The Cure for Depression: Meditate, Pray, Journal, etc.

Welcome to suggestion #12 on curing depression. I’ve got a word for you fellow depressors: Mindfulness. Have you heard that one lately? I don’t even social media that much since … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Meditate, Pray, Journal, etc.

The Cure for Depression: A Daily Routine

Aw, crap. It’s morning. Let’s roll out of bed after not sleeping well, glare at our alarm, blame everyone in the world for how terrible we feel, and stalk off … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: A Daily Routine

Joy Daehn Interview Feature

There are times when writing interview features for The Bipolar Writer blog that it gets personal to me because I can directly relate to the subject of the article. When … Continue reading Joy Daehn Interview Feature

Constant Battles

When mental illness is present, there is constant conflict within.  Many of us share similar battles because we have a similar set of symptoms.  Some of us fight battles very … Continue reading Constant Battles

The Night Run

The Night Run A short story based on actual events by Chelsea Walker She sits down on the brown couch in the living room to tie her shoes and then … Continue reading The Night Run

I need my Sleep

My husband and I enjoy old movies.  My favorite movies of all time are Casablanca and It’s a Wonderful Life.  In fact, we have a jumbo canvas print of an original … Continue reading I need my Sleep

Becoming Whole

Full.  Completed.  Perfect.  Undivided.  Fulfilled. What does whole mean to you?  To me? For a long time, I didn’t know.  I just knew I felt incomplete, and broken.  Bipolar depression … Continue reading Becoming Whole

Less is More

Something I have learned over the course of the last 17 years in struggling with mental illness, is the application of the principle in the title: “less is more.”  Learning … Continue reading Less is More

Maybe I Shouldn’t Care so Much

I have been talking to my husband in recent days about the struggles I am still having with depression.  I confessed how I often feel bad that I haven’t done … Continue reading Maybe I Shouldn’t Care so Much

Gratitude–a Game Changer

According to Google Dictionary, A game changer is defined as “an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.”  … Continue reading Gratitude–a Game Changer

My advice for the Mom with Postpartum Mental Illness

Because both of my depressive episodes occurred during the postpartum period, I have learned a little bit with regard to how to handle this situation.  Most of it, I learned … Continue reading My advice for the Mom with Postpartum Mental Illness