So amazing yet so difficult!Not everyone shares the same pain!For those with chronic illness,This is our existence, our destiny!How powerful of a notion is that?Existence/destiny?Maybe I’ve got Yoda on the brain,When I say, “To be without a disease, any disease, … Continue Reading Yoda On The Brain (A Poem)
A schedule / checklist / to do list / etc. I’ve written about this before, but awhile back, I was on “the Mighty” (a mental health site, that I am 50/50 on whether I still like). There, I interact with … Continue Reading Four Ideas That I Find Helpful, Part One
I might not have realized the extent of trauma or suffering that I experienced as a child. The importance of this is to heal those wounds, even as some of them were previously repressed. There are no easy answers to … Continue Reading Had I Not Found This Community…
I never would have thought I’d write poetry. Any kind of poetry, really. But, prose… that is my favorite right now! In my distant past, I wrote song lyrics. And now… well you know… it’s poetry! I am grateful for … Continue Reading The Path To Poetry
When I slow down, breathe deeply, and relax,I feel as though I will always be where I am at!When does the anxiety go away?When do the voices subside?When does the paranoia disappear?When does the depression wane? I want another shot … Continue Reading Feelings (A Poem)
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So, I have mentioned in various posts, that I am struggling with my medication regimen. In short, I can stay awake the longest on the medication I am on. I am on way too much of it though… I guess … Continue Reading The Medication Fiasco – Solved!
My wife and I recently got ourselves a Dachshund.He is great and we love him very much!He has a good … Continue Reading I Got A Dachshund Doggie (A Poem)
I sometimes wonder,Whether my mental health is worse,Due to my philosophical outlook.Is it possible, that too much philosophy hurts me?When you have severe mental illness,That is a worthwhile question to ask!
In this post, I’d like to talk a little bit about my experience with schizoaffective disorder, as someone who is diagnosed and living with it. If you have any amendments to suggest to this write-up, please make them in the … Continue Reading What Schizoaffective Disorder Is And What It Isn’t (A Collaborative Overview)
Schizoaffective disorder is my official diagnosis. A lot of times, my depression looks different, because I’ve become dependable and I don’t feel bad about myself (i.e. I don’t have poor self-esteem)! Not that everyone who’s depressed, has poor self-esteem btw… … Continue Reading When Your Depression Looks Different Than What It Used To
With my condition (plus all the meds I take)… I have found I do best with 9 hours of nightly sleep. I still take naps most days. And, it is difficult for me to get 9 hours, but I feel … Continue Reading I Have Been Experimenting With Getting More Continuous Nightly Sleep
Some people play pretend. They say, “T is a bad man!” Then, there are those who KNOW he’s a bad man! Leaving quite a difference to compute for some, including Republicans (of which T is barely one)… More of a … Continue Reading Character Vs. The Issues, Part One
I was watching “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” and have been thinking about that and the military and a lot of other “get them while they’re young” organizations. You know, it is true? When you get someone to follow … Continue Reading What Makes You Value Something?
NOTE: I sometimes deal with the following angst, as a result of my psychosis. And, having high anxiety doesn’t help matters. I have to tell you… I am stressed about the election. And, I don’t trust my government as things … Continue Reading I Am Fearful
I don’t do that well! The difference between now and at any point in my life before I was diagnosed, is significant! I just want to be able to be more consistent in my day to day life! I have … Continue Reading I Think A Lot About How I Function