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The Hero’s Journey: My Road To Healing

The Journey Begins “I don’t want to be making the same mistakes ten years from now that I’m making now.” Me in 2019 I threw the above ultimatum in my new therapist’s...

An Open Letter To Perfectionists

I spent far too much of my life searching for the elusive and impossible. That which had no flaws nor defects. After all, why should I accept that what I sought did not exist? T...

The Drama Drug

Ah, drama. The intense conflict of a random situation. Kicking this habit is difficult. After all, we as people are drawn to stories. Drama makes for great stories. If I torture...

The Secret That’s Not

The secret that’s not a secret is not okay. What is this secret that’s not? The one hiding in plain sight. The one all the people around you can see, but you refuse ...

The Power of Choice

One can change the course of history: our personal history, or the history of the world. Would you believe everyone has this power? Every single person in the world. So what is ...

The Edge of Nowhere: Perseverance and Breakthrough

I welcomed myself to the edge of nowhere; a place we all know and don’t want to go. Last week, I went to that edge. I jumped off the edge and fell into my own core. So, wh...

Don’t Let Your Problems Fool You: You’re Not Them

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 per...

Five Steps to Healing from Crisis

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Healing is hard. I remember my first major experience with physical healing. I was three. I fell down in the front yard, and agony shot up my right arm like lava running up my n...

Borderline: The Emptiness Behind the Pain

Nothing. Empty. I’d say soul crushing but I’d have to have a soul for that. That’s with borderline personality disorder feels like. Every day, I face a self th...

Lifting the Clouds: The Effects of Medication in Mental Illness

I feel like doing again. It’s probably the meds. Mental disorders can kill motivation. Not just kill. Murder with extreme prejudice. Before Abilify, I can’t remember...
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