Have you ever said something to your psychiatrist and been given that look? You know the one…that “you’re really crazy, much more than I had previously thought…you… Read more “The words …”
When I first began this blogging experience I befriended another individual who was experiencing a continuing span of manic symptoms and lending one of my huge ears… Read more “Is it okay to be selfish for your mental health?”
When I woke up this morning without warning or any reason, anxiety was to the extreme. In my previous post I mentioned how I never forget my… Read more “Counting method for dealing with anxiety”
The time has finally come for me to take ownership of my psychiatric service dog, Atticus (Ace). There was almost 1000 miles between he and I and… Read more “Long drives, racing thoughts, and a puppy”
Have any of you out there read the book, Hyperbole and a Half by author Allie Brosh? I gave it a read last year and I thoroughly… Read more “Changes”
Film is one of my favorite ways to spend my free time and if you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’re well aware I have a… Read more “Collateral Beauty”
I came across a new to me blog today, mymentalstateblog,that was quite informative. You would think as someone who has been suffering with the symptoms I have… Read more “Re-blog excerpt from mymentalstateblog”
Although the late, Dr. Maya Angelou is no longer with us physically …her presence, influence, and significance still remains. Angelou illuminates the similarities of all people in this beautiful “shot on iPhone”ad that was a featured spot in this years Olympic Games. Her voice so soothing, her words so eloquent.
I figure today is as good of a day as any to answer or respond to some of my email requests. I must apologize because anything that… Read more “Q&A with the bipolar architect”
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?”
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”
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”
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”