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”. ūüėČ ¬†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: https://dyaneharwood.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

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