Over the years I’ve become extremely good at hiding my emotions from others. I grew up with the belief that sadness & tears made me weak so I did my … Continue reading No Longer Hiding my Emotions
The End of the Road? I started this blog in September of 2017, for a class on how to sell yourself as a writer. Creating a blog, as any blogger … Continue reading All Good Things Come to an End
This is not the first time that I have done these tests and got a sleep apnea machine. I had issues with the mask, and eventually, my insurance decided that they would not pay for something that I was not using. Since the masks have improved and I am hopeful that tonight’s sleep study that things will work out better and I will finally be able to conquer this insomnia thing.
One of the bad parts for me with mania, and one that gets be in trouble when the manic episode is over–The feeling that your on top of the world.
“There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection.” – Carl Jung This last month I stumbled upon something new called shadow work. It was something I’ve … Continue reading Confronting Your Shadow Self
My latest appointment with my psychiatrist has left me again with one medication not working and the start of another. For those who don’t know, I have been struggling between … Continue reading The Journey Continues
When I came into my current graduate courses I was riding a perfect high. My new novel was coming along, and I was finding a real balance between work (writing … Continue reading When You do Too Much in This Mental Illness Life
Right now I’m at a period of my life where I’ve been focusing more and more on my own inner work & personal development. It’s something I neglected and put … Continue reading A Special Thank You to my Friends & Family
Sometimes, life gives you lemons. At other times, it throws them at you. Really, really hard. Especially if you’re not looking. In one moment, you might think you’ve got everything … Continue reading Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I’ve learned that when I find myself in stressful situations is when my depressive episodes start to surface again. It’s why I’ve added exercise and meditation into my routine because it does help eliminate the stress and lifts that weight off of your shoulders.
First off, it was a crazy week. Full-time graduate student, working on my next fantasy fiction novel writing 5,000 words a day and finishing the second edits of my book that is in the publishing phase so that I can reach the final edits. All these things got done at the expense of my mental health and my work for the week. I bombed both assignments, something I have never done as an undergraduate (I graduated with 3.92-grade average) or in the three-plus courses of my graduate studies.
I wanted to say thank you to everyone following this blog and keeping it going. To my contributors, thank you for being there even when I can not by creating valuable mental health content. Let us celebrate our mental health advocacy, mental illness, and mental health recovery wellness.