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Plans Go Wrong

Plans Go Wrong

Last week I wrote these words in Friday’s blog: “I was encouraged to finish high school and get a job in some factory or other where I could live out my life in comfort and security without the need of educational debt....
Today I Love Busy Plans

Today I Love Busy Plans

Today I love busy plans for lazy days. I love that I have much to do but I intend to be content with a casual pace and what gets done gets done and I’m good with that....
Post-Traumatic Relationship Stress: 15 Signs

Post-Traumatic Relationship Stress: 15 Signs

The end of a romantic relationship can create confusing feelings for former partners, some of which can be conflicting. Some partners might experience a sense of relief,...
Ditch the Fake Persona and Embrace Your True Self

Ditch the Fake Persona and Embrace Your True Self

If you don’t know who you really are, you’ll never find happiness. Many go through life never knowing who they really are. This type of living leads to fake smiles,...
Back to School: 5 Tips for Adult ADHD Students

Back to School: 5 Tips for Adult ADHD Students

Whether you are a first-time college student or returning to school after years in the workforce, going back to school as an adult can be an exciting, but daunting, prospect....
Caring for Yourself This Holiday Season

Caring for Yourself This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be wonderful and devastating—sometimes all in one day, sometimes in a single moment. You could be watching a hilarious Christmas movie,...
Completly Stupid and Utterly Pointless

Completly Stupid and Utterly Pointless

CSAUP is the acronym  for “Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless,” a 13 mile group run/exercise I participated in yesterday. The mileage is broken into six stops for pushups, cinder blocks,...
Mental Illness Doesn’t Stop At Christmas

Mental Illness Doesn’t Stop At Christmas

For those who live with a mental illness, whether it’s bipolar disorder like me, depression, anxiety or any other diagnosis, the holidays can be tough. While for a lot of people it’s a cheerful time with worries set aside,...
7 Signs You Are Emotionally Numb

7 Signs You Are Emotionally Numb

The official definition of the word Numb is, “Deprived of the power of sensation; without feeling.” The official definition of the word Empty is,...
The Effects of Trauma from “Growing up Too Fast”

The Effects of Trauma from “Growing up Too Fast”

One of the most common euphemisms and justifications for a certain type of childhood trauma is “growing up too fast.” It is a euphemism because it is used to minimize the pain that the person felt as a child when their needs

Stress And Bipolar Disorder During the Holidays

Stress during the holiday season is like a weight added to our shoulders which are already weighed down with bipolar disorder symptoms. I can’t handle stress. It always comes before an episode or a breakdown....
How to Survive Narcissistic  Relatives over the Holidays

How to Survive Narcissistic Relatives over the Holidays

Do the holidays cause you stress as you anticipate THAT relative or THOSE relatives that you’ve concluded are narcissistic, abusive, psychopathic, or otherwise toxic? Are you trying to figure out...
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Taking Control Over Your Choices

Taking Control Over Your Choices

An old Cherokee chief is teaching his grandson about life. “A fierce fight is going on inside me.” The chief said to the boy....

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