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In Sickness and In Health.


It’s time to take my power back. It’s time to give myself permission to move forward. Enough of feeling powerless and hopeless. I wake up frustrated and feeling defeated. Also, I have been jealous of everyone’s everything lately, a sure sign that I’m feeling stuck and need to change things- drastically, if possible. Josh agreed to be with me in sickness and in health. Right now, it’s sickness but I want to go back to health. 

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Dear Unhealthy Self, I’m Here For You. Love, Healthy Self.


I hand my unhealthy self a bottle of water and take away the can of pop she’s holding. The first small step, I indicate, without words. My unhealthy self nods in silent agreement and gratefulness. I hug my unhealthy self in a warm embrace. “I’m here for you,” I whisper, “I’m always here for you”. 

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How Manic Phases Effect Finances When You’re Bipolar.


Why would mania be a struggle, it’s the “happy” part of bipolar disorder right? Essentially, yes. Words synonymous to mania are passion and enthusiasm- unfortunately, lunacy and craziness are also synonyms. Deep in the throws of mania, I’m an emotional “yes man”. My inhibitions are lowered and I’m craving socialization, so nothing sounds like a bad idea. I am incapable of checking myself. Mania can create some of the saddest moments of the illness.

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Why INFJ Personalities Often Feel Like Outsiders


INFJ personalities account for less than 1% of the population. It stands for Introverted, INtuitive, Feeling and Judging. This weird mix of traits means that an INFJ often feels like an outsider. Since INFJ are intuitive introverts, they can feel they are one step ahead of everyone and an observer. They can use their keen observational skills and “spidey senses”…

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An Online Psychiatrist Is a Real Thing!


Our lives are becoming more digital and intertwined with computers. We type all of our messages: we email instead of writing letters, we text rather than talk. It can seem that we are losing that human connection! But we can also be connected through computers and tech. I have people on Instagram that understand my daily struggle with anxiety or…

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Choosing Mental Help That Is Right For You: Therapist or Psychologist?


Whether it’s because of a tragedy or just to help you get through your day, I strongly believe that no one should be ashamed of seeking mental health help. Therapists and psychologists can be invaluable to your well-being. Your pain is your pain. As Christine says in the movie, Lady Bird: “Different things can be sad….it’s not all war!” If…

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I Love the Idea of Online Therapy.


You know what I love? The idea of taking care of yourself. The idea of loving yourself, body and soul. Sometimes the soul needs a helping hand and sometimes that helping hand is online therapy. I haven’t tried online therapy myself, yet, but the idea fills me with calm. I have, however, been on-again, off-again with therapy and counseling since…

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Sleep Stories


I have never been the best sleeper. I think it is because I get anxious at night- I always have. This cartoon explains it perfectly:   Usually those thoughts crop up when I am in that hazy place between asleep and fully awake, which means that as I am about to drift off or just as I am about to…

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Surviving the Introvert Hangover.


I feel a little jangly today. My stomach feels off, probably from all the sugar in the apple crisp last night (worth it!), or maybe all the socializing, and my muscles are sore from working out. We had a busy weekend and now I feel “hungover” of sorts. I get like this after a big weekend. (#introvertproblems) Except for my…

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Giving Less of A F*ck.


In 2018, I’m making some changes. Not resolutions. But big changes out of necessity. My body can tell when I’m unhappy and depressed- it gives up on me. My skin gets bad, my knees give out, colds last forever, my muscles hurt and my sleep suffers. I am a mess. I am sick of being a mess. So, 2018 is…

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