Tag: Bipolar 1

I Will Rise, I Will Love

I am again in the midst of leaving and letting go. This act of self-love has left me captivated in thought.  Much of what I was clinging to throughout the years and wearing in heavy layers, is shedding, leaving me unraveled, naked, and new….

Lighthouse List: My Guide Through Stormy Seas

I’ve been on an endless quest of forgiveness and self love. I keep getting tripped by various events that suck me into old habits and patterns. I reach clarity only to be pulled back into the fog where I am wounded, raging, and ruminating….

Healing is Hard Work: 6 Tips for Healing

Feeling at Home Alone in my sanctuary Of birds and trees I strip of earthly blanket Where no one can see It’s one of those days Of sun and of rain I rest on a rock My thoughts, unchained I feel beauty in all…

Existential Angst: Three Poems Inspired by the Struggle of Life

This Thing in the Mirror In the mirror, It’s me. My reflection. That I see. Is that really me? Is that really me? I see vulnerability. I see hope. All my thoughts, Come from this thing. This thing, Staring back at me. I smile,…

Embracing the Mentally Ill in the Workplace: My Work Wish List!

I am currently appealing the initial denial of my SSDI claim for being unable to work due to my Bipolar I disorder, ADHD, and PTSD. I fought going on SSDI for nearly a decade which led to multiple failures and a disruption of my…

Bipolar I: The Suffering, The Stigma, and The Shame

That’s me above and my pup, Gracie.  This was about 2 years ago while I was still working.  I was living in Seattle, WA.  And, trust me, was severely anxious even in this picture!  I’m currently waiting to be approved for SSDI and hope…

Bipolar, You are Busted!

Hey Bipolar!  You are busted. I see what you have been doing and I am on to you.  For years, you have come in unannounced and unexpected, hijacking my mood and perceptions and even altering my behavior.  I never once gave you permission to…