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.
I had a list. It was to do this week. In fact, it was to do Monday. Then Tuesday, Wednesday... you get the drift. I got a few things done but not all. And I ate way less frogs than I probably should have too. I just couldn't get things together this week. My usual … Continue reading Why do we procrastinate knowing full well the fallout?
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 … Continue reading Three Keys to Being Real
Today I want to talk about overcoming the fear of the unknown. I realise that everyone deals with 'the unknown' in different ways and the things that cause them to fear it are complex, unpredictable and diverse. My current challenges lie within two predominant areas: flying and being around large congested crowds. I'm going to … Continue reading Overcoming The Fear of The Unknown, One Panic Attack at a Time
***UPDATE*** I've finally had a formal assessment for my mental health. Even though I feel the jury is still out on Cyclothymia, my psychiatrist has confirmed the original diagnosis of Bipolar 2, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. To be honest, I am not worried. I am still 'relearning' about Bipolar 2 and how it differs from Cyclothymia, and … Continue reading The daily swings explained: understanding a Cyclothymic mind.
If you've read any of my posts in the past you may already be aware of my journey with mental illness and know that for many years I have managed my life as best as I can when you have a mental illness and have relied on God's love, healing and help and the support … Continue reading In order for the new to awaken, the old must die
If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here. Chapter 3 Photoshoot Mayhem Hannah woke to her alarm going off at 4:45 am. Stretching, cat like, she felt happy, excited. Today was a going to be a nice break from the emotional rollercoaster of the past few weeks and she jumped out of … Continue reading Chapter 3 Photoshoot Mayhem
Okay, I know it's late, but I just have to write this. And yes, I am on a tangent. Brace yourself 🙂 I hate writing pitch emails. I forget to do it all. the. time. Then I'll do three or four in a row and then totally forget again. It's a vicious cycle. And I've … Continue reading Why I’ve decided to stop pitching and spend more time networking
If you don't know what happened to my beloved file wiht 7253 words in it, click here for the lowdown. So after literally 24 hours, my file opened. A friend on Facebook (thank you David!) suggested I search for the file name and look for a previous version of the document. I have no idea … Continue reading Gratitude Day 17: rainbows, unicorns and lollipops, oh, and My File Opened!
It's 6:27am and I've just sat down to take a quick look over my ebook draft that I wrote yesterday. 7253 words in five hours. And my software won't open the file. It will open other files. Just not this one. This has never happened before with my software, so I won't mention which one … Continue reading What to do when the s#%@ hits the fan