Where is my Christmas Spirit?

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Christmas is my favorite holiday, it always has been. I look forward to the holiday season all year long. It’s always the highlight of my year. But now, I can’t seem to get into the Christmas mood. I’m doing all of the things I normally do to enjoy the holiday season except they aren’t making… Continue reading Where is my Christmas Spirit?

Anxiety’s Lies

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Why is it so easy to believe the negativity anxiety pours into my mind? At the moment, my anxiety has taken the form of a dark storm cloud in my mind that is off in the distance. Each day getting closer and closer, like waiting for an impending doom. I stare out into this imaginary… Continue reading Anxiety’s Lies

Falling Back Into Depression

A month ago I wrote about how I wasn’t feeling depressed, that I was able to feel happy and be productive (check it out here). It was really great while it lasted but I have started falling back down into the hole of depression. It hit me yesterday evening, just tripping me up. I began… Continue reading Falling Back Into Depression

Let’s Talk (SAD)

One thing that helped me reduce the symptoms of SAD is a light therapy box. I have to tell you this invention is really amazing and it made all the difference last year while dealing with SAD, I found this great article that gives very detailed information in what to look for in a lightbox. It is highly recommended that you talk to your doctor about light therapy.

In a Blink of an Eye…

I am in awe, and a few days late. I have been busy, and all of sudden I look up and my blog has grown both in contributor bloggers and followers. I smile every day by those who take a moment in their busy lives to come to this blog and leave comments, likes, and… Continue reading In a Blink of an Eye…

My Weekly Wrap-up of the Bipolar Writer Blog

It has been a couple of weeks since writing a wrap up. With the added volume of contributor writers on my blog is it imperative to do these weekly wrap-ups. This is place to go for all the amazing posts that you can find on The Bipolar Writer Blog. These wrap-ups end my week and… Continue reading My Weekly Wrap-up of the Bipolar Writer Blog

Going Through the Motions of Life

Life with a mental illness is a funny thing, and sometimes you just keep going through the motions of life. When I am engaged in life, things are good. My writing flows, I get everything on my daily list done, and my focus is on point. I wish every day is good, but the reality… Continue reading Going Through the Motions of Life

How Social Anxiety Is Changing My Life

One of the biggest themes of 2017 in my life is my social anxiety and how it has changed my life. It is my “great unknown” in my life, and I have trouble figuring out my anxiety triggers because they are so vast. I feel like I am in a fog with my anxiety. I have… Continue reading How Social Anxiety Is Changing My Life

Overload

Well, I figured something like this would happen. Last night, I figured out a pattern of behavior in the middle of the worst panic attack of my life. I have been trying to rack my brain of the “why” of my anxiety over the last few months. It took two Ativan and almost two hours… Continue reading Overload

What J.E. is Thankful For This Year

Happy Thanksgiving my fellow bloggers. I thought long and hard about writing my thoughts on the things that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. It has been a crazy week for me, it always is during Thanksgiving week, but with the passing of my ten-year diagnosis and suicide anniversary, it was extra special kind of crazy.… Continue reading What J.E. is Thankful For This Year