Sparks In My Soul

This past year, I’ve been infusing my spirit with all things French–romancing myself, if you will. It all started when the tax bill came and dashed my hopes of taking a vacation. I haven’t taken a vacation anywhere in years.  So yeah, I had been having fun looking at quaint Airbnbs in Montreal and envisioning … More Sparks In My Soul

Stigma Free and Me

Did you know that 1 in 5 people lives with a mental illness? And 1 out of 17 people has a severe mental illness such as Bipolar or Schizophrenia? When we use percentages, the numbers don’t sound as astonishing. 80% of people don’t have a mental illness. Sounds like a hefty majority, right? But when … More Stigma Free and Me

Part One: Repositioning the Fire Hydrant–Coping with Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder is like having no shut off valve for my emotions. For years, I didn’t even know that my human experience is labeled as disordered. I just thought I was a quiet person with a sea of emotions that I kept at bay. But then one day, just like that, the cap … More Part One: Repositioning the Fire Hydrant–Coping with Bipolar Disorder