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)”

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”

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”