I once read that a good strategy in dealing with bipolar is to recognize what is an episode and what is just a run of the mill bad day. … Continue reading The List.
I’ve been doing well to keep up with reading most of the posts on this fantastic collaborative blog and I’ve noticed that a lot of us are really struggling right … Continue reading Let’s Bloom Together
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
So today I’m supposed to work a 6-hour shift. The problem that I’m having is that I can’t bring myself to go or call in. You see the problem I’m … Continue reading My depression and work today
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
It could be the time of year. I always struggle to find my focus during the colder winter months. The recent time change has allowed me to be more productive and I see that my mental health is improving, which is everything. It is a small sample size, but I am always better when the weather is much better.
There is a battle in my head no matter what I do I can’t win. I always lose my head in the battle. Even as I sit here and write … Continue reading The battle
Life is not easy, nor will ever be.
You are a fighter and a survivor.
And worthy of love
and to revive her.
Sticks and stones can’t and will not break your bones.
Life will get you down,
They will get you down.
They will call you names like ugly and fat.
Just your life is so much more than that.
Can I really leave my mental disorders behind? That is a question that I get asked a lot. Is it truly possible for me to completely “heal” from my mental … Continue reading Can I leave them behind?
When I initially started going for therapy, I masked my pain by being overly positive. I was constantly watching meditation videos on YouTube, reading motivational books and novels. Thinking that … Continue reading The Dark Side of Extreme Positivity
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