Tag Archives: bipolar

Empty

Sometimes I feel like there is a void inside of me. I try and fill this void with “likes”, pretty selfies, or constant communication with friends. When I am home with nothing to do, the void gapes at me with … Continue reading

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Loving Communication

Communication is a very important and often overlooked skill. Not many people have it. I’ve been dealing with a lot lately: my dad’s bipolar, losing my home, family stress. Sometimes I just want someone to lean on. Unfortunately, the person … Continue reading

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Write It Out

When I’m really stressed out, I tend to wake up in the middle of the night. I’ve tried different strategies to fall asleep, but I think writing has been most helpful. My anxiety has the ability to make the most … Continue reading

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Me Time

  I often run myself to the brink of exhaustion with different activities. I am always seeing people, going places, doing things. I often leave no time for myself. With the recent struggles my family has been facing because of … Continue reading

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Strength Training

According to Google, the definition of strength is: the quality or state of being strong, in particular. But that doesn’t even begin to cover it. Someone can be strong – physically, emotionally, or mentally. Being able to do pushups, forgive … Continue reading

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Processing Loss

I took a Human Stress class this quarter, and one of the things we talked about was the 5 Myths of Coping with Loss. One that particularly stood out to me was the idea that it is necessary to work … Continue reading

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Taboo Topics

We stare at each other. The conversation has screeched to a halt. Somewhere between the question, “How is your dad doing?” and me recounting the endless antics of his bipolar, we both got very uncomfortable. I think society has conditioned … Continue reading

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