F@%K Hospital Corners – Just Make the Darn Bed: How Choice Influences Self-Respect.

I didn’t understand the power that comes from respecting my own space; that being clean, tidy and organised isn’t about keeping up with the Stepford Wives, but about truly loving who I (and my family, by extension) am. Continue reading F@%K Hospital Corners – Just Make the Darn Bed: How Choice Influences Self-Respect.

It’s time to be selfish and make choices that reconcile who we are in order to be of use to society.

When we believe someone or something has authority over us, we find ourselves saying we ‘have to, we must, we should, we ought to’. We are giving this something or someone else the power over our time, energy, resources and directio Continue reading It’s time to be selfish and make choices that reconcile who we are in order to be of use to society.

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Looking with eyes closed

This post does not pull any punches. It’s about homelessness, the reality of self and personal agendas. It is not targeted at anyone but myself and the experiences I have recently had on this topic. I realise it may not sit well with people. Please consider your responses before you comment. I appreciate you reading my thoughts. ~Miriam * Over the past two weeks, I have … Continue reading Looking with eyes closed

Find What Makes You Tick and Let it Energise You

Okay, so I am a little buzzed right now. Nothing life changing happened. I didn’t have some grand epiphany either. But I have been doing something in the past couple of weeks that has been slowly but surely shifting my thinking and giving me an energy I didn’t know I could have. You ready for it? I’ve been going out and spending time with people. … Continue reading Find What Makes You Tick and Let it Energise You

How to Keep The House Clean with Bipolar Disorder

Managing a mental illness, chronic illness or otherwise debilitating condition can be extremely difficult. Add to that ‘simple’ things, such as household tasks, paying bills and weeding the garden and these simple tasks turn into uncrossable mountains. We all have to deal with housework and I can honestly say that it has never been something I enjoy. When my boys (now 20 and 18) were … Continue reading How to Keep The House Clean with Bipolar Disorder

World Mental Health Day: 9 Ways to Rethink Your Health and Influence Your Mental Health

Over the weekend I volunteered for a local community-based expo called Rethink Your World. I had a blast with Seeds Newcastle that organised the expo and I have learned a great deal about how physical, mental and spiritual health intertwine and support each other for optimum health. I took notes. Mostly because I selfishly want to remember the main points to incorporate into my own mental … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: 9 Ways to Rethink Your Health and Influence Your Mental Health

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Schedule Power Down Sessions to Silence the Voice of Guilt

As part of Mental Health Month, I will be sharing more on what my day to day life can be like as a Christian living with Bipolar 2 Disorder, Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder.

I hope to uncover some real life battles that go on and how I am learning to manage the onslaught, fight the battle and come out stronger in my faith and my wellbeing. Continue reading Schedule Power Down Sessions to Silence the Voice of Guilt

A New Perspective Can Bring Change if You’re Paying Attention

As it’s Mental Health Month here is Australia I got to thinking about my own journey with Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorder.  The past few weeks have been quite flat out with family, church, obligations and well, just life! I’ve not stopped a great deal but I have made the effort to have an intentionally quiet start each day. And this has Brough about … Continue reading A New Perspective Can Bring Change if You’re Paying Attention

What if happiness is a lure and not an antidote? 

I’ve been thinking about suffering lately. I am coming to believe that we live in a society that values happiness and it’s continual pursuit over the necessity of acknowledging struggle, fear, grief and suffering.   This leaves many of us feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. It sends a message that if we can’t find happiness we must be broken.   BUT I believe that it takes … Continue reading What if happiness is a lure and not an antidote? 

Three Keys to Being Real

Being real, and working toward understanding who we are, is really hard work. It’s not just daily, it can be hourly. Minute by minute.  But over the past six months or so I’ve been learning (much to my frustration, of course) some keys that seem to be relevant in moving forward and becoming more healthy in mind, body and spirit. I’ve been toying with the … Continue reading Three Keys to Being Real