A Thank You from The Bipolar Writer

This is a couple of weeks too late (I was quite sick when I reached this milestone), but I am a firm believer in celebrating the small things in life. … Continue reading A Thank You from The Bipolar Writer

Can We Ever Be Happy in This Mental Illness Life?

I am not sure that there is a right answer to this question. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy where my life is at the moment. I am moving … Continue reading Can We Ever Be Happy in This Mental Illness Life?

A Mental Health Anniversary – 11 Years Later

I wanted to share this series as a whole, it is called “A Mental Heath Anniversary – 11 Years Later. It is a two-part series that was initially supposed to go … Continue reading A Mental Health Anniversary – 11 Years Later

Mental Illness and Cognitive Dissonance

It’s no secret that the spectrums of mental illness come fraught with confusion, anxiety and fear, whether it be depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. In some cases, the illness is … Continue reading Mental Illness and Cognitive Dissonance

A Chapter from The Bipolar Writer Memoir – A Mental Health Update

I know that many are waiting for the release of my memoir entitled The Bipolar Writer. There are so many things happening right now, and I am hopeful that I … Continue reading A Chapter from The Bipolar Writer Memoir – A Mental Health Update

Please Forgive Me.

Please forgive me for the things I said And for the things I didn’t Forgive me for the outbursts For the door slams For the silent treatment Forgive me for … Continue reading Please Forgive Me.

A Mental Health Anniversary – 11 Years Later Part One

Despite working hard to better yourself, it was easy to feel alone and lost. You had no real direction —no idea where you wanted to go with your life. It was Thanksgiving, and you stayed true to your promise–you were here for the holidays. You told yourself you would never miss another Thanksgiving.

Eunoia.

Eunoia. It was my blogs original name. It is what I called it and it was perfect. I feel that I have to emphasize my reason for writing. It started as … Continue reading Eunoia.

My New Self-Care Plan

I am learning to use my mindfulness breathing before my anxiety hits a high level, which has been a fascinating experiment. I do about fifteen minutes in the morning and spurts of three-five minutes throughout my day as a part of my routine. That is the other thing that I am getting back–a routine.

What is it About November?

I am different person than I was last year or even eleven years ago in November. Hell, this time eleven years ago I was downright suicidal. I wanted the constant struggle in my mind to end. I don’t feel that way anymore. My last suicidal thought was years ago. I am not suicidal now, but I feel lost in the struggle, and it feels as if I am sinking slowly again.

One Size Does Not Fit All.

I’m Bailey. It’s weird to write that. Yes, that is my name. No, I have not formally told anyone that. I write about my mental illness often. It isn’t a … Continue reading One Size Does Not Fit All.

Makeup Saved My Life

Please don’t judge me for the title of my post, hear me out before you think of me as someone who is “fake” or “self-absorbed.” In my life, I have … Continue reading Makeup Saved My Life