Hope for the best and prepare for the worst

My research suggests John Jay wrote “To hope for the best and prepare for the worst, is a trite but a good maxim,” in 1813. So I will credit him to this quote knowing I … Continue reading Hope for the best and prepare for the worst

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The Voyage and Worthiness

I am worthy even when I don’t feel like it. There’s so much of my past self that I don’t resonate with at all anymore, but I love her just … Continue reading The Voyage and Worthiness

Unplug

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between … Continue reading Unplug

My Story’s the Opposite of EVERYTHING We’ve Been Taught About Mental Illness

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. One year, six months and eight days ago I was in the worst state I have … Continue reading My Story’s the Opposite of EVERYTHING We’ve Been Taught About Mental Illness

I’m Gonna Worry About Me

When a person I care about does something I don’t agree with, I become overly vocal. I force myself opinions on them so they know exactly why they are wrong. Not … Continue reading I’m Gonna Worry About Me

Fighting The Stigma

Hey all…I know that it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me…at least it feels that way. I probably even said that as the intro to the last post … Continue reading Fighting The Stigma

If You Ever Need The Bipolar Writer

I am doing something unorthodox today here on The Bipolar Writer. I hope that I have created a place where my fellow mental health sufferers can have a “safe place” … Continue reading If You Ever Need The Bipolar Writer

Six Months of Silence from You  

Maybe I should be grateful you’ve disappeared from my life. Though it’s hard to think that way, you’ve been a friend since we were pre-teens. Our lives both treacherous, though … Continue reading Six Months of Silence from You  

Transformation

As I was washing my hands at the bathroom sink, I glanced up and saw a nameless faceless image in the mirror. Quickly I averted my eyes from the reflection … Continue reading Transformation

The Blurry Lines of Mental Illness

“There is no greater joy than being freed from the captivity of your mind.” ~Susan Walz The escape from the interference of mental illness frequencies that affect your inner being, … Continue reading The Blurry Lines of Mental Illness

Nightmares While I’m Awake

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