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 … Continue reading I Still Have Anxiety
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.
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
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
Most of my life I lived behind “wishful thinking.” I thought when this or that changed, my life would become better and I would be happy. My “if only” thought … Continue reading Wishful Thinking
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
Become a Patron! A few weeks ago I did the first ever poll on my blog post, which is something that I plan on doing more in the future. It … Continue reading James’ Patreon Account
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.
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
“You are so brave to share your story,” many people have said to me throughout the years. “Thank you,” I would humbly reply and never felt like I was brave. … Continue reading You Are So Brave…
I didn’t know other people didn’t feel the way I did, or that it wasn’t normal to feel electrical impulses misfiring throughout my body from the top of my head … Continue reading Recovery is Possible (my post featured as a guest author on the Trigger Publishing Blog)
For those that are interested signing up and becoming a patron account is easy, and the lowest tier is $2, and in the future, when my book is published this summer, I will be adding more to the tiers. So why not become a Patron of my writing??