mental wellness, Stigma

Ringing the Bell

For many years I wished my dad got to ring the bell. You know, that bell at the hospital that patients get to ring when they’re finally cancer-free. I wished he could stand up tall, on his own, surrounded by smiles and laughter and pure joy. I wished he could ring that bell louder than… Continue reading Ringing the Bell

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

bipolar disorder, mental wellness

Well, Who Am I Now?

There was almost a period of grief after receiving my diagnosis. I personally experienced mixed emotions. On one hand I finally had a name for the monster living inside of me. On the other hand it meant I had barely begun my journey to wellness. For so long my illness was the only thing I… Continue reading Well, Who Am I Now?