October 23, 2019

I haven't written in a long time and an outdated blog is a pet peeve of mine, but it's just the way it goes sometimes. My mind doesn't always let the posts flow as freely as I would like. However, our puppy, Daisy, inspired this latest post and it ju...

May 27, 2019

That all too familiar feeling creeps back in. 

After having a brief reprieve, it returns to try to sink its teeth into my soul once more. 

It’s heaviness.

It’s slowness.

It’s fatigue.

It’s numbness.

It’s nothingness. 

People typically associate depression w...

March 29, 2019

I recently read an article “When Smiling Hurts: 10 Reasons People with Depression Feign Happiness” and it definitely resonated with me. The reasons they mention for why people fake happiness are: 

  • Feeling they may be letting others down if they ar...

February 16, 2019

Finding the right medication combination is a process and sometimes it sucks. I have spent the last 30+ days going through multiple medication adjustments; coming off of one, starting another, stopping due to side-effects, starting another new one an...

December 31, 2018

The last few months have been like a rollercoaster. Even though things are going well in life, I haven't necessarily felt well. There is no explanation for feeling unwell and it's extremely frustrating. This poem is the best way I can explain what it...

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"Life is complicated, messy and unpredictable, but we have to look for
the beauty in the disarray that is life." - Katie Gallo
Follow one woman's journey through the struggles and successes in life with bipolar disorder and anxiety.

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