A Heart Full of Gratitude

I woke up this morning with a heart full of gratitude. Last week in my dialectic behavior therapy (DBT) group, I shared that I was feeling more and more confident with coping with crises and significant mood swings, but am really struggling with managing the “daily grind.”  I come home from work and I amContinue reading “A Heart Full of Gratitude”

No Mud, No Lotus

Lotuses grow from the mud and bloom into beautiful flowers.  The mud has been plentiful this year.  We are living through a global pandemic that has killed millions of people around the world.  It has changed the way we live our daily lives.  People who are at risk live in fear.  Even those of usContinue reading “No Mud, No Lotus”

Panic Disorder Sucks. But I Can Accept That.

It’s graduation day!  Panic disorder led me to a partial-hospitalization program.  Choosing to accept that I will have panic disorder forever led me to graduation.  Here’s how I got there: I am still learning to manage my bipolar disorder, and trust me, I am far from having it down.  But this time I’m off workContinue reading “Panic Disorder Sucks. But I Can Accept That.”