Bipolar II

How I Survived a Toxic Relationship

I’ve read a lot of helpful blogs about toxic relationships, for example, signs of being in a toxic relationship, and how to recover from one. It has allowed me to take some time to think about my own previous experience of living in a toxic relationship, and how I got out of one.

When I look back to being in a toxic relationship, I realized that I felt trapped. Signs like manipulation,...
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He’s dead. I saw him die. I was there. I was present.

The morning after my Dad passed I woke up and forgot that he died. It took me a few minutes till I recalled that he died the day before. It freaked me out a bit so I decided I needed to voice his death out loud.

So, I walked around my apartment and said “He’s dead, he’s dead.” Then stopped and addressed my Dad,...
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Was Jesus Psychotic?

Awhile back I wrote an article, “Religion and Mental Illness: How we define “hyper” religious and what does that mean.” It explores the link between hyper religion and mental illness. (See article below.)

Recently I thought about the stories in the bible. The bible was written over a span of 1500 years, by 40 writers. It has been said that unlike other religious writings, the Bible reads as a factual news account of real...
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Coping Skills

Coconut Water and Depression

I’m not sure when coconut water became such a trend, and now it’s everywhere. I started drinking coconut water about a decade ago. I walked into my local coffee shop on my way to work with a massive hangover. The barista told me that people come in hung over all the time and ransack the coconut water section in the café. I was desperate so grabbed a can and downed it. Surprisingly, it...
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Bipolar II

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I refer to my 20’s as the Roaring 20’s cause for the majority of it, I was living in New York in a hypomanic state which looking back was pretty wild. However, sometimes I miss that time. I was hyper social and alive and...
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