Holiday reminder

Reminder for the holiday season. You have ever right to not engage in any activity that would negatively affect your mental health. You also have the right to not engage in conversations that may affect your mental health. Some people may not understand this so also remember that you can only change you and your … Continue reading Holiday reminder

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

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

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