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Uncontrolled Anger & Stryper

You lie in the graveyard,

you’re rotting away.

— B***hole Surfers, “Graveyard”

Well, my friendship with Shiela is officially over. We totally ignore each other in the halls at work now.

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She Recovers: Yoga and Connection in Atlanta

This Saturday in Atlanta!

I’ve heard these events are amazing! If you live in the Atlanta area, spend a day with women recovering from substance use issues, codependency, loss, or other life challenges. 11 more words

You Have Bipolar Disorder, Again: A Journey to Acceptance

On more than one occasion, it has been suggested that I tell my story.  For too many reasons to list, I have yet to do so – until now.  2,801 more words


A new diagnosis, a new life

Welcome to my blog. I have only recently come out from under a very long, very difficult depression. My story is sadly not that unique, as it is standard to take several years for a patient to be correctly diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 946 more words


The Heavy Blanket of Depression

I’ve come to terms the past few years that my “situational depression”  (e.g. brought on by break-ups, life transitions) might really be long-term, high-functioning depression that is exacerbated by major stressors. 533 more words

Wisdom of the Rooms: April 23, 2018

Quote of the Week

“Anything an alcoholic lets go of has claw marks all over it.”

Before recovery, I tried to control everything. I would lie in bed at night planning my days and weeks, and I would make endless lists of activities I could follow that would lead to specific results. 238 more words


Daily Reflections: April 23, 2018

Daily Reflections


“It would be a product of false pride to claim that A.A. is a cure-all, even for alcoholism.” 145 more words