A Temporary Farewell Video & Chocolate Nutrition Guidance

Photo on 2014-11-29 at 17.59 #2

Me on “Kitt Jr.”, my NordicTrack Elliptical – this is where I read your blog posts and

yeah, I need a lot of light to do that as I’m getting older…

Hello my wonderful friends!

I hope your week went well despite everyone being so stressed out with the holidays rapidly approaching.  

I’m preparing myself for sudden internet withdrawal “syndrome”. ;)  Beginning tomorrow I’m taking myself offline and it’s going to be hard.  While our three chickens will be lovingly cared for by friends at our home, we’re going to explore the snowy mountains of Lake Tahoe…the very slopes where the extraordinary Shane McConkey used to ski. (To learn about my getting inspired by Shane’s incredible life in the documentary “McConkey” check out: http://proudlybipolar.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/and-now-for-something-completely-different-mcconkey/ )

Shane’s wife Sherry teaches a Squaw Valley yoga class that’s supposed to be very special, so I may try it, even though I’m not a yoga aficionado.  Given that she created a remarkable foundation in Shane’s memory helping many worthy organizations, it would be an honor to meet her, let alone be taught yoga by her.

Today was a super-gloomy and rainy.  On a whim I made a silly video to share with my Facebook network.  I thought some of you might enjoy it as well.  It’s me being wacky; this is who I am when I’m not depressed or suicidal, and I’m glad to be able to write that.  I never forget for even a second how grateful I am to be in a better place, and I want the same for of you.  

To that end, my next post is going to be an in-depth discussion of exercise specifically for bipolar disorder because I’m still amazed that I came out of a recent, brief depression so quickly.  (I’ll try to make it interesting – I promise.) I credit my meds for helping me get out of that awful state, but my intuition tells me it’s also because of the exercise I’ve been doing.  Speaking of exercise, yesterday the International Bipolar Foundation posted my monthly blog which is about exercise & mood:

http://www.ibpf.org/blog/different-take-exercise-and-why-i-want-you-join-me

but ironically, I found out some groundbreaking, convincing information on Tuesday specifically about exercise and bipolar that I’m excited to share with you very soon.  As I already had turned in my post to IBPF, I asked them to amend it, but they haven’t done it yet.  So please stay tuned for my post about that.

In the meantime, I wish you a weekend in which you take time to treat yourself well.  

Much love to you!

Dyane

My wackadoodle video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOco8pDj_P0&feature=youtu.be