I have not really taken a step back and realized that life is not so bad, that despite my mental illnesses I have done great things that will continue to help me not just continue this road to recovery but make me feel good–something missing in my life of late.
I made it back home after a 17 hour drive, tearful goodbyes, and many many stops for gas. I feel relieved that I have removed myself from an environment that … Continue reading Reaching Out.
I had severe painful anxiety and panic attacks in my early twenties (thirty years ago) and have had anxiety off and on ever since–increasing in severity after my postpartum depression … Continue reading I Still Have Anxiety
I lay in bed, my brain twisting with horrible thoughts. This weekend my husband takes two of our small children to a baseball game without me because I’ll stay home … Continue reading Nightmares While I’m Awake
Right now I’m at a period of my life where I’ve been focusing more and more on my own inner work & personal development. It’s something I neglected and put … Continue reading A Special Thank You to my Friends & Family
Most of my life I lived behind “wishful thinking.” I thought when this or that changed, my life would become better and I would be happy. My “if only” thought … Continue reading Wishful Thinking
I often think about what life would have been like if that day in November 2007, at the age of twenty-two I would have refused to take medication. I was … Continue reading To be, or not to be Medicine Free
When our brains get so focused on one negative thing, it can be really hard to stop letting those thoughts spiral you into a pit of despair. For me, my … Continue reading Distracting Depression
Become a Patron! A few weeks ago I did the first ever poll on my blog post, which is something that I plan on doing more in the future. It … Continue reading James’ Patreon Account
I can go into public places without fearing something will happen to my children or me. This is tremendous progress. Yesterday I went into a clothing store alone. I thought … Continue reading I’m Okay. Why Do I Still Seek Therapy?
Sometimes, life gives you lemons. At other times, it throws them at you. Really, really hard. Especially if you’re not looking. In one moment, you might think you’ve got everything … Continue reading Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I know seven days into July is not the best time to ask, but I was wondering to the masses what kind of posts do you want me to write … Continue reading July Posts on The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Blog