I Still Have Anxiety

I had severe painful anxiety and panic attacks in my early twenties (thirty years ago) and have had anxiety off and on ever since–increasing in severity after my postpartum depression … Continue reading I Still Have Anxiety

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A Special Thank You to my Friends & Family

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

To be, or not to be Medicine Free

I often think about what life would have been like if that day in November 2007, at the age of twenty-two I would have refused to take medication. I was … Continue reading To be, or not to be Medicine Free

Distracting Depression

When our brains get so focused on one negative thing, it can be really hard to stop letting those thoughts spiral you into a pit of despair. For me, my … Continue reading Distracting Depression

July Posts on The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Blog

I know seven days into July is not the best time to ask, but I was wondering to the masses what kind of posts do you want me to write … Continue reading July Posts on The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Blog

Why You Should Start Practicing Mood Hygiene

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.

We Said Goodbye Five Years Ago

Just from these photos, you can see the people that loved him and that five years ago came together to honor this great man. I love my grandfather to this day because he taught me so many great things that I have today. If only he would have seen me continue my recovery with Bipolar 1 and panic disorder, but I believe he is still here in spirit and watching over us with my grandmother.

The $2 Patreon Challenge

I ask a lot from the followers of this blog. Maybe too much. I about to publish my first book with a legit indie author and The Bipolar Writer: A … Continue reading The $2 Patreon Challenge

Celebrating my “anniversary”

I’m reaching my first anniversary of my diagnosis (depression and OCD) – July 5th.  I thought I would be extra sensitive leading up to those days, but thankfully – life … Continue reading Celebrating my “anniversary”

Running Towards Hugs.

I am making moves towards my next goal of moving back home after moving out of state a year ago. I applied and applied for jobs until I finally found … Continue reading Running Towards Hugs.

Is There Such Thing as a Miracle Drug?

The truth is feeling better is just one step, but it has allowed me to write over 170,000 words in my new novel in almost two months. I am writing, which was impossible at one point because of my anxiety. While things have spiraled with my recent manic episode, I can say my anxiety for once was not my worse issue–for once.

When Mania Gets in the Way

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.