Our Walk Home

I wrote this poem walking home from work one night after hearing about the differences in measures that men and women use to keep themselves safe at night.  200. 200 metres until I reach the place I call my own,Home.Guardian gum stands tall out front, my mark for exhalation. But before I reassure I count. 3. 2. 1. Be … Continue reading Our Walk Home

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The Here and Now

Being present.  Being present can be hard. It's a skill that takes time to learn and requires constant vigilance to maintain. However, it is one that is quite essential to extract the most out of life. Bringing yourself to the present is grounding. It sends you into the here and now, and allows you to … Continue reading The Here and Now

The Balance Point

Balance is difficult to achieve but a necessity for the everyday. It surfaces in relationships, mental health, diet, exercise and much more. Without it, we either become overwhelmed and tired or frustrated and bored. Connectivity is a key part of balance: - body and soul -soul and mind Not just to yourself but also, the … Continue reading The Balance Point

Remember: Check Yourself

Remember: Check Yourself

Reflection is an imperative facet of managing mental health. I once was offered the advice to take a self-inventory. Reflect on your past actions, both the good and the bad, admit when you have done wrong immediately and frankly then, learn and move forward. The following is my evening's reflection. 

Managing Mental Health

Managing Mental Illness
With a specific focus on bipolar disorder.

After living with bipolar on medication since I was diagnosed, I came off my medication and have been self managing for two months. Now at the two month mark with no real research done before it (only the laid foundation for successful mental health from a previous psychologist), I have now begun to conduct research and believe I should be reviewing my findings.

Let Us Revisit: Unapologetically Molly

Let Us Revisit:
I am unapologetically myself. For me, this means I accept who I am with my faults and strengths and reflect on myself to reach the person I want to be. In the past, I have relied on many things to shape myself. These have included friends, family, boyfriends, mental illness and medicating. At present, I now rely on the instincts within me to shape who I am today. While this is based off of the teachings throughout my eighteen years, it is now predominantly self reflection that guides me.