Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Outside My Comfort Zone

When we venture outside of our comfort zones things can get a little wonky.  We end up existing in uncharted waters, in a field that is foreign to us, on a land that feels weird beneath our toes.  And you know sometimes being out of our comfort zone hurts.  It hurts physically, as you experience… Continue reading Outside My Comfort Zone

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Signs of Depression

You know depression is settling in when: You feel the weight of the air on your body. That lukewarm tired feeling, like having a low-grade fever. Feeling bad enough to not feel like yourself but not bad enough to call in sick from work. Experiencing the feeling of sadness but being unable to cry. Looking… Continue reading Signs of Depression

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Support Networks: My Saving Grace

It is the beginning of a new week and I am determined that this will be a good week.  After several weeks of dealing with the ups and downs that are the definition of bipolar disorder, I am ready to be in a stable place.  And to be honest, I am not quite there yet. … Continue reading Support Networks: My Saving Grace

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Blank Pages

I sit and stare at a blank page. Thoughts dash through my head, darting left and right, up and down. With all that’s going through my head one would think that I would be more than capable of transposing the combination of letters into sentences down on paper. But alas, the page is blank. I… Continue reading Blank Pages

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

When Depression Hits

It’s been sneaking up, slow and steady like a mouse strategically hunting for a piece of cheese.  Or a predator going after a fast-moving prey.  But before I knew it, I was overcome by the gloom.  Although fighting it hard, at this point, I have little to no fight left in me.  The weight and… Continue reading When Depression Hits

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Swimming in the Shallow End

At times we can get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we are literally flying by the seat of our pants.  Minutes blend into hours, that turn into days, weeks and months.  Before we know it, a season has passed and shortly after that another year has flown by.  I… Continue reading Swimming in the Shallow End

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Maintaining a positive mindset

Although an original piece I wrote, this blog was first published on The Bipolar Writer Blog (https://wordpress.com/post/jamesedgarskye.com) a week or so ago... As I feel very strongly about how a positive mindset can transform a person's life, I wanted to post it on my personal blog as well. I try and live my life in… Continue reading Maintaining a positive mindset