Manic musings

I'd like to preface this post by explaining that in the midst of a manic (or high) state, there is a marked increase in a flight of ideas. All the thoughts that come into your head seem so significant and there is an impulsive need to either share or document these ideas. Reflecting upon them … Continue reading Manic musings

πŸ”ƒ Reblog: Too… Sensitive.

Sensitivity is a gift. You’re not “too” sensitive. You are just enough sensitive.

Meditative Owl

Image by Bibarys Ibatolla @ Unsplash

Something that I feel has come up a lot over the last week or so, is this notion of being β€˜too’ something. It was something that was mentioned in my writing on Tuesday and, unsurprisingly, something we discussed in therapy on Wednesday. Last weekend I found myself mentally compiling a list of everything I felt I was too…

  • Too sensitive
  • Too emotional
  • Too caring
  • Too tired
  • Too disorganised
  • Too big
  • Too quiet
  • Too open minded

I also felt that I do things too much, things like…

  • Thinking
  • Procrastinating
  • Spending time mindlessly scrolling through Twitter or Instagram…

When you look at them in a list, when your logical brain
kicks in, it all seems rather ridiculous. How can any of us be too anything? We are who we are – I am a
sensitive, caring, disorganised and open-minded person who spends a lot…

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What do you see in these strokes? πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈ

So, besides poetry, painting is my favorite artistic outlet. And, well, I decided I'd share some of my productions with you. I don't have very many paintings because I'm not always inspired, suicidally depressed, or restlessly manic. But boy do I feel in my element when I paint. You know, art has always meant so … Continue reading What do you see in these strokes? πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈ

πŸ”ƒ Reblog: Life with Mental Illness: Why Do We Accept Being Loved in Halves?

More good inspiration via Hannah.

H2H

One of my favorite writers, April Green, wrote a short poem that really spoke to me.

And the moon looked down at her and said: β€˜you are too full of everything that makes you whole to ever be loved in halves.’

I sent it to my friend, Sarah Snow,Β who is known for creating visually inspiring videos, each one with a resonating message. She was just as inspired, and we connected with April. Sarah, alongside artist Donna Adi, created a video with a profound message about what it’s like when the person you love doesn’t love you back.

The response to the video, with over 2 million views, clearly shows the number of people who can relate to this message, especially those of us living with a mental illness.

As confident as I may appear to many people, it is difficult to admit that I have always accepted…

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October Rust by Type O Negative πŸ₯€πŸ‚πŸƒ

(I wrote this when I was only 21) Released on August 20th, 1996, through Roadrunner Records, the self-produced October Rust by Type O Negative is without a doubt my favorite album of all-time. Although it has been reviewed hundreds of times over the past thirteen years, I felt an overwhelming desire to compose the most … Continue reading October Rust by Type O Negative πŸ₯€πŸ‚πŸƒ