I have schizoaffective disorder, and I am to a degree, high-functioning (whatever that means). And, I can’t tell you how alone I feel with how I get along in the world today. For years, family and friends have been all … Continue Reading When You’re High Functioning, Your Problems Might Get Overlooked
I want to be at peace with having been a loner growing up. I want to be at peace with having been bullied growing up. I want to be at peace with being a part of the 1% of people … Continue Reading 11 Things I Want To Be At Peace With
I am troubled by my delusions and hallucinations. As someone who has chronic mental health issues, I absolutely hate getting “stuck” with, in many cases, having to ”connect the dots.” Imagine if you will, that you have affixed your attention, … Continue Reading Symptoms That Trouble Me And How I Deal With Them
“Don’t ever underestimate the impact that you may have on someone else’s life.” — Anonymous I couldn’t do what I am doing, with the writing, the blog, and the social media… if I wasn’t at least “somewhat” functional. Also, how … Continue Reading Using My Words To Help People
Maybe I am asking the wrong group of people, as many of my readers are struggling with mental health conditions themselves. But, I do wonder. I have wondered. And, I will continue to wonder. I will never know what being … Continue Reading What Do People Without Psychosis Think About?
NOTE: This was written awhile ago, but still applies to many of us. It is desire, along with having decent stability, that helps with my having good insight. And, I have just enough decent stability to make me have good … Continue Reading Inside Suffering: A Look At Stability, Insight, And Statistics
According to Ashley of Mental Health @ Home, it is important to “just keep going.” And, that, to me, is helpful! 🙂 I remember many years ago, being told that I had a lot of potential. This was before I … Continue Reading Just Keep Going…
First off, I am interested in reducing a certain amount of “comfortability,” so that I may grow more. I.e. Expand my limitations a bit. More to come on this in another post! 🙂 Secondly, I guess what I am really … Continue Reading Trying Not To Let My Delusions Overwhelm Me
Today, I talked about death to my wife. I want to die. But, do I really? To me and for me, when I talk about death, it is an escape. Not actually dying, but discussing the topic. I wonder if … Continue Reading The Things We Don’t (Or May Not) Share
I am only beginning to come into my own again, where my support system is concerned. The old system, meant that I had to endure a multitude of opinions about what matters or mattered (to my support people, rather than … Continue Reading Just Hold On: Thoughts About Support Systems
Well, what do I mean by self-destructive mode? I mean simply, when I am drinking caffeinated beverages, and eating entirely too much for one sitting. I know, it’s quite glamorous—but, it’s when I tend to be inspired and can produce! … Continue Reading I Do Some Of My Most Satisfying Work When I Am In Self-Destructive Mode
The chaos I am experiencing is immense. I just want to lie down and have it all go away. I am writing this here, as a way of expressing the strong dissatisfaction I have with the way we are politically … Continue Reading I Can’t Hardly Take It
NOTE: As with my no longer posting on politics, I am no longer planning to post on (new or old) family matters. This is my final post in that arena, as I have learned that all of the above can … Continue Reading Having Grace In The Worst Of Situations
But, it “seems” that I was functioning better without any meds. It’s difficult to wrap one’s brain around it, but I actually wasn’t doing all that well in those days—the days prior to my taking meds! I was so close … Continue Reading I Don’t Like To Look Back (Even Though I Do)
I take blogging very seriously! And, I only post on topics that I have intimate knowledge of, which is my personal preference. Others are able to have more of a “well-rounded” blog… Right now, I find myself a bit bothered … Continue Reading Considerate Blogging Is An Honor And A Privilege
For the past several years, I’ve been working to figure many things out. I have this attitude that I will get it figured out, and one way or another, I will shine! It’s rather difficult at times though, because it … Continue Reading I Can Figure This Out!