So, the “ring,” for me, is waking up every day and “trying” as best as I can to follow a checklist, which includes self-care items and a few chores. More often than not, I do poorly. I call it failure, … Continue Reading Why I Keep Getting Back In The Ring (So To Speak)
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
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
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
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!
When Denzel Washington won the Outstanding Actor In a Motion Picture Award in 2002 (I believe it was for Training Day through the Screen Actors Guild), he said the following things, which I find quite helpful to anyone who wants … Continue Reading Denzel Washington Quotes
I feel like shit today. All told, I got seven hours of sleep last night. And, I still feel terrible. Welcome to my life with chronic mental illness! The trajectory can be better than this, but it depends a lot … Continue Reading Ambition And Chronic Mental Illness: A Special Kind Of Hell
This can and often does happen. For many people. I think life is complicated, and that there are a lot of people out there with undiagnosed and untreated mental illness. I have been fortunate to make a lot of “right” … Continue Reading The Ability To ‘F’ Up Your Life
This is largely because I am always trying. Always trying new things… At certain times, better ways of doing things escape me. And, this is because I am too focused on the necessity of failure in order to recognize improvement. … Continue Reading I Feel Like I Fail A Bit More Than I Should
Nike’s slogan, “Just Do It!” is one of the most popular slogans of all time, and has been a part of the Nike campaign since 1988. “Just Do It!” makes a lot of sense to me, but with regards to … Continue Reading Happy And Successful, The Most Popular Ad Campaign Of All Time, And Mental Illness
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)
It’s a lonely road. Really. Being different. Doing things differently. I have tried to fit in. At various intervals in my life. And, my fitting in is just temporary at best. It’s temporary because I have a lot of ideas. … Continue Reading Why I Don’t (And Probably Never Will) Fit In
I revamped my website yesterday, and it has a new look/feel. I know what they say about first impressions. But, not everything was put together, all nice and neat… Up until now! Also, I am trying to establish some type … Continue Reading So Many Of Our Wins Are Anti-Climactic