Drafting a Support Team

This model first came to mind when I realized that sharing everything with everyone close to me was not beneficial to any of us. Sometimes what I shared hurt them, and sometimes their input or reactions hurt me. I came home and decided to draw a picture in my journal of what I wanted my support […]

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Not on the Agenda…

So, this wasn’t the plan. The plan was that I posted on Bipolar Disorder this last Wednesday. The plan was to set an agenda for my Upcoming Posts and stick with it. This created an opportunity for me to be consistent, in control, and reliable in my follow through. The problem is the effectiveness of […]

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Accepting Your Diagnosis

I originally thought this post was going to be pretty clear-cut, but like many things psychology related, it’s never that simple. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, is the manual consulted when a Psychiatrist or Psychologist is assessing an individual for a mental health illness and determining a diagnosis. MedicineNet gives […]

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Crash Course: Mental Illness

Dear Me, Let this time of sharing and vulnerability serve two purposes. One, to acknowledge the reality of what was and is and surrender it as an offering to those who still feel bound in fear. Let them know that they are not alone. Two, to remind yourself that this is part of your story, but […]

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Wrapping up January

Oh, how I wish everything could be stowed away in a sweet little package like this one. I would love to take all the ups (and especially downs) of January, wrap them up in a tidy little box, throw on a charming satin bow, store them away, and move into February care-free. Nothing but a […]

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Drafting a New Plan

I may be on plan 105. Who knows. Even in my earliest years, I would engage my imagination to create wondrous hopes and dreams for my life. I would imagine being married, kissing my husband, working in a career, and most spectacular of all — being a mom. The more I took in from the […]

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Myasthenia Gravis

My introduction to the world of Myasthenia Gravis, or MG, came at a costly price for a dear friend of mine. For several years prior to her diagnosis, she experienced varying, random interruptions in her health. A busy wife and momma of three small children, she initially chalked up many of her “symptoms” to normal mom […]

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Being at Peace With Yourself

I once heard someone say that the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. Initially, I rejected this. I think I recall snorting at it, harshly labeling it as narcissistic. Aren’t most of the world’s problems a direct result of people loving themselves TOO much? What I didn’t understand at the […]

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A Time to Grieve

As I sat on my bed this last Tuesday, I cried. It was one of those cries that rises from the pit of your gut, or rather, the depths in which all the hurt swims. My heart was full and needed to be poured out. I allowed myself to receive the gift that tears bring. For much […]

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