It’s scary how many times I’ve been here before. Bruised, bloody, beaten. Pieces of my heart scattered over the floor. Balancing the tightrope between life and death. “I can’t continue anymore.” Yet, something strange happens every time deep within my core. I crawl, stumble stagger and wobble until suddenly I soar. Older original art by … Continue reading Cycle


Are there any places that you haven't been, but desperately want to go? How about not just physically, but destinations in life as well? I have both of those things and I can't help but feel like this disability that I live with keeps me from both. It's a silly idea really when you think … Continue reading Destinations


I have an issue holding onto things. It's not exactly hoarding in the way the media portrays it. I do form an emotional attachment to objects because I feel like they hold memories.  I do this especially with clothing, things I pick up on vacations, and things from my childhood.  It was a huge victory … Continue reading Clothes


I live in Michigan. We generally never see the kind of devastation our fellow Americans see in southern or western states from weather or wildfires. We do get wildfires up north that can destroy hundreds of acres of forest, but those areas are sparsely populated. We do experience blizzards and horrific winter storms, but those … Continue reading Irma 


The only way I know to prevent suicide is to erase the stigma surrounding it and mental health as a whole.  I have tried to share my experiences here as a way to bust stigma about what people living with bipolar disorder are like. I've also hoped to provide a platform of shared experience for … Continue reading Prevention


Warrior She trembles as her fingers work the laces on her armor, knowing that her shattered soul may only be strong enough for this last stand.   Wearily, she sighs and gazes out onto the battlefield, soon to be littered with the shrapnel of fighting yet another battle with The Beast.   The Beast is … Continue reading Warrior