Yes, I am talking about the ‘R’ word or “recovery.” What exactly does it mean? Well, time has taught me, that… 1) Recovery means different things to different people. 2) Recovery is a loaded term! 3) Recovery should not be … Continue Reading A Word That Gets Thrown Around A Lot, And Means A Lot, To A Lot Of People
Monday, I wrote a bit about my schedule/to do list. It helps me to have some amount of organization in my life. And, I can feel that with having lists. I rarely get everything done, and am working to feel … Continue Reading My Schedule / To Do List
For a number of years, I spent a great deal of time looking ahead. I mean, if I wasn’t reminiscing on my past, I was looking ahead into my future… So, it has taken me a long time (such a … Continue Reading Taking Life One Hour At A Time
Awhile back, the above question was asked by Eliza’s Journey to Life (on one of her “Gratitude Challenge” posts). My answers were (and, still are): My opennessMy boundariesMy ability to say no/yesMy persistenceMy ability to be grateful What five things … Continue Reading What Five Things Do You Like About Yourself?
I was just thinking about this, as I was perusing the featured posts on my web site. What makes me uniquely me? I guess it has a lot to do with my experiences, but also (as it pertains to my … Continue Reading What Makes You Uniquely You?
Talk about making mistakes! And, just because you spent a long time making one! This post is about how I am learning to change direction a little sooner than I have in the past (by having better focus). Lately, I … Continue Reading Focus And Changing Direction (Sooner Rather Than Later)
One day, while browsing around Reddit, I was excited to find this post’s image file. And, both it and some … Continue Reading Talking It Out (And Doing The Right Thing) Has Helped Me
The list: 1. That it’s difficult to keep track of all of my followers, but it’s necessary to do. 2. That some people read quite a bit of my blog, when a particular topic catches their attention. 3. That some … Continue Reading 21 Things I’ve Learned In 10 Weeks Of Blogging
“The only meaning I can ascribe to my life is one that challenges me and makes me happy.” —Mio Angelo Perhaps the most motivational person for me in life, is in fact, my grandfather. Watching the 90-year father of my … Continue Reading Someone Who I Can Look Up To
It most certainly does—and, I take pride in it! I can be feeling all sorts of “messed up,” and writing it out, changes much of that (if only temporary at times)—it does the trick! Much of what I deal with … Continue Reading Writing Grounds Me
I am saddened by what everyone goes through in this community of “good” people. I go through it too. I am right there with you. We have each other for support! It may be a like, a follow, a comment, … Continue Reading We Are Worth It!!! (Words Of Encouragement)
Here is an article published earlier today, discussing the age old argument of nature vs. nurture in schizophrenia: https://www.npr.org/2020/04/05/826695581/in-hidden-valley-road-a-familys-journey-helps-shift-the-science-of-mental-illnes
I was having a discussion with my wife today, about where I’d be if I had kept my very first blog going. And, what I learned was interesting. There is a very small percentage chance that I would have fully … Continue Reading Striking A Balance With Your Perseverance (And, Not Being Dumb About It)
Why don’t a lot of people with severe mental illness realize that they are ill? This is a good question for my former self. 🙂 Many individuals who exhibit signs of severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar or schizophrenia, don’t … Continue Reading Helping Others, 20 Years After My Diagnosis
My progress with my mental health is quite unusual. I’ll admit that. And, I took a big leap forward in stability and in life, just prior to my dating my now wife. One of my best friends was there. A … Continue Reading The Friend Who Helped Me Get Up The Confidence To Date My Wife
In no particular order, the first key to my success with mental health, was getting over my old self that thought I was the “baddest kid on the block,” and forging some close bonds. After I realized I was no … Continue Reading The Three Keys To My Success With Mental Health