The Big Words: Childhood Trauma

Validation. Awareness. Relief. Freeing. When my therapist used the words childhood trauma while we were discussing my life growing up, all these strong validating emotions flood over me. The word trauma. That frightening word. I didn’t go through foster homes. I wasn’t physically or sexually abused. So, I minimized my trauma from growing up in… Continue reading The Big Words: Childhood Trauma

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The Feeling of Flying

I’m feeling level and I feel my depression lifting. I’m full of hope and wonder for the future. I’m flying in the clouds but I’m not floating through space on a manic ride. I am free from the trapping of my mind. I’m free from the heavy burden of my depression, the tears and fears… Continue reading The Feeling of Flying

Finally Took My Own Advice

I've been stuck between a deep, deep grave of depression, unable to bring myself out of bed. Other days I'm brimming with energy that I can't do much with because my muscles ache, my bones twitch, and my feet burn. Now that I have insurance again, I decided to take my own advice. I'm getting… Continue reading Finally Took My Own Advice

Placing Blame and Assigning Guilt

One of my biggest inner struggles with bipolar disorder is fighting the urge to blame myself for every outside conflict with others. How the hell am I suppose to know whether my angry outburst was valid or if I was overreacting because my brain is at war? It stems from the overused phrases used all… Continue reading Placing Blame and Assigning Guilt

The Light of Bipolar Disorder: Creativity

This is my first published piece outside of ghostwriting blog posts and my blog. I can only post so much of it, so I hope you finish reading it on the website, Resources to Recovery! I also want you to check out the three wonderful ladies that let me interview them for this piece &… Continue reading The Light of Bipolar Disorder: Creativity