Me, myself, and my therapist

I had a conversation with a friend recently about this. His therapist is moving and he has to find a new one. This is someone that knows your whole world and helping you navigate it. I had the same therapist from high school until I moved for graduate school. She was there through hospitalizations, graduations, … Continue reading Me, myself, and my therapist

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Falling isn’t failing

Sometimes you have a plan and life says "let's try something else." Some things I wished for, in hindsight, I'm glad they never came to fruition. For years, I shamed myself for dropping out of graduate school. Mentally and physically, I was spiraling downward. I couldn't imagine where I would be if I continued to … Continue reading Falling isn’t failing

Potential and perception

My job offers a lot of opportunities for career and personal development. Right now, I'm taking a mini course on potential. The first week, we talked about energy and emotional potential. I want to focus on emotional potential. I've talked previously about emotional intelligence (Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Coleman is a great read) and during … Continue reading Potential and perception

Forgiveness is not mandatory

While forgiveness can lead to healing, it can also keep you stuck. When it comes to others, you can't force people to accept responsibility. You can't make someone feel regret, remorse, or empathy. Given your lack of control, you can't make someone forgive for their actions. I struggled with this a lot as a very … Continue reading Forgiveness is not mandatory

Preparation with flexibility

Over the last couple years, I've grown to understand how to manage my episodes better. This has been interesting because when I was younger, I lived with a fear that as I age it would get harder. Personally, learning how to manage bipolar episodes has been accepting preparation with flexibility. This summer has been busy. … Continue reading Preparation with flexibility