August 31, 2018

It happened slowly, over the span of 4 years. Little by little my sparkle faded. Nobody dulled it — I did it myself. Motherhood and depression changed my body over the last 4 years. The extra pounds that stubbornly sit around my midsection made me fe...

March 15, 2018

One of the biggest challenges with blogging is keeping it updated on a regular basis. Despite having lots of ideas, I haven't posted in a while. However, I'm back at it. I have recently had two articles published on The Mighty: "The Early, ‘Hurtful’...

October 4, 2017

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In the last five years, I have discovered that change is a trigger for my bipolar disorder symptoms. Shortly after I got engaged, married, gave birth and bought a house, I experienced difficult times, despite the fact t...

September 20, 2017

Before having a child, I always rolled my eyes when I heard the word "mindfulness." I was always daydreaming and imagining what I wanted out of life, so being mindful was a challenge. Therapist after therapist told me I need to incorporate mindfulnes...

February 11, 2017

Motherhood and mental illness are two things that don't seem to go well together in most people's minds. The media typically paints a bleak picture by sharing tragic stories in which postpartum depression takes hold, resulting in mom and/or baby losi...

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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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