I am a survivor…

…and so are you.


Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.  ~Helen Keller



I decided to make a list of all I have survived in my life. I doubt my list is exhaustive, but I am amazed by the length of it anyway. If you wrote a survival list, I’m sure you, too, would have an eye-opening experience. Continue reading “I am a survivor…”

To Do List

The Infinite To-Do List

It’s burying me.

I’m a list person.

I have a shopping list for Target, a shopping list for groceries, a shopping list for other miscellaneous items needed, a to-do list for the house, a to-do list for work, a to-do list for chores. It’s never-ending. The lists are never truly completed because before the items are all scratched off, more items amass or are re-added. Continue reading “The Infinite To-Do List”


What’s the Point?

Thoughts and Ideas for the Mentally Struggling and Mentally Successful

When I first began therapy for my mental illness, I couldn’t even put a name to any of my feelings. It was as though I was having them all at once or not at all.

Overwhelmed by emotions…or just no feeling at all.

Not apathy, just…nothing.

I was detached from life.

I didn’t see the point. Continue reading “What’s the Point?”

Mental Illness and Gun Violence

The Mentally Ill are Taking the Fall for Gun Violence.

Are You Brave Enough to Stand Up for Them?

In the aftermath of yet another senseless school shooting, the masses cry out.

Not only is gun control one of the first discussion points, so is mental illness. Because, you know, (inject sarcasm) that’s the single most comprehensible explanation for anyone to commit such an atrocity!

I have bipolar, and I am also a responsible gun owner.

Being mentally ill does not mean I’m going on a shooting spree.

The news commentators and government and social media call out, “We have a mental health problem!” No shit, Sherlock; however, that’s not why these shootings occur. Continue reading “The Mentally Ill are Taking the Fall for Gun Violence.”