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.
So, as you can probably tell, this is not going to be like my usual posts. My brain has returned to its normal, insanely fast pace. I of course didn’t … Continue reading Off My Chest
Do you ever get that feeling that you’re the needy friend in the relationship? I do, quite often I might add. You see, my depression was pretty much taken care … Continue reading What Are Friends For?
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.
For the past 3 weeks I have been really struggling with emotional/stress eating. I feel like I have completely lost control. When this all began it was the worst it … Continue reading Emotional Eating: Just One More Snack
Up until recently I have lived my life only hoping to die. I went to work, as I need money to function, as everyone does. Yet, the only thing I … Continue reading An Invisible War
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
I lay in bed, my brain twisting with horrible thoughts. This weekend my husband takes two of our small children to a baseball game without me because I’ll stay home … Continue reading Nightmares While I’m Awake
Wow, 3 posts in one day, Alan, what the heck are you on? And where can I get some? No but seriously, I have stated that I am 99.9% cured … Continue reading How to beat the backslide