Grief. It’s Complicated.

I know people are yearning for positive content in an effort to escape our distressing reality, but for many, the path to “normal” post-COVID will be through grief. So while this may not be what anyone necessarily wants to read right now, this is what everyone needs to read. *This will not be my mostContinue reading “Grief. It’s Complicated.”

Day 1 Of My New Job | Let’s Contribute A Verse

“You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are going to find it at all.”Dead Poets Society Today is my first day of work! As in the first day I am pursuing a more unconventional career in favor of my passions and writing. AmContinue reading “Day 1 Of My New Job | Let’s Contribute A Verse”

Cortisol 101 | Drink This to Lower Stress & Anxiety (Made Easy)

There is no magic pill or potion to make stress and anxiety disappear. But we got juice. And that’s a start. It goes without saying, these are stressful times. Between home life, work life, work at home life, love life, family life, friend life, mask life, new normal life, and all the other factors comprisingContinue reading “Cortisol 101 | Drink This to Lower Stress & Anxiety (Made Easy)”

Why I Quit My Job | The Promotion I Found On The Road Less Traveled

“Be an unstoppable force of ambition, determination, and inspiration.” Today, as I draft my notice of resignation from my current employer, I’m sad. I feel uneasy, unsure, uncomfortable, all the “uns” while trying to muster up the courage to leave. To take on the unknown. My Head | Uncertain How do I put this that’sContinue reading “Why I Quit My Job | The Promotion I Found On The Road Less Traveled”

Mental Health In The Workplace | Let’s Try This Again – Why & How To Get Started

I imagine the topic of managing mental health in the workplace will be more relevant in the post-COVID era than ever before. While I hope none of this is new, I think it’s worth bringing up again as we enter the “new normal.” That Was Then It was early October, 2018. I had just gottenContinue reading “Mental Health In The Workplace | Let’s Try This Again – Why & How To Get Started”

Anxiety | The Elephant In The Room Is The One On My Chest

Anxiety is not universally experienced. This is how I understand and manage my anxiety as a bipolar person. Anxiety is a BIG topic. It’s unique to every person. For some, “reasonable” levels of anxiety are normal, and for others, anxiety is a debilitating mental health disorder. So I am going to describe anxiety from myContinue reading “Anxiety | The Elephant In The Room Is The One On My Chest”

Open Letter | Why I Run

I am an injured runner. While training for a marathon and running better than ever in my 20+ year career, I experienced an upper leg injury. After nearly two weeks off and pretending the pain would go away on its own, I’m finally going to see a doctor tomorrow. I am nervous for what’s toContinue reading “Open Letter | Why I Run”

TRY My Balanced Work From Home Routine | 10 Lbs Down, 500 Miles Later, 1000x Happier

As the architect of my routine, I use structure to create balance. For many of us accustomed to a productive, reliable cubicle or cloistered office, Work From Home (WFH) has been really tough. For some it’s the distractions, for others it’s the lack of socialization, then there are those folks who can’t establish boundaries andContinue reading “TRY My Balanced Work From Home Routine | 10 Lbs Down, 500 Miles Later, 1000x Happier”

Miracle Monday | TMS Treatment 9

Because sometimes it takes a miracle to get through Monday. I believe in miracles and I believe miracles have the profound capacity to touch people universally. On “Miracle Mondays” I want to share real-life inspiring stories: scientific and faith-based, as big as life-changing events/people, and as small or practical as getting a job/positive reinforcement. MiraclesContinue reading “Miracle Monday | TMS Treatment 9”

The Albatross In The Rabbit Hole

I am sharing this post, originally published in 2015 as part of “The Bipolar Bastille,” to provide context. A reminder I’m here today. Which means the darkest days will end and the sun will rise again. We will get through this, and if you relate to this post, if you’re down that rabbit hold, reachContinue reading “The Albatross In The Rabbit Hole”