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Bipolar Mood Diary – and why you need to have one

It is so important for those with bipolar disorder, or suffering from depression, and want their stability in life to improve, then you must start charting a mood diary, or mood chart. I have been using a mood diary to check my stability for years now. After charting my mood for a few months, I became so much more insightful about myself. I gained so much self-awareness. This is because when you start tracking your moods, habits, times of day when you eat, get angry, etc., you are able to look at yourself without any transperancy. You see just how little sleep you are getting, or how your circadian-rhythm is different by noticing times you sleep, compared to most average sleepers. Once you have written down, honestly written all of the details you can remember, you have a much better time being able to assess yourself and there is no denying any of that. I have become so self-aware of my habits and times when I become manic, and so forth.

There are so many different styled mood charts, or mood diaries. They all will be different, with different information required for each chart. There are many differently purposed mood-charts also. Take your time deciding which chart would purpose you best. Ask yourself what information is useful for gaining knowledge to know yourself better? Ask yourself what your biggest problems might be, and what areas of your life need the most attention?

Here are some of my favorite, listed by most favorite as first, that I have used, and has helped me achieve the goals I had for them.

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The Contortionists of Mongolia

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The Champear Martini

  
This has got to be the best, most refreshing bubbly drink there is!!!

   

 
Ingredients:

  • Absolut Pear Vodka (1-2 shots)
  • Champagne (fill with bubbly)
  • Garnish with pear slices 

Lower pear slices slowly so to not make champagne bubble over!

   

    

 
  

   
 
  

  

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Happy 1,000 Post!!!

Petite Girls Guide

I just posted my 1000th blog post at at petitegirlsguide here on WordPress!!!







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Happy 1,000 Post!!!

I just posted my 1000th blog post at at petitegirlsguide here on WordPress!!!

  
   
   
   
    
    
 

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Pink and White Gemstone Jewelry 

I wanted to share these magical pieces that I found and wanted to pass along the style, Creativity, and brilliant design.
   
    
 

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Gorgeous Pink & Purple Gemstone Jewelry 

Check out these beautiful pieces! With pink sapphires, amethysts, pink tourmaline and diamonds. Enjoy how colorful these special pieces are and appreciate how each gemstone is brilliant and deep in color. 

   

    
    
    
   

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What is PR, Really? Please Discuss…

Petite Girls Guide

What Public Relations IS:
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““As public relations practice continues in the 21st century there is a growing sense that it needs better theory to provide a foundation and sustenance for public relations practice. Theory is not something abstract, remote from real-world — dare we say it — ‘academic’.”

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“Having good theoretical underpinnings to what you do provides firm foundations for your day-to-day activity. It enables you to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ quicker to whatever challenge you face. Good theory provides clarity and purpose to your mission.”

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Lighting Up The Holiday Season at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Va.

I See Beauty All Around

Photos by Rob Paine/Copyright 2013 Photos by Rob Paine/Copyright 2013 With less than three weeks to Christmas and roughly ten days before Hanukkah, I thought it would be fun to rollout some highlights from last year’s  Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Va. which has already opened for visitors this year.

I have run many a post on the beautiful flowers and sculptures at Meadowlark but the winter belongs to the lights at this gem of park tucked away in the a suburb of Washington D.C.  (please see gallery below) 

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Today’s Astronomical Events – November 21st, 2014

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Today’s Astronomical Events – November 19th, 2014

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What is PR, Really? Please Discuss…

What Public Relations IS:
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““As public relations practice continues in the 21st century there is a growing sense that it needs better theory to provide a foundation and sustenance for public relations practice. Theory is not something abstract, remote from real-world — dare we say it — ‘academic’.”

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“Having good theoretical underpinnings to what you do provides firm foundations for your day-to-day activity. It enables you to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ quicker to whatever challenge you face. Good theory provides clarity and purpose to your mission.”

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To Be Or Not To Be…Naked for Yoga

Petite Girls Guide

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IMG_2660.JPG“Naked yoga is the practice of yoga without clothes. The practice is gaining popularity, notably in western societies that have more familiarity with social nudity. While many practice naked yoga at home, there are a growing number of participants in group classes. It is becoming popular in Europe and United States.”

