That which does not kill us makes us stronger. ~ Kanye West (…or Friedrich Nietzsche)
They say that marriage is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. I agree. The first flush of love taking over you, the butterflies fluttering around in your tummy, and the experience of everything being rosy makes life blissful. Even as my honeymoon period had taken off, and was soaring at 35,000 feet above sea level, I conceived. The fact that my body had performed the miracle of seeding a tiny little human was enough to push my happiness level to 70,000 feet.
But, little did I know that it was all about to come crashing down.
I started medication at the age of six for anxiety, depression and OCD, and I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 17. After searching for answers, following many bouts of depression and hopelessness, I decided to escape the emotional jail built for me. About eighteen months ago, I did a complete 18. Below are a few things from my “toolbox” that have helped me live a life I never thought possible. I spent all those years looking for someone or something to save me, all I needed was to look within myself.
Last week I came across a blog on The Mighty titled “When It’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and it immediately resonated with me.
Those who are living or have lived with depression are familiar with the extreme fatigue and lack of motivation that often accompanies the disorder.
Today, performer Selena Gomez announced she will be cancelling the remainder of her world tour, taking time off to deal with depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She described the issues she was tackling as stemming from her lupus.
We at mindyourmind didn’t miss a beat when it came to jumping on the Pokemon Go train. Not a day goes by at the mindyourmind headquarters where you don’t hear the sounds of celebration from catching yet another Drowzy.
We at mindyourmind didn’t miss a beat when it came to jumping on the Pokemon Go train.
Difficulty knows no stranger. You’re up to bat and life is throwing pitches you never saw in practice. That’s what it feels like having a mental disorder. All the techniques and advice given to you by your coach doesn’t work behind the plate because you’re playing a completely different game than the rest of the world.