Mental & Physical Health

What is Health? What does it mean to be healthy? How can we accomplish a healthy life while still struggling? What does it mean to thrive? Discussions of mental illness, physical disorders, and other complications of daily life such as bipolar, borderline personality disorder, migraines, and others.

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Defeating Your Inner Demons: Passage 2 – Defining the Demon

Defining your inner demons is both a personal and general process. Vices, weaknesses, mental illnesses, trauma… These and more are inner demons – personal struggles of the mind and/or heart. Demons of the mind are barriers to thinking clearly and logically. Demons of the heart are crises of conscience and troubles of an emotional nature.… Read More »Defeating Your Inner Demons: Passage 2 – Defining the Demon

Walking the Borderline to Self-Mastery: The Beginning and the Role of the MVP

“She could do so much better if she would only apply herself.” That, in a sentence, is the story of my childhood. The issue was, I was applying myself. To all the things that wouldn’t serve me in the end. See, I applied myself to being all things to all people. All. The. Time. So… Read More »Walking the Borderline to Self-Mastery: The Beginning and the Role of the MVP

Why I Gave Up

I gave up yesterday. I consider it a good thing. For the last two years I’ve been in a case for disability benefits. I filed in Utah while still married. We moved to California and I continued the case, changing doctors to find one that might help my case. Looking for a lawyer after being… Read More »Why I Gave Up

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One More Day, One More Pill

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