So You’ve Had a Poor Mental Health Week…

So You’ve Had a Poor Mental Health Week…

I don't know what it is about this month or the last few weeks to be honest, but my mental state has been all over the place. Including just running out of almost all of my creative juices, hence the lack of posts lately. Having Bipolar Disorder this does happen, but I swear my phases have been getting worse every time I dip into one. And this last depressive episode has been the worst one I've had in years. So I thought I'd have a conversation about it and how I'm trying to pick myself up or cope with this lately episode.…

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How Getting a Dog Changed My Life & Made Me a Better Person

How Getting a Dog Changed My Life & Made Me a Better Person

I have been a massive dog lover all of my life. Hell my first words were dog and I didn't stop repeating that word until my parents got me one. Granted it was the family dog and followed my mom around like a shadow. And I will always advocate for big dogs, they make excellent pillows to rest on or a shoulder to cry on if you need one. Now if you've been reading my blog for a few years, or even just a little while you'll know I do not have a big dog. I have a rather small dog named Pixie who is going to be five this year. And ever since getting my own dog, I have such a better appreciation for them then I ever did before. Not that my first dog, Sadie, wasn't amazing. She was my absolute best friend but she wasn't mine at the end of the day. So these are all of the things that I've noticed since I got Pixie Bug and just general things about dogs.…

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What to Do When Anxiety/Depression Makes You Paranoid

What to Do When Anxiety/Depression Makes You Paranoid

Over the many years of dealing with anxiety and depression, I've had a far amount of paranoia that's been driven by these mental disorders. And it took a long time to realize those two concepts were connected. As these aren't just psychological disorders but biological as well since it effects your brain chemistry. From neurotransmitters for mood and control emotions to misfire, and affect the way you think. And it take make you convinced that everyone is against you or talking behind your back much like paranoia. So what do you do when this happens? How do you handle those situations?…

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Let’s Talk About…

Let’s Talk About…

I don't know what to title this blog post. And I have half a mind not to even post it. As I feel like my blog has become very editorial through my own doing, but it makes writing personal blog posts a lot harder. So I've been debating on stripping back the blog a little and throw away the editorial calendar. Don't get me wrong I'm still going to do reviews and whatnot. But the way it's been going is a bit too much for me. And doesn't feel personal anymore. So I'm hitting the reset button. I hope you don't mind.…

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Let’s Talk About… Mental Breakdowns

Let’s Talk About… Mental Breakdowns

This month instead of a life lately, I'm just going to do a let's talk about as I haven't had anything super interesting or exciting happen other than the one thing I can't talk about… As some of you may know, I have bipolar disorder which can be a handful some days. I've been working for years to develop coping techniques so I can't need to be on medication. Granted it doesn't always work, but by the time I finally start thinking about needing to go in the cycle has passed. Then I decide not to go in because they're just going to give me the Depression Questionnaire, and I won't register as I'm not in that cycle anymore. They seriously need a separate questionnaire for those with Bipolar Disorder as they can be in a hypomanic phase or in between phases. So not going in just allows mental breakdowns with depression to kick in down the road. Such as right now, I'm in the middle of a mental breakdown thanks to that issue I mentioned a few days ago that I can't talk about.…

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