Tag Archive: Bipolar

Today is the Day!!

Today is the day! Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor, the Anthology I have contributed to, is available! This Anthology by Alyson Rennick Herzig and Jessica McNeill Azar will help you see mental illness through the eyes of someone who has been there. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will pull at…

Remember This…This is You

What’s that under your frown? A smile that used to light up a room. A laugh that used to be contagious. Tell me a story about the time you had the most fun. Don’t leave out the good stuff. I want to see your frown fade and the spark you have inside come alive. I…

What my Goal for 2015 Should be

I had a whole list of 20…ok 17 things made up of what would make 2015 great. Things from cleaning the kitty litter regularly to practicing patience to trying a new activity. I looked at the list and became very overwhelmed. I can barely remember to match my socks let alone 20 things to make a…

Feel the Sad

The air was cool and refreshing, sweeping away any sadness I had accumulated over the past week. It had been my idea to go to the pumpkin patch to look at the animals and the veggies, go on a wagon ride and pick some apples. On the outside my face said I was happy. And…

Because When I Have a Bad Day We All Have a Bad Day

You’re agitated. You woke up angry. What’s going on? I’m fine. You’re not fine. You taking your meds properly? YES! why do you always ask me that? why can’t I just have a bad day? Because YOU don’t just have bad days. when you have a bad day we all have a bad day. ——————————…

The Words Will Find Me

I run my hands under my eyes and through my hair. There is a deep sigh that escapes my mouth and I let my head hit the table. I’m out of ideas. Every time I sit down to write there is nothing. A blank page staring back at me where words once flowed nicely from…

I am not my Mental Illness

With Bipolar, or any mental illness, comes a stigma that in order to be creative we have to be full of angst. We have to be manic or severely depressed in order to create our best work. I know because I feel it. I feel the pressure to deliver my best writing but look back…

Dressing in Colour

“How was your day?” “Good, but everyone was so surprised to see me wearing white.” “That’s becauase all you wear is black… it’s depressing, you were always sad. Now you’re happy, bright, wearing colours, and talking.” He’s right. There’s been a shift. And it’s spilling over into something so small as my clothing. Where I…

Falling off of the Mental Illness Wagon

Last week the world got a little brighter, things were a lot crisper, and my energy was incredible. I was the funniest person you had ever met. My creativity was flowing, I had endless things to talk about, and was feeling social. I had also missed four days of one particular med and didn’t tell…