Tag Archives: compulsive

WHY I BLOG and WHAT MOTIVATES ME

I want to help bring mental illness out of the closet, into the open and into everyday conversations. I want to promote understanding that anyone can be effected, and that because of the stigmas attached to having mental problems we … Continue reading

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Losing Myself in Depression

The past two weeks have been full of depression, not a fun time.  I wish I could figure out why my chemistry goes haywire.  When the depression takes over I do not feel present.  I lose who I believe I … Continue reading

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The King of Computers……The Brain

My heart keeps me alive, feeding nutrients throughout my body. The geometry  and elasticity of my bones and muscles allow me to move.  AND MY BRAIN RUNS THE SHOW.  I have been thinking, obsessively I might add, about the brain … Continue reading

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My Secret Closet…..Bipolar Disorder

“I never connected your being Bipolar with mental illness”.  That was what my son said to me yesterday. He said he knew I had extreme highs and lows, because I had told him that years ago when I was formally … Continue reading

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Extremes….My Way Of Life

Compulsive and obsessive are words I am all too familiar  with.  I could well be their poster child.  I don’t believe I am ever half way between on or off for very long. My toggle button is stuck.  Half measures in … Continue reading

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