Coping Kit

Happy things πŸ’™

Random acts of kindness πŸ’• Cloud watching ☁️ Giving something my allπŸ’― Stories about princesses πŸ°πŸ‘‘ Selfies when I’m feeling myself 🀳🏻 Coffee β˜•οΈ Meeting up with friends πŸ‘­ Getting stronger πŸ‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ (physically or emotionally)❗️ Proving my resilience β¬‡οΈπŸ†™ Beer with friends after a long week πŸ—“πŸ» Going on a trip ✈️ Pretty bows πŸŽ€Continue reading “Happy things πŸ’™”

I can’t figure out my emotions/ moods/ anything involving self-awareness…or can I? No really, someone tell me which.

I discovered the word “alexithymia” like, ten years ago with my friend Meg at the Barnes and Noble between our houses. For the longest time, she was the only person I knew in the real world (not from treatment) who struggled with mental illness like I did.Β  We connected immediately, skipping most of the normalContinue reading “I can’t figure out my emotions/ moods/ anything involving self-awareness…or can I? No really, someone tell me which.”

Corner of Good: Fall Edition

As much as I loveeee summer and the bright colors, the enveloping heat, and the late nights and early mornings that accompany it…I so appreciate when the season starts to merge into fall.Β  When the colors turn their warm shades of orange and red, when the weather gets cooler and there’s a crispness to theContinue reading “Corner of Good: Fall Edition”

Fighter

You are a fighter which is another word for magically resilient… openly battling an enemy, heart like a fist punching the wind out of opposition however much of it there is. A fighter, you are a threat to life’s struggles, however strong they may be (or seem to be). A force to be reckoned withContinue reading “Fighter”

Laura’s Corner of Good

My brother-in-law texted me last night with this idea, and after thinking about it, I decided to do what he suggested.Β  There really is too much of the bad, too much bullshit, too much negative.Β  So I’m gonna try to make a list of good things weekly, kind of a regular thing, just to brightenContinue reading “Laura’s Corner of Good”

My life is strongly and intensely magnetic

I am a magnet.Β  Of two specific poles: the highs and lows, the ups and downs. Β  Both are in disagreement. It is one or the other, but the one and the other are related, connected.Β  They oppose each other. But since magnets produce fields as well as respond to them, so do my highsContinue reading “My life is strongly and intensely magnetic”

Bipolar and the senses

So last year, or maybe it was two years ago, I was sitting cross-legged on my bed, laptop propped up against a pillow, listening to Duel of the Fates from the Star Wars prequels on repeat. I remember it rather vividly. I’d had a huge mental breakdown the night before, where my then best friendContinue reading “Bipolar and the senses”

Rational & Reassuring Thoughts, I Guess?

Guilt is a useless emotion. It has no purpose. Grow from experiences, learn from mistakes, but chances are guilt is not needed in the majority of situations. It just isn’t. Worry is what’s on the other end of the spectrum. It has nothing to do with what’s actually happening right now in reality. Worrying onlyContinue reading “Rational & Reassuring Thoughts, I Guess?”