I've talked about this before but it is something I think isn't talked about enough especially in recovery. For a while, I lived in this state where I was so worried about triggering an episode that I was just fueling other maladaptive behaviors. I was so concerned about trying to avoid depression or hypomania that … Continue reading Hyperawareness in recovery
Learn your boundaries and tolerance, but once you do...apply them. We can't do everything, be everywhere, and satisfy everyone. Many will accept whatever you tolerate. I've learned this personally and professionally. How have you turned off the faucet because your cup was full?
It's been a while and really not sure how to even begin. I don't know how to describe 2020 for me so I will just leave it as interesting. I was fortunate to maintain all my basic needs with no interruptions and found time to engage in more of my passions. Given this, I was … Continue reading Bouncing back
"I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2 and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCPD) in 2016, after struggling with it - unbeknownst to me - for years. While I was in a gnarly mixed episode during my graduate program, I did a lot of things and acted in a lot of ways that hurt people I cared about … Continue reading Ways to say I love you
Sometimes seeking treatment is about regaining your voice and your power. At times we may think that no one cares how we feel, so we hold in. We sit with these feelings that continue to weigh us down. My power comes from working through these feelings and my voice allows me to release them. Everything … Continue reading Regaining
We enter a new year today. Many did not make it to see this day. Many are still struggling to make it to the next. I hope you keep fighting. I hope you find the strength to lean on what keeps you going. I hope those that didn't see today are at peace. Happy New … Continue reading Happy New Year