Have you ever waited for a phone call with much anxiety because you feared the person may end up not calling as promised? Have you ever spoken to someone and you never wanted that conversation to stop? Wait a minute, have you ever left a comment for the first time on someone’s blog and kept your fingers and toes crossed until they replied to your comment? Let me see what more I can ponder about this darling lady Dyane of mine?
In short, there’s probably no way I can go to that US again without visiting my fair lady as I also call her, and oh sure lovely lucy too.
Yes, I follow my guts very often and they’ve led me very very often to fulfilling encounters! Indeed several life changing lessons have been learnt. It still happens and am so grateful for such an amazing and graceful existence. Wow, I am grateful to my Almighty Father.
I stumbled on Dyane’s blog during an A to Z blogging challenge I had registered to in 2013. I had just made a great leap of faith into the blogging world, and I was still so ‘intimidated and overwhelmed’ by it all. I decided to participate in the challenge and challenge myself to ‘get going and keep going’ with this blogging thing. The rest is history. Am still doing it and wow I even coach or inspire others.
So back to Dyane, it so happened that she was equally ‘bouncing back’ from a long hiatus due to that monster bi-f- polar. I have come to envy her courage to face and tell it to its face that she ain’t giving it any more damn undeserved attention. It’s already eaten up much of her time and caused so many tsunamis in her life.
Fortunately, Dyane has tremendous support from her husband Craig, their 2 gorgeous girls, and her lovely Lucy of a colie. Am sure there are many others too who support, cheer and love her so. Hmm she says am one of them and calls me her fairy Godmother. Oh my what did I do to deserve that honour… recently she sent me an e- crown – hmm what will I get shortly? 🙂
Darling Dyane is one of my indisputable e-heroines, and until that magic day we meet it’ll be like Obama’s Dreams from his Father. Gosh, am going to blush all the time. Am from a different world and so I am in awe of diversity and above all, I love to discover and even try out different ways of living and loving 🙂
Dyane writes, preaches and advocates very firmly and passionately about mental health with emphasis on bipolar disorder – category postpartum or peripartum onset. I may get these terms wrong because we don’t really know them here – so to that extent, bear with me my fair lady 🙂
I envy Dyane’s elliptical for work outs at all times of the day as she is up to. Look how she glows on it. No doubt she is a certified personal fitness trainer.
I sure envy lovely lucy too. I discovered this roving relationship we can have with dogs a few months ago. I held a leech for my first time and it was wonderful. I can’t wait for Dyane’s forthcoming memoir Birth of A New Brain- the title itself sparks speculations and leaves you anticipating an early release so you can temper that trepidating literary vulture in you.
Darling Dyane, I can write on and on. Indeed yours is one of those posts I wish I could transform into a book. Enough said for now, please write on and forge on. You are such an inspiration and motivation and I so love your write ups. I treasure knowing you and am so grateful for your feedback and the blurb you selflessly wrote for my forth coming memoir: I mean here are some of her palmares:
Dyane Leshin-Harwood, B.A.
Founder, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance,
Santa Cruz County, CA Chapter
Member, International Society of Bipolar Disorders and
The Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health
Author of “Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar
Disorder” to be published by Post Hill Press, 2017
And her idyllic psychatrist charming Dr A’s beautiful blog contains so much worth their gold – kindly visit and follow same at: https://medium.com/@MoAlsuwaidan
Dear world, I wish us all Darling Dyanes in our lives. Or maybe you already have some and would want to share?