I know it's already 13 days into the new year, but I want to post my goals for 2020. I don't call them "resolutions" because it just has bad vibes attached to it. They say the more you put your goals into print, the more motivated you are to complete them. So, I'm going to… Continue reading New Year Goals
The first few days of 2020 have been tough on me. I was down and out. Other people are thinking ahead but I'm always thinking of the past. I'm not anywhere where I would like to be in life. At first, I thought I was slipping back into a bipolar depression episode and was terrified.… Continue reading The New Year Blues
You can't help someone who isn't ready to be helped and isn't ready to step up. This is a hard lesson I've had to learn over the years. I still struggle with it and it stings to "give up" on someone. It's not really giving up but I can't keep using all my mental strength… Continue reading You Can’t Help People Who Don’t Want to be Helped
According to Merriam-Webster, happy is defined as notably fitting, effective, or well adapted In the beginning, it's hard to tell the difference between genuine happiness and hypomania. I have issues deciphering between the two. So many times I've felt that I was happy but it turned out to be a hypomanic episode. So these past… Continue reading Happiness or Hypomania?
Disclaimer: I am an atheist. I'm out and loud about my atheism. However, this post isn't about my beliefs or your beliefs. It's about some's ignorant beliefs when it comes to mental illness and mental health. This rant is about a type of toxic positivity (Check out the article, linked above) I read a… Continue reading Rant: Religion is Not a Cure for Mental Illness
Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Christy Birmingham to Robbie’s Inspiration. Christy is a prolific blogger and shares articles and posts that are packed with advice on how to approach difficult circumstances in your life, ideas on childcare and coping with working and parenting and many other fascinating topics. You can find and follow Christy’s blog here: https://whenwomeninspire.com/
Thank you Christy, for participating in my Poetry Readathon and telling us about your most meaningful poem and how you came to write it.
Over to Christy
Dear Robbie, thank you for inviting me to be a part of the Poetry Readathon Series, which was so successful last year. I have no doubt it will have similar acclaim this year.
The poem I select for inclusion is “The Night We Entered the Earth” from my second book “Versions of the Self.” This poem has taken on a…
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On the outside, I look lazy. I lie in my bed, too fatigued to move and too tired to concentrate. On the outside, I look lazy. I'm curled up in my blanket like it's my cocoon. I've fallen down the YouTube rabbit hole because it's the only thing that boosts my dopamine and serotonin. I've… Continue reading On the Outside I Look Lazy
I can see clearer than I ever have before. The colors brighten and I'm not up, down, up, down, up, down. It was as if there was this gray haze over my life while depressed and lithium has brought the beauty of colors back. I can see what I want and what I need to… Continue reading Politics and Lithium
Ashley over at Mental Health @ Home published another phenomenal book last month, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. This book not only goes over the different diagnosis but also includes small essays on people who have personal experience with them. I was lucky enough to have Ashley accept my piece on ADD. I love this… Continue reading Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis