I Want the World to Stop

There are times, like now, when I want the world to stop. There’s so much chaos going on that life seems to be spiraling out of control. I feel like I’m in the eye of the hurricane hanging onto a lifeboat. Do you feel this way too? Stuart Murdoch of the Scottish pop band, BelleContinue reading “I Want the World to Stop”

This Must Be the Place (Home)

I’m in the midst of what has often been described as one of the most stressful things many people go through. I’m moving. Now, this isn’t just any ordinary move. I’ve lived in my house for the last 42 of 46 years. For what it’s worth, this is truly the only home I’ve ever known.Continue reading “This Must Be the Place (Home)”

Mental Health Verses Podcast December 6, 2021

In this episode of the Mental Health Verses Podcast I had the opportunity to speak with Credentialed Addiction Counselor, Bill Bly. Bill talks about his 36-plus year career in the behavioral health field as well as the the traumatic event that happened in May of 2020 that changed the course of his life forever. TheContinue reading “Mental Health Verses Podcast December 6, 2021”

Into the Void

Do you know anyone who lives with Bipolar Disorder? Have you ever wondered what it’s like? Well, let me just say that it can be hell. When the phases of mania and depression converge, it can feel like your life is spinning out of control and then “BAM!” comes the crushing descent into the void.Continue reading “Into the Void”

Mental Health Verses Podcast November 29, 2021

In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined by Mike Billoni, writer, baseball aficionado and former Buffalo Bisons General Manager, and mental health advocate. Mike shares his story of his near-death experience after being hit on his bike by a drunk driver which led to the development of his own mental health challenge. TheContinue reading “Mental Health Verses Podcast November 29, 2021”

December Will Be Magic Again

Here we are. It’s December 1, 2021. COVID-19. Economic uncertainty. Tragic school shootings. Civil unrest. And our mental health is taking a toll. Personally, I’m feeling the adverse effects of COVID fatigue, which includes shifts in my mood, lack of attention to self-care. And did I mention that any application of mindfulness to my nutritionContinue reading “December Will Be Magic Again”

This is the Day

It was the summer of 1983. I was experiencing a major depressive episode, which preceded my eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder type 1 with psychotic features and co-occurring cannabis dependence. In a nutshell, I was a mess.  It was relentlessly hot but I could hardly find it possible to get outside, not to mention evenContinue reading “This is the Day”