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
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
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
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
Life got busy and just trying to manage it all, I had to take a break. With the break, I learned the importance of saying yes. Yes to things I was afraid to do. Yes to new roles with my career. Yes to trying to maintain certain relationships. Yes to do what I want with … Continue reading Saying yes
To the fathers that are struggling with their mental illness. To the fathers that find inspiration and motivation to keep fighting for their children. To the fathers that continue to provide support to their children that are struggling with a mental illness. Happy Father's Day. Enjoy your day.
"Forgiveness is for you and no one else" Learning to accept yourself for what you have done or finding forgiveness for someone that has wronged you in the past can be difficult but it's needed to move forward. At the end of the day, it is me carrying these emotions around which will constantly set … Continue reading Closure
"Sometimes I feel like I don't deserve to feel joy or love when I'm depressed. It is still hard to accept this but I'm learning how to." Anonymous post. Thank you for sharing!
May is an interesting month for me. May consist of Mother's Day, my mother's birthday, and around the time she got sick that led to her death. Over the years since her death, I've gone through multiple emotions with this month. Sadness because I missed her. Anger because she left me. Envy for those that … Continue reading Celebrating her
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Awareness is key to breaking the stigma that is associated with mental illnesses. This is also a time for people to share their stories of personally dealing with an mental illness or loving someone with an mental illness. Awareness not only comes with education, but it comes with sympathy … Continue reading Just to be heard