I have been through the emotional gauntlet the past month and a half. For about a month I dealt with the worst depression cycle of the young year. When I … Continue reading My Self-Doubts
It’s okay if all you did today was survive. The other day I had one of those days. I couldn’t focus. I had trouble getting out of bed. The need … Continue reading In This Mental Illness Life, Some Days You Just Survive
It was my son’s 15th birthday on Saturday. He originally had plans to go to the arcades with his brand new (first) girlfriend, but her parents forbade her going at … Continue reading How Depression Ruined My Child’s Birthday
This is a particularly favorite chapter in my memoir because the subject matter is something that is near to heart—my love for the sport of baseball. With the start of … Continue reading My Love for Baseball
Depression has consumed my life. I take my medicine, I go to the doctor, and I push myself to list the positives when I want to dwell on the … Continue reading A Little Reminder to Myself.
My goal in my Patreon account is for me to connect with my followers to a point where they become a part of the experience. I have created tiers on my Patreon account that give a patron a level of access to my writing that has never before been seen.
Music has always played an important role in my recovery–mostly praise and worship music or anything inspirational. I love music that touches my heart and speaks joy into my heart–or … Continue reading We Grow Stronger After We Break
Burnout and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C/PTSD) are rarely talked about. I think, for the most part, burnout and fatigue are the most debilitating symptoms that I have to … Continue reading Burnout And Complex PTSD
In This Mental Illness Life, Things Change Fast For the last two days, I had a rare feat even for someone that is dealing with Bipolar One–a rapid cycling mixed … Continue reading Rapid Cycling Mixed Episode
“Turn loud whispers of hope into shouts of joy for the triumph of life and living.” ~Susan Walz My Loud Whispers of Hope When I finally accepted the theory that … Continue reading My Loud Whispers of Hope–My New Blog Name and a Poem
Three years ago I made a decision that has been, for the most part, a smart choice–I quit drinking. I love drinking, and whiskey is my drink of choice (I … Continue reading A Dark Time in my Life
I can finally say with pride I am out of the depression cycle. FINALLY!!! Sorry for yelling, but it feels so good. Depression, my old friend, it really something. I … Continue reading Coming Out of the Fog