I have spent the last several months going to work and going home. Not much socializing. Sometimes once a month I would go out if invited to something. I was trying to save money. And I was trying to work on myself. I went to counseling and did other activities to pull myself out of… Continue reading Learn to Love Yourself in the Alone Time
Going on about 40 years ago, I was diagnosed as bipolar. Today, I don’t know whether that diagnosis was correct or not because I’ve chosen to live my life the way I’m going to live it regardless. So in this post, I’m going to talk a little about my choices for medicating and not medicating. … Continue reading My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being
My research suggests John Jay wrote “To hope for the best and prepare for the worst, is a trite but a good maxim,” in 1813. So I will credit him to this quote knowing I didn’t make it up myself. It’s always been one that I stand by as my anxious brain plays out the worst-case scenario of every situation… Continue reading Hope for the best and prepare for the worst
I am inspired by the people that I meet here on WordPress through this blog– The Bipolar Writer blog. The kindness, the human connection, and the inspiring comments that I find here every day are just truly amazing. Yesterday I got the most fantastic email from a fellow Bipolar sufferer. I have not yet responded… Continue reading I am Inspired by You, Everyday
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.
My brain matter does often scatter throughout my brain unable to drain unnecessary clutter that makes me shutter. My body trembles from my head to my toes filling me with painful unsettling woes. This is anxiety at its finest and worst causing me to feel like I will soon burst. My combustible self becomes frozen… Continue reading I Left My Anxiety in the Dust—a Poem