Using music to cope with pain. Studies and personal experience show that listening to music can help reduce pain and pain medication usage.
Figuring out what to say to someone with ANY disease is difficult. Some diseases are even harder. Say the wrong thing and you can hurt someone you care a great deal about it. The fact that you are taking the time to research how to deal with a loved one’s mental illness says a great deal about you.
There are a number of statements that are ignorant, careless and just plain cruel. I’ve narrowed the list to ten of the most common. After the negative list is a positive list.
Last week I started a four part series on mental illness. Rather than focus on the person with a mental illness, I’ve chosen to focus on the families and friends or rather, the support team. As a person with a mental illness, I’ve been extremely lucky to have a few amazing people in my life.
I’m going to give my mom and husband a shout out. My mom is my rock – never moving, always there to cling to when times get rough. My husband is my anchor, keeping me from getting too “out there.” I am very aware that I can be a challenge for them. I have a crazy sleep schedule. I go from be very friendly to paranoid. I can rotate from crying to aggression to laughing to crying again in the space of 30 minutes. While those things are hard on me, they are just as hard on my loved ones.
Pork Chops & Apples are a healthy way to serve a delicious meal and dessert. The juice from the apples bakes into the pork chops creating a tender meat. The apples are a bonus delight!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.. I love pork chop but my hubby generally doesn’t. This is one of those recipe that he likes.
This post is the first of a four-part series for family members of those with a mental illness. I was diagnosed with a mental illness when I was 15 years old which meant years of therapy, doctors and research. I understand my illnesses but recently I’ve had to learn how to cope with another’s mental illnesses.
You will find a list of ways you can can support a loved-one with a mental illness including things you should avoid doing.
Southern Fried Potatoes compliment many dishes, are easy to cook and are a favorite on any table. This recipe uses a cooking hack that works for most fried potatoes.
I almost always zap my potatoes in the microwave before frying them – just until they are slightly tender. The nice thing about this method is that I have time to slice onions, peppers, heat my oil, work on other food, etc. etc.
Sweet BBQ Meatballs are delicious, filling and gone before you know it! They are perfect for potlucks and large crowds.
These versatile meatballs are perfect for a variety of different recipes. The recipe makes a large batch and is perfect for make-ahead freezer cooking.
Creamy Baked Cheesecake makes an extra large pie. It is well worth taking the extra step of baking for a delicious dessert.
Creamy Baked Cheesecake tastes delicious by itself or with any of your favorite toppings.
Freezer Crock Pot Pork Ribs are indescribably moist, tasty and beyond easy to make. Perfect for the middle of the week or a Sunday dinner.
Fix them immediately or freeze them for a later meal.
St. Patrick’s Day riddles to laugh and giggle at!
Weekend Stuffing is perfect for Sunday Dinner or anytime. It uses just the right blend of seasoning, is perfectly moist on the inside & crusty on the outside.