What’s Meant to Be

Sunday I jetted from teaching a Wreath Making event to an early dinner with my spouse (The class was a success).  I have never been to the eatery before alone, … Continue reading What’s Meant to Be

When You Know, Depression is on the Horizon

I am a planning type of person and knowing that SAD months are the hardest for me. I plan with my therapist to see her more frequently. In contrast, in the summer months, I only see my therapist once or twice a month.

Journey to a Diagnosis — The Series

It’s hard to sum up about 17 years of ups and downs with mental illness in just a few posts, but that is what I have attempted to do in … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis — The Series

When Things Don’t Sparkle Like They Used To

We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same. – Trent Shelton This is a letter to anyone who has been recently … Continue reading When Things Don’t Sparkle Like They Used To

A Chapter in The Bipolar Writer Memoir

There have been a three, of what I believed at the time to be permanent, psychiatrists that helped me along with my journey to get me to today. One psychiatrist with Behavior Health got me to see a therapist for the first time in my journey, and she has been the only mainstay over the last three years. The second psychiatrist who I spent about eight months with just up and left one day.

I need my Sleep

My husband and I enjoy old movies.  My favorite movies of all time are Casablanca and It’s a Wonderful Life.  In fact, we have a jumbo canvas print of an original … Continue reading I need my Sleep

Journey to a Diagnosis, Part III

Today I will write the final chapter in my Journey to a Diagnosis series.  Find the rest of the story here and here. When I got home from the inpatient … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis, Part III

Journey to a Diagnosis, Part II

Today, I continue the story I began in Part I. My husband and I drove to the inpatient facility, arriving in about 30 minutes.  I remember being so afraid.  I … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis, Part II

Journey to a Diagnosis, Part I

“What’s wrong with me?” I often thought years ago, as I was beginning my journey with mental illness.  Only, I didn’t know I was on a journey and I didn’t … Continue reading Journey to a Diagnosis, Part I

Introduction

If you have ever ridden a roller coaster, you understand the excitement and fear that courses through your mind and body as you burst through the track. You experience such … Continue reading Introduction

Guest Posts on The Bipolar Writer Blog

Guest Blog Posts for Mental Health Awareness Month I know its the 11th of March and I should have done this sooner, but I wanted to open up some guest … Continue reading Guest Posts on The Bipolar Writer Blog

Girl on the pull…

I’m turning 26 this year, but for 20 years of my life or a little more I have been a girl on the pull. It’s something I try to conceal … Continue reading Girl on the pull…