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IMG_2656.JPG“Whether you are yourself a practitioner of Naked Yoga or not, we do hope all our readers enjoy the read! Our ‘Is Yoga Sexy’ series is back with a stunning look at Naked Yoga…”

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11 Types Of Drunk Texters

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Bipolar Disorder & Creativity

Creativity & Madness

“(CNN) – The suicide death of Robin Williams has generated interest in the relationship between creativity and depression. No one knows the nature of Mr. William’s problems (added to them today was the revelation that he was suffering with early stage Parkinson’s disease), but the possibility of a link between “madness” and creativity is ancient and persistent. It is also controversial; some believe that making such a link romanticizes painful, potentially lethal illnesses and ignores the diversity of temperament and imagination that is essential to artistic work as a pathology.”IMG_2910.JPG

“The evidence for such a link, however, especially between bipolar disorder and creativity, is strong and growing. Many biographical studies, as well as studies of living artists, writers, and musicians have found higher rates of mania, severe depression, and suicide in creative individuals. First-degree relatives (that is, a parent, offspring or sibling) of creative people with bipolar disorder or depression also have elevated rates of both mood disorders and creative accomplishment.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK ABOVE!

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To Be Or Not To Be…Naked for Yoga

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IMG_2660.JPG“Naked yoga is the practice of yoga without clothes. The practice is gaining popularity, notably in western societies that have more familiarity with social nudity. While many practice naked yoga at home, there are a growing number of participants in group classes. It is becoming popular in Europe and United States.”

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IMG_2656.JPG“Whether you are yourself a practitioner of Naked Yoga or not, we do hope all our readers enjoy the read! Our ‘Is Yoga Sexy’ series is back with a stunning look at Naked Yoga…”

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How To Maintain A Healthy Twitter Feed

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IMG_2606.PNG“Is your branded Twitter account interacting more than it’s pushing messages? Are those messages overly promotional, or are they providing relevant, curated content? Are you educating your audience through your tweets?”

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What’s wrong with Chrissy Teigen tweeting ‘I’m pretty drunk’ before throwing first pitch at Dodgers game?

When NOT to Tweet!
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IMG_2603.JPG“First off, whether the Sports Illustrated model Miss Teigen accepts it or not, she is a role model for many young women. One hundred years ago, drunkenness was a shame. One did not write boast about it. Today’s society is much more open about many things: physical illnesses, mental illnesses, and substance abuse. This is what the Spaniards call una espada de doble filo or a double-edged sword. In some ways the openness is a good thing, in others a bad thing.”

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Is Hope Always Paradise?

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Hope4usnow's Blog

Hope and Bird of Paradise Hope and Bird of Paradise

Have you asked yourself, “Does having Hope create a paradise?” If so, you know it doesn’t. So one may ask, then why should I have Hope? Let me tell you why, because to Hope means everything. One of the beautiful wonders of being human is the capacity to Hope.

In the midst of hoping for something I have often wondered how I could actually have hope when the situation looked completely impossible. That is the beauty of Hope. It lifts us up above the situation and allows us to have a new perspective. When we are faced with a difficult situation or anything that calls for Hope we have a choice to make. We can choose Hope or Hopelessness.

When we choose Hope it gives us strength to continue moving forward. And although it does not create a paradise, it is a thing of beauty that makes our…

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Butterflies by the Handful…. No Fist Bumps…

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Life as Art... and a bit of nonsense...

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Just when I thought I was catching up…

It’s been a day of sunny skies cut apart by sudden dark clouds and downpours… I wanted to enjoy the glory of it more. But despite the implementation of fist bumps in our house hold… I have caught a nasty summer cold from my children. It turns out that no matter how much you wash your hands or avoid germ filled hand shakes, it is all to naught when your ten year old son coughs in your face… so, there it is.

But caterpillars must be fed, butterflies must be released and kittens must be played with… However, the laundry I will ignore… for now.  Because once I am done with this… I am going to collapse into my bed… with a box of tissues… and dream that no one yells, “Mommy!”

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Back to the numbers…. My Monarch Journal ……

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Space Snow…

Life as Art... and a bit of nonsense...

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Does it snow in space…?

My imagination says so…

If only for fun…

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Weightless drifting motes…

Fragile crystals never melt…

Caught on space suit gloves…

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An endless blizzard…

Carried on a solar wind…

Planetary drifts…

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Snow ball fights from Mars…

Sledding between Saturn’s rings…

Skiing comet’s tail…

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Snowmen on the moon…

I think there must be room for…

Snow in outer space…

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Frosty milky way shakes… Just don’t make me shovel the heliosphere…

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“Silk Waves and Words” … for July 20th…

Image and words by Cicely Robin Laing©2014

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