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Bipolar

Use Journaling to Gain Power, Insight, and Perspective


"In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived, looked around and wrote down observations, that this right hand moved then as it does today, when we may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition, and for that very reason have got to admit the courage of our earlier striving in which we persisted even in sheer ignorance."

—Franz Kafka, 
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General

It’s Never Too Late to Grieve and Heal


“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to...
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Codependency

When Caring for Others Leaves You Empty and Exhausted


It's hard putting yourself out there for a life of public service. You're in service to others and for others. It's hard and exhausting to go to work when you know your cup is empty and you literally have nothing to offer others than a warm body, a compassionate ear, and an exhausted soul. But, you show up. You do this for more days than not. You begin to feel a bit of confidence, a bit...
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Bipolar

To The Person Who Wants to End It All

Please don’t.

“Why not!” You probably just heard screamed in your head like the echoing roar of a tiger.

“” I would retort, “People would miss you.”

“Nobody would miss me!” your ego would instinctively argue knowing that it wants nothing for your best right now and everything...
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Bipolar

Role Reversal: Caring for a Parent as an Adult Child


Breaking my Silence:

It’s been a challenging season for my mom and me. We’ve found ourselves going through many changes and challenges--together. She has ventured into the realm of cognitive decline, health failure, and physical limitations while I’ve experienced what it’s like to grow older both in mind and soul as I adapt to the ever-changing reality of her not going back to the mom of old. I’ve begun to accept this and, let me tell...
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