First, lets discuss the characteristics of the disease. The National Institute of Mental Health defines Bipolar Disorder (BD) as a manic-depressive illness that produces unusual shifts in… Read more “What does Bipolar II do to me personally?”
Picture it …I’m exiting the elevator of my apartment building and headed outside to get some fresh air because I had planned to take a long walk… Read more “Christopher tumbles”
Today isn’t a good day, yesterday wasn’t any different and I can say by far, worst birthday of my 34 years of existence. There I was at… Read more “I’ll be fine once I get it…I’ll be good”
It seems as though all of my sharpies dried out during my camping trip. A great architect will always have a ready to go sharpie on hands at all times.
Have any of you tried blackout poetry? I first learned about this last year when J told me she would like to travel to Austin for her… Read more “Blackout poetry”
After a week long trip to spend time with my soon to be dog psychiatric service dog, Atticus …I decided to check out Illumination Entertainment’s newest animated… Read more “Film Review – The Secret Life of Pets”
Last night I was able to sleep a solid six to seven hours for the first time in days and I know it had everything to do… Read more “Closure is a myth”
The Colorado trip for me was a way to escape the daily stress experienced lately due to some unfortunate circumstances. The trip brought self-reflection and acceptance of… Read more “Under the Colorado skies he lies – part two”
This film isn’t a new one for me, it just so happens to be one of my favorite films but I will say this film is not… Read more “Film Review – Comet”
Today we were asked to each submit 25 words into a container about how the disease makes you feel. The psychologist then read each one aloud and each person had to answer with one or two words of the last time they “felt” the feeling of the word associated with their disease. Most responses were within the last few days.
Anyone who is suffering through Bipolar or knows someone who is probably well aware that our moods are …well, a bit out of rhythm. Time is not… Read more “Get rhythm when you get the blues”
While I was in Colorado being an explorer (I’ll post about the entirety of my adventure in the next few days) I asked some of the elders… Read more “The bugs will prey while he is away”
As I am setting up my campsite for the night I caught a glimpse of a very beautiful sunset here in Colorado. Here it is. “Our minds… Read more “Under the Colorado sky he lies”
Silenced for awhile, but here I am and 20 lbs lighter. I know you’re probably wondering why I’m 20 lbs lighter. There are many possibilities…my ego could’ve… Read more “Failure = humble?”
We all know it’s here…Monday. The most awful day of the week for some, because it can mean the beginning of another depressing week. For those people I just mentioned (including myself), I have something for you.
The day the vibrations started – I was frantically pacing around in my hotel room after a failed attempt to get myself together to see my city… Read more “Do you hear that?”
You can tell a lot about someone from the interpretation of their sketches. No, really you can because the internet says it to be true. Being that… Read more “Sketching can be revealing, maybe too revealing”
After therapy today I was looking for reassurance. I recently moved from NYC to the South West to give J and I another chance, the chance that… Read more “Can you see I have Bipolar?”