Growth and healing are a continuous process. While we may want our recovery journey to look linear, always progressing and improving, that is not what reality teaches us. Recovery, even when we see ourselves in great shape for long periods of time, sometimes come with low moments. Learning how to accept sudden stumbling blocks can … Continue reading Facing Recovery After Hitting a Low Point
It’s been just over two years since I was diagnosed. I’ve learnt how to manage my Bipolar Disorder and I’ve been stable (with only a few bumps in the road) for most of that time.
"Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that it doesn't get a day off." ~ Demi Lovato I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Monday December 16, 2013 (at around 5pm). It was a gloomy day, which I find … Continue reading My journey to recovery
It's that time of the year where everyone reflects on the past year and the coming year. It's a time where people set goals for themselves in the hope that they'll accomplish them sometime throughout the new year. The only thing about New Years resolutions is that they're often failed within the first month of … Continue reading Alex’s New Years Resolution(s)
Keeping in theme with yesterday's post, today I'll be going over some the of most frequently asked questions about caregiver burnout. I've decided that, because ther are so many questions that people may have, I'd pick the top three (3) and share them with you! 1. What is Caregiving? Caregiving is essentially caring for others. … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout FAQ
Time To Change is a U.K. based organization to help end the stigma and discrimination against mental illness. Their web-site provides information and links to help those who want to get involved, whether they've been personally affected by mental illness or not. The web-site provides resources such as pamphlets, booklets, posters, and more to help … Continue reading Time To Change – U.K.
Dear Alex, It’s depression writing to you. You know the thing that makes you want to stay in bed all day and not do anything because you’ve got no motivation to do so? Yeah, that’s me. I feel like I should start off with an apology. I truly apologize for making you feel this way, … Continue reading Kindly calm me down
Dear Melanie, We're not good friends but we're very familiar ones. We even sleep together, or should I saw awaken together from horrible dreams or lay awake together with anxieties and memories. I'm with you when you're in an elevator with strangers because more often than not, strangers mean potential attackers. You just never know, … Continue reading With (no) Love, From PTSD
The past few years I have struggled to figure out where my independence is with my Bipolar Disorder. But I’ve learned something pretty amazing during this journey.
I can’t see what the whole blueprint it, I can’t imagine what it is He’s doing with my life. But I am beginning to understand what peace looks like in my life.