From the Vault – 15 Years Later

Hell and highwater, win and lose, pass and fail, high and low. And as I read my musings of years past its apparent that for all the change, it's still the same. The players have different faces, the game takes place on new ground, but it's still the same. I muse now that I finally… Continue reading From the Vault – 15 Years Later

Tips for the Supporters

It’s like that feeling you get when you’ve almost rear ended someone in traffic, your whole body is tense and vibrating at the same time. Completely out of your control. Leaving the house to check the mail seems like solving world peace. One day you awake two hours before the alarm, ready and willing to… Continue reading Tips for the Supporters

A Lifetime Choice

For those of you who follow regularly, you’ve heard me mention from time to time that I lied to myself for many years. Tried my damndest to avoid, ignore and subvert the fact that I have a mental illness. I tried all the usual denial techniques, self-improvement books to transform my life, and ultimately self… Continue reading A Lifetime Choice

When to say No

Ever have one of those days when despite your better judgement you find yourself becoming more and more upset about something out of your control?  You can feel your blood pressure rising, your face becoming flush and no matter how many deep breathing techniques you try to remember there is no stopping this train?  This… Continue reading When to say No

Reflections a month in

When I started this little venture a month ago it was designed to share my thoughts and experiences on life with mental illness.  The goal was to provide people with some insight, information and in doing so maybe help others.  What I realized this morning when logged in was that I had gotten off track. … Continue reading Reflections a month in

What goes up must come down

For an entire week I was on top of the world.  Felt like the best week I can remember this past year.  Great energy, healthy appetite, a to-do list as long as my arm that I was checking off as fast as I could.  Actually being engaged with life, with my friends and family.  Putting… Continue reading What goes up must come down