So uh... how about that April, eh? Yeah, I got away from this a bit. And everything else. April was a pretty empty month for me. I was too depressed to worry myself over creating blog content, or my podcast, or really anything else. All I did was watch HGTV, read a bunch of Agatha… Continue reading hello from the other side
Category: mental health
tv that soothes the soul
I gotta be honest. Right now, my depression cycle is hitting hard. During the early months of the year, the depression cycle of my Bipolar I disorder rears its ugly head. I grow lethargic and unmotivated, and my world becomes really insular as a result. All I can really handle is going to work, if that.… Continue reading tv that soothes the soul
To quit or not to quit?
Unpopular opinion time... I believe in the cathartic power of quitting. Being a "quitter" is seen as weak. People love to act like sticking with things makes them a martyr, like they're somehow better or stronger for refusing to quit. Whether this be a hobby, a partner, a job, quitting things that aren't working is… Continue reading To quit or not to quit?
Queer Eye for the… Lazier Queer Not-Guy
When I heard that Queer Eye was being rebooted on Netflix, I won't lie, it elicited a massive eyeroll. The idea that gay men are fashionable and straight men are aesthetically clueless is annoying at best, and I had no plans whatsoever to engage with it. But Shila kept hearing really positive things and convinced… Continue reading Queer Eye for the… Lazier Queer Not-Guy
Why yes, I do cut my own hair!
If you look at me and wonder, "Good lord, does this girl cut her own hair, or does she just have reeeeeally bad bedhead?" The answer is usually both. For a lot of people, this subject is probably weird for a Mental Health Monday post, but for me, it couldn't be more relevant. Just bear… Continue reading Why yes, I do cut my own hair!
My cat is my therapist.
One of the most notable things about my life is the fact that I have six cats, and I don't think it's weird at all. Something that I wouldn't have known how to articulate four years ago is that I believe full-stop in the healing powers of pet therapy. When I tried and failed to… Continue reading My cat is my therapist.
What’s in a name?
So... I'm bipolar. It's a thing. I feel like most people don't understand what bipolar disorder actually is. There is such a stigma surrounding mental illness, and the term "bipolar" is in the zeitgeist as an insult for someone who is being unreasonable. People throw it around carelessly, never pausing to think maybe someone in… Continue reading What’s in a name?
Weather advisory: Bipolar Vortex
This may be polarizing information (lol), but I have bipolar disorder. Did this post suddenly get a little too vulnerable for some of you? TMI? Trust me, I get it. Mental illness can cause a lot of off-putting behaviors, so there is definitely a lot of stigma around talking openly about it. I try my… Continue reading Weather advisory: Bipolar Vortex