It's been 2.5 weeks since I regained my head. Meaning, 2.5 weeks 100% episode free. This has not been my experience for years and it's one I've been protecting, hence no blog posts. There are parts of my mind that worry if I enter into my mental health parts of life it could reignite all … Continue reading I have my head
I was at the Taiyaki stand, ready for my weekly custard fish, plus bonus fish! Hannah's gone for the weekend with her grandparents! It's always been the cheat weekend over the last two years of our super diet, lifestyle change, but the excitement is gone. It's not special, I will have no extra pleasure in … Continue reading The Cheat Days are Missing!
Not the thing I thought I'd say to my therapist. A few sessions ago he mentioned the term 'reparenting,' and gave some advice, to judge myself as I would do with Hannah. The curious creature I am, I looked it up. At its most basic, reparenting involves the therapist taking on the role of parent. … Continue reading You’re Not My Daddy, I’ve Got One Thanks
"Accepting a bipolar diagnosis fully is “almost like joining the priesthood,” says Sagar V. Parikh, MD, deputy psychiatrist-in-chief at the University Health Network in Toronto and professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. “The commitment to treatment is a major one that involves going to the doctor regularly and paying a lot of effort … Continue reading My Little Beastie
Monday I was exhausted, yesterday upgraded to tired & dysregulated, and today brings more of the same. Miles & I talked for hours yesterday, sorting through causes, actions, and the like. During that time I was also texting my therapist asking for a bonus session. It's was my first time asking for an extra appointment … Continue reading I’m Tired (Journal Post)
A couple days ago I did a post on the popular "If you want to be happy, lower your expectations," of recent months. I only thought of desires, lifestyles, and other experiences. Happiness is from what we accomplish & attain, obviously. Or not. Today I learned differently when in my weekly therapy session. Today I … Continue reading New Dimensions & Taiyaki
Investments My grandfather is an interesting character The son of Italian immigrants with pennies to their name, he came out determined to make a success of himself and accomplished that in his 30s. He worked with investors to build businesses, including an organized family. This was always a family business, including me when I was … Continue reading There’s Always That Person