TALKING TO OURSELVES

Having a sales career for over 20 years with Mary Kay Cosmetics, they taught me much about the aspect of positive vs. negative self-talk. I learned to use visualization of positive outcomes, in addition to positive affirmations in order to achieve more sales to increase my customer base. They gave us the best of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Childhood Trauma Can Steal From You

During childhood, the time from birth through adolescence, a child’s body is in a constant state of growth. Many times disruptions can happen to that biological development, especially when the child grows up in an environment where they are living in a constant state of stress. The growth of the child’s immune system and learned […]

Pushing Forward

There are times when living with mental illness is easier than others are. Your meds are working well, you seem to be thinking clearly and sailing along in the belief that you too can live and exist like a normal person. Then the crap hits the fan. It could be anything from a trigger from […]

Your Symptoms Are Showing

If there is one thing you learn real fast when you have a mental disorder it is to hide your symptoms as much as possible. Let’s say you had cancer and lost all of you hair and walked around bald or with a scarf on your head. That is perfectly fine. People will applaud for your […]

Holiday Survival with Mental Illness

No matter which Holiday(s) you celebrate, getting together with family and friends, especially those you have not seen for some time…can bring a variety of emotions and triggers to those of us that struggle with mental illness.  We conjure up pictures in our mind of movies we’ve seen on the Hallmark Channel, magazines boast and […]