Cascading Trigger Issues

Lamentations 3:33 MSG Bible; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 13:20-21; James 1:3-4 NLT (God) takes no pleasure in making life hard, in throwing roadblocks in the way. God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure he will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again. I pray that the God

Minimization

Those of us who suffer with any mental disorder may find at times that their thoughts, symptoms, and even very existence, may be minimized by others. Even close family members may have a tendency to fall prey to this behavior. It stems from many things however, I believe mostly from dealing with the person with

Living Without Grey

“You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you.  True power is sitting back and observing things with logic.  True power is restraint.  If words control you that means everyone else can control you.  Breathe and allow things to pass.”  Warren Buffett  The other day, my

Hoarding

Growing up, I was introduced head on into the world of hoarding by my mother. I did not realize what it meant and considered it normal to live amongst the massive accumulation of stuff that surrounded our house. The ironic thing is that I also learned you could be a “hidden hoarder” so that others

PTSD AND COMPLEX PTSD

With the Anniversary of September 11th upon us, I thought it appropriate to write a Blog on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its sister disorder Complex Post Traumatic Disorder (CPTSD). When you have suffered through a traumatic event in your life of any kind, you have the propensity to develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress

The Impulse Power of Bipolar

This article talks about the Impulse Power of Bipolar because contrary to popular belief, an individual can receive a dual diagnosis of Bipolar and BPD. I have had people say to me “that’s not possible”. Not only is it possible, I am one who has both disorders. I will try not to be snarky now

Low Self-Esteem and Mental Illness

Low Self-esteem and mental illness may coincide together however; anyone can suffer from low self-esteem at any time without having mental illness. There are times throughout all of our lives that we encounter periods of low self-esteem. For those persons who do not suffer from mental illness and have low self-esteem, the door out is

Being Married to Mental Illness

I titled this Blog “Being Married to Mental Illness”, as I have found being married to my husband Joe of 32 years, there is a third party in our marriage, mental illness. It has often drawn us together on a more intimate level of understanding and bonding as we have navigated through the symptoms I