He cut himself out of my life with a scalpel. I don’t know why, and I won’t assign a motive. All I know is it correlated with my July 2018 diagnosis of Bipolar and BPD. I lost my current home, my husband, my in-laws, and my self-respect. So why do I bring it up? Almost… Read More »Defeating Your Inner Demons: Passage 4 – My Demons
Defeating Your Inner Demons: The Quest for Resilience
A thirty-one-year-old woman walks into a therapist’s office. This is her story.
Where do inner demons originate? Allow me a radical statement. Doesn’t matter. Calm down. You’re asking yourself the same question I did. If I don’t know where my demons come from, how will I ever defeat them? Let me share my answer. Learn enough about their origins to learn why they have power the power they do.… Read More »Defeating Your Inner Demons: Passage 3 – Origins
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
What do I mean by defeat your inner demons? Depends on what manner of demon you have. If a vice can be overcome forever, it means striving for that until you reach the goal. However, most inner demons cannot be permanently overcome. These hooded, hidden creatures of the mind and heart cannot be destroyed, only have… Read More »Defeating Your Inner Demons: Passage 1 – Introduction