Functioning in society with any chronic mental or emotional illness is incredibly exhausting. Maintaining a reasonably high level of functionality with my Bipolar Disorder and dual addictions (anxiety is part and parcel at times) has required a tremendous amount of vigilance and diligent effort at employing the myriad tool with which I am blessed every … Continue reading It’s Exhausting
Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us. Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions. … Continue reading Bandaids
Just because one can endure suffering doesn't mean one has to continue subjecting oneself to it when there are alternatives. (A lesson learned through years of personal experience) JM
We can endure all kinds of pain. It’s shame that eats men whole.-Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
We all need these messages ingrained into our psyche.
Clinical Anxiety is part and parcel of many mental and emotional illnesses, disorders, and conditions, including my Bipolar Disorder and addictions. Before I got into intensive treatment and 12 Step Fellowship Spirituality in 2010, it was a much more frequent and intense visitor. It still drops in at times to remind me that it hasn't … Continue reading Anxiety
You are seen. Keep grinding.
Malignant Narcissists even have the ability to inflict incalculable suffering upon an entire nation. Empty the prisons of non-violent offenders (employing reform justice) and people with true brain diseases (providing them with treatment), and use the cages to segregate the foul predators from society. JM