About Dr. PattyPatricia Leigh Bay, Psy.D. is a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with a private practice in Redding, California. Since 1979 she has loved working with children, adolescents, adults, families and relationships.
Monthly Archives: July 2013
I am not a “formally religious” person, however I follow a spiritual path and believe in a higher power. Since I have been struggling with this illness, family and friends have told me with extreme sincerity, that they pray for … Continue reading
It cracks me up that Rich wrote a post about “have a nice day.” I have been writing one in my head called “have a great weekend.” We haven’t discussed this much and I had no idea he was writing … Continue reading
“Have a nice day.” How often to you hear those words? Once a day? Several times a day? Do those who utter the words really mean them? I tell you that every time I hear them, I want to puke! … Continue reading
Illness in a home affects everyone. It touches each person in a variety of ways. Ally wrote this sign tonight and I did not even know what to say. I guess because she is right. I don’t think I’m fun … Continue reading
As you know, if you’ve been following my blog, I walk everyday to exercise and, more importantly, to find some peace of mind even for a little while. While I walk, I listen to music as a further support for … Continue reading
Sometimes I look at Rich and say, “I just miss you.” He usually answers, “I miss me, too.” This stupid brain issue, whatever it is, has taken so much of him from both of us… from our family and friends. … Continue reading
Rich’s intention to do chores and his actual follow-through are two very different things. Sometimes it takes little reminders and then it MIGHT get done.
Well, as you can see from Patty’s added remarks to my blog from yesterday, despite my “trying,” the hours after my workout, and the remainder of the day, went down the toilet. So much for “trying” to be supportive and … Continue reading
“Try.” A word consisting of three letters. A small word? No! Why? Because to “try” means to put out an effort to accomplish a specific goal. Go ahead and ask yourself, “how often have I set goals and succeeded? I … Continue reading