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Worn Out

Photos taken & poem written October 2015. It's that season again... Exhausted Overwhelmed Not thinking clearly Not able to complete sentences Not able to answer direct questions Fumbling with language With [...]

Walking the Line

Living with bipolar is like walking on a tightrope, trying to maintain my balance, fearful of each step I take. As a young adult, I didn't understand what triggered my highs and lows. [...]

Writing to Discipline My Thoughts

This morning I attended an OC Writers’ write-in. I haven’t attended a writers’ group in a long time. Been isolating myself and focusing on my son rather than my writing, rather than myself. [...]

Mind Spinning

Mind spinning In circles Like a hamster On a wheel Racing Round and round Going nowhere Going nowhere Too quickly To safely Get off Mind spinning Sick to my stomach Let me off [...]

Spring Brings Hypomania

This year, as winter has ended and spring has begun, I’ve taken it slowly and protected myself from overstimulation. You have not heard from me as much, as I’ve not been as active [...]

Bipolar Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Outside a cacophony of birds outside loudly pronounce that they have important work to do, nests to build, eggs to lay, offspring to bring into the world. Spring has sprung. The sun is [...]

Ten Year Anniversary of Hospitalization

Ten years ago, two weeks preceding and including Valentine's Day, I was hospitalized. Twenty years ago, I experienced a psychotic break during the same season: this season - the season of Lent. Though [...]