Do your problems happen to be part of you? Or do they define you? I had to ask myself these questions last July when I faced the diagnoses of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Was I bipolar? Was I borderline? No. I have these challenges, but these challenges are not who I am. I’m… Read More »Don’t Let Your Problems Fool You: You’re Not Them
I bought myself a treat two weeks ago. Big mistake. Big. Huge. The mistake? I didn’t read the ingredients list. Normally, I’m an ingredient-reading maniac. I read all of the ingredients on every list. ALL OF THEM. This time, I figured the meds would keep me safe. That’s what they’re for, right? To keep my… Read More »Food and Mood: Why I’m A Compulsive Label-Reader
I just swallowed three more pills. One mood stabilizer, one atypical anti-psychotic used as a sleep aid, and one anti-seizure medication also used for preventing chronic migraines. The last one I take morning and night. That one only started a month ago. A month before that, I added an anti-depressant to the mix. I also… Read More »One More Day, One More Pill
Perhaps one of the stranger things I recall saying to a friend is a concept that struck last Saturday while we went shopping. I can remember things now. I don’t have to pass as ADHD. It came as a natural extension to our conversation, but it speaks to something deeper in my experience of misdiagnosis.… Read More »The Chameleon Called Borderline Personality Disorder
Remember the last time someone upset you? Did something that really hurt? Did you stop to ask yourself, Why? What do I believe about this event that caused the pain? I don’t know if it’s a rare person or not that will ask such a question of themselves. I only know I began asking myself… Read More »Stoic Musings: Why What We Believe About Events Upsets Us More Than The Event.
You know it’s a good morning when cold Olive Garden pasta tastes amazing for breakfast. First two mile walk I’ve taken in a while. I grant you, my body is attempting a protest, simply because I haven’t done anything that physically active in a while. Now, darling denizens of the internet, I owe you all… Read More »Jenny Ulrich: The Woman Who Disproved Impossible