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 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
ask a lot from the followers of this blog. Maybe too much. I about to publish my first book with a legit indie publisher and The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir is becoming a reality and will be published soon. Update: I am in my final edits and working on my cover with my artist. It sounds like everything will be done on 8/15 as a tentative completion date. I need help continue to be able to write full-time.
I miss the happier days, and I am so busy lately that it is like life is passing me by again. I wake up worrying about the next thing, and I go to sleep in the same manner. I know things get better. Depression is not forever, and I am on some new medication that will hopefully be the bridge that needs to move forward with getting my depression back under control.
“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
When did it get so hard to ask for help? At a certain point, as children, most of the day is spent asking an adult for assistance. And then, as … Continue reading Babbles: Asking for Help
Sleep feels like an irrational beast. It’s rare that I get a full night’s sleep. If I do, I sleep more than needed and still feel tired. The number of … Continue reading I Sleep Four Hours or 14 Hours
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
I have not really taken a step back and realized that life is not so bad, that despite my mental illnesses I have done great things that will continue to help me not just continue this road to recovery but make me feel good–something missing in my life of late.
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
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