mental wellness

Mama Rendón

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. -Honore de Balzac Not everyone is blessed to have a good mother or even a mother at all. I got really lucky because not only do I have my mother, I have a great one. She… Continue reading Mama Rendón

mental wellness

The Magic Potion

When I say that Bipolar Disorder stole years of my life I wasn't exaggerating. This thing just takes and takes and takes. It has nothing good to give. Holding a job, having a relationship, everyday things like laundry, cleaning, cooking... they get difficult. Although some more severe than others, we pretty much all go through… Continue reading The Magic Potion

mental wellness

My JOMO and A Milestone

I am writing this on Day 30 of Teetotalism. The date is February 13, 2019. It may not seem like a giant milestone to some, but I feel like every milestone is giant. It's proof that we're trying; that we're doing it! I had my first restaurant outing this past Sunday. A lovely Galentine's Brunch… Continue reading My JOMO and A Milestone

bipolar disorder, mental wellness, Stigma

“Are you going to go postal or something?”

When I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I was terrified of what people would think of me. Even as little as 10 years ago people didn't know as much about mental illness as they do now. I might have finally had a name for my illness, but I certainly didn't understand it. How could I… Continue reading “Are you going to go postal or something?”