It is completely acceptable to stay alive for tiny reasons. Because you want to hear your favorite song one more time. Because your pet will miss you if you leave. … Continue reading Reasons To Live
Worrying has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I’ve worried about everything under the sun at one time or another. My current worry … Continue reading What is Success?
I often wonder if I’ve screwed up my children. Not only do I enact terrible punishments like limited screen time or healthy options before sugar, but I also insist they … Continue reading Should You Have Kids If You Have a Mental Illness?
This is a new rendition of a poem I wrote on my blog. The Silent Sands of Illness Spheres be fed the blackened beast, For long to fill his gluttonous … Continue reading The Silent Sands of Illness
I have always been a giver, but how much of that is out of guilt? I made a lot of poor choices as a kid. Namely that I used to … Continue reading Self-Sabotage.
I’ve lived with depression and anxiety my entire life so I understand the ups and downs of mental illness well. There are days when all things are fine then others … Continue reading Can I Keep It Together?
There are times when writing interview features for The Bipolar Writer blog that it gets personal to me because I can directly relate to the subject of the article. When … Continue reading Joy Daehn Interview Feature
Petrified doesn’t seem to express fully what I am feeling. This is my first post. When I saw the post about new collaborator’s part of my brain said “Why not?” … Continue reading The Fear
I’m starting to see some negative characteristics in myself. Recently feelings of jealousy have been becoming more and more prominent in my mind. My jealously is fueled by fear. The … Continue reading Reflecting Before It Gets Ugly
You may not have realized we had more than one James posting on this blog. James Edgar Skye started this blog and I am not him. I am James Pack. … Continue reading I’m the Other James
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
This weekend was very difficult for me. My mental illness had me in its grip tight which kept me in bed for Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and about 75 percent … Continue reading Does Mental Illness = Weakness?