Bipolar, Stigma

Living with bipolar is messy, and Enlightened is a series worth watching

“You’re a mental patient.” These four words were used as a weapon. Those words cut me to the core when I heard actor James Rebhorn spit these words out to actress Laura Dern in the HBO series Enlightened. With those four words, he undermined all she was working for to make positive changes and help others. He… Read More Living with bipolar is messy, and Enlightened is a series worth watching

Happiness, Self-Improvement

Who are we without others? Can you define yourself as an individual?

I, as most of us do, define ourselves by roles. I’m a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a teacher. All of these roles rely on having a reciprocal. We often decide our worth by how we feel we measure up to others in these roles…or how we perceive ourselves measuring up… Read More Who are we without others? Can you define yourself as an individual?

Happiness, Poetry

Jagged Butterfly: A Beautiful Survivor

I have physical scars, emotional scars, mental scars. These scars mean I have survived. There is no need to be embarrassed by them; I am still beautiful and stronger than I realize. The same goes for you. You are a strong and beautiful survivor. You are a beautiful jagged butterfly who should proudly spread your… Read More Jagged Butterfly: A Beautiful Survivor