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

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Vanished

There’s nothing you can say to me that I haven’t said to myself, much harsher, with blades, and drugs, and self spoken hate.   The shame, and the guilt eat me alive, every night my head drops.   I haven’t forgiven myself for the fights we fought, the fights I caused, with my temper, with… Continue reading Vanished

The Ignored Ones: Children of Addicts

In the United States, about 8.7 million kids under the age of 17 live in a household with at least one parent battling with addiction. This data was combined was from 2009 to 2014. This doesn’t even include the recent rise in opiate users. It’s time to give these children a voice. It’s time we… Continue reading The Ignored Ones: Children of Addicts

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

Incessant Ramblings and My Thoughts on Conformity

There’s always been this fear of failure that’s hung over me most of my life. Or has it been a fear of success? The only thing I’m sure of is that something is holding me back. It paralyzes me. A bowling ball is dropped on my chest and the room starts to shrink. It makes… Continue reading Incessant Ramblings and My Thoughts on Conformity

Confessional #3: Obstacles and Hope

What those of us with a mental illness never discuss is the constant obstacles we’ve grown accustomed to jumping. With every goal in life and each step we take towards those goals, those of us with mental illness have enormous hurdles. Some days, we have more hurdles than those who are of healthy mind and… Continue reading Confessional #3: Obstacles and Hope