Mental Illness-A Challenge to Wellness

To make a complicated and long story short: I haven’t been taking care of my physical health (diet/exercise), and I haven’t been meditating, logging my daily emotions/data in my eMoods app, and I haven’t been using a lot of my DBT skills lately. Why? Schedule upheaval. Parenting. Processing intense emotions related to child/sexual abuse so…

Regaining Balance with Distress Tolerance (DBT) *Updated*

I’m having some difficulty regaining balance. My daughter who is a college student has a crazy schedule that is blended with at-home classes and on-campus classes. My daughter, in high school, attends class in-person twice a week with the remaining classes held online. I feel like I’m always driving somewhere, or waiting to drive somewhere….

Balance Category Lists are Helpful

Achieving balance is difficult when you have Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. I have been stable for a year because I started taking olanzapine. I recently had surgery, and whenever I have surgery, or take pain medication, my brain chemistry is negatively affected. I feel like I’m struggling with the basic components of balance, and it…

New Blog Introduction

School is back in session for the girls so I thought I would start a new blog. I haven’t blogged in about a year, and I kind of miss it. I’m not going to write under my actual name because there is a lot of stigma out in the world toward people with mental health…