“Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.” – Susan David – TED Talk “The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage” This pandemic caught me at a really odd time in my life, an odd time that has been going on for at least two years and which was exacerbated by the death… Continue reading Saving Myself Through Discomfort
Sorry I haven’t been so active here on the Bipolar Writer as I normally am. My life has been so out of whack that I can’t seem to find balance. I have been coping with this imbalance by binge eating/overeating on a regular basis. Once I open my mouth, I have no idea when I… Continue reading Searching for Balance
I normally try my best to not get into touchy subjects when I write my posts. However, after a discussion with some of my coworkers (bad idea…I know) I can’t help but feel that these are some things that I need to get off my chest. For those of you whom are sensitive to the… Continue reading The State of The World
Over the years I’ve become extremely good at hiding my emotions from others. I grew up with the belief that sadness & tears made me weak so I did my best to never cry in front of people. I believed that my problems didn’t matter because out there in the world there was someone else… Continue reading No Longer Hiding my Emotions
I couldn’t possibly be more unhappy than I am right now. I’m strapped into a long, metal tube with about one hundred strangers approximately 10,000 meters above sea level, flying back to my hometown in rural Australia. In the next row, three shtick heads are hooting, hollering and rough-housing like it’s a Friday night at… Continue reading Into Me I See (Pt. 1)
Creating is an outlet for emotions unspoken, passion untapped, or stories untold. Why do I write? Why do I spend countless hours spinning words and sentences into paragraphs attempting to make sense of whatever moment or idea has struck me that day? Why is it so important for me to express myself in a way… Continue reading Write for You
Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the baroque era to black metal, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t listening to some kind of music, first on a little cassette player, then on CDs, and now of course through online streaming. In fact, the… Continue reading Music and the Memories of Depression
Mental illness has been shaped as being invisible. The needs of people with mental illness being met has been invisible too. Stop making me invisible. You wouldn’t want it for you.
Feelings are like waves. You cannot stop them from coming, but you can decide which ones to surf. – Author Unknown When setting out on a path to find your “you” or searching for a more positive, happy life, we can sometimes get caught up in the “rules”. To be happy, you must always be… Continue reading Allow Yourself to Feel, Even if it’s Not Happy
Grief and loss and depression are topics of conversation that should exist, freely and wholly. When we share our stories and give words to our thoughts and feelings, we learn.