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Roller Coaster of Life

Roller Coaster of Life
Life's Ups and Downs

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Amazing story

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched and studied her own stroke as it happened her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. She has become a powerful voice for brain recovery. This is an astonishing story.

Click on either of the links below, to watch the video of her account:

Friday, June 20, 2008

Take time to laugh at our self

I do all sorts of weird things now a days and I just laugh at myself, because it is better than crying. Depression, aging, and all sorts of things cause us to become too serious at times. So I love it when something makes me laugh (besides “House, MD”)

I was sent the following, in an e-mail...


Hello, and thank you for calling The State Mental Hospital. Please select from the following options menu:

If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.

If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.

If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5 and 6.

If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want, stay on the line so we can trace your call.

If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be forwarded to the Mother Ship.

If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.

If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press, nothing will make you happy anyway.

If you are dyslexic, press 9696969696969696.

If you are bipolar, please leave a message after the beep or before the beep or after the beep. Please wait for the beep.

If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9..

If you have low self-esteem, please hang up our operators are too busy to talk with you.

If you are menopausal, put the gun down, hang up, turn on the fan, lie down and cry. You won't be crazy forever.

If you are blonde, don't press any buttons, you'll just mess it up.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Yes, some days are very difficult. But try very hard to go with the flow, ride the waves, and hang in there. We can make it!

Friday, June 6, 2008

It's okay to want/need time alone

I recently returned from a trip to see my granddaughter get married. For two days I was around lots and lots of people, as the events and plans for the reception were taken care of and executed.

Needless to say, as an introvert, I was overwhelmed with so many people and talking and noise, etc. This is NOT a negative statement against these particular people....they are all wonderful individuals. The problem lies within ME, as it is a trademark of an introverted person.

So, for a couple of days after I returned home, I truly enjoyed shutting myself up in my little apartment, enjoying the solitude and peace and quiet so that I could re-energize myself. After that, I was fine again. So it is okay to want time alone for awhile to rest and regain strength and perspective.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Commercial for "mental illness"

I was watching TV the other day and a commercial came on, of which I did not pay a whole lot of attention to at first and so I hope I get this was something about the fact that we have/need certain different GROUPS of our friends to do certain things with, or for them to be supportive of us in different situations....but that it only takes 1 (one) special friend to be there and stand by us when we struggle with mental illness.