Don’t Be a Negative Nelly

My brain is always moving quickly–thinking, planning, reminiscing, dreaming, creating and is actively working. It doesn’t shut down much. It has always been like this and it always will. That … Continue reading Don’t Be a Negative Nelly

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The Dark Side of Social Media

We live in a society today that is ruled by technology. We have access to so much more than we did ten years ago. There are a number of ways … Continue reading The Dark Side of Social Media

Can You Have a “Little” Binge Eating Disorder?

I have battled with my weight my entire life and was thin until I became pregnant with my first daughter. I followed the example of others around me at the … Continue reading Can You Have a “Little” Binge Eating Disorder?

A New Bipolar Writer Blog Milestone

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.

It’s All About the Flash (a Very Free Verse Poem)

It’s all about the flash, the flash of the past, the flash of what was the flash of what could have been. The flash of dreams you want to come … Continue reading It’s All About the Flash (a Very Free Verse Poem)

Post a Day in May For Mental Health Awareness

It is that fantastic time of year again. It’s MAY! The important month where we  educate, celebrate, and increase awareness of mental health.  Every MAY I write a POST A DAY … Continue reading Post a Day in May For Mental Health Awareness

Self-Sabotage.

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’m Better Than This.

I took a step forward today. I applied about a year ago to become a speaker for the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) speaker’s bureau. I suffer from … Continue reading I’m Better Than This.

Healing Through Poetry

April is National Poetry Month. Poetry has played a significant role in my healing process. I spent many years discovering myself and learning how to heal. The things hurting me … Continue reading Healing Through Poetry

A Birthday Reflection

Yesterday I turned 26 years old. I had an absolutely wonderful day spent with my family and my boyfriend. There was nothing lavish or anything but it was time well … Continue reading A Birthday Reflection

You Don’t Need to be Ashamed of Being Hospitalized for your Mental Illness

Why is it that we’ve normalized being in the hospital for physical illnesses; but when it comes to mental health you’re immediately labeled crazy for being hospitalized. Society has played … Continue reading You Don’t Need to be Ashamed of Being Hospitalized for your Mental Illness

Let’s Bloom Together

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