I’m Coming Home

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“I’m Coming Home”

I cringed when I contemplated the time that elapsed between then and now. How long had I been gone? My hand cramped and froze while the cursor hovered over the hyperlink. I could easily determine that duration. But, what would that calculation amount to beyond the number?

In truth, I’ve written and rewritten this post infinitely in time and space. Whether it was one of dozens of drafts that exist tangibly in my documents folder, as a blurb in a journal entry, or on a note in a pile of obscure one liners. Or it was a flitter behind my eyelids as I fell asleep. Continue reading

Blog for Mental Health 2013 Badges

Lulu newIn the blog project Blog for Mental Health 2012, a summons went out to all mental health bloggers.   In this summons, Blog for Mental Health 2012 asked mental health bloggers from all reaches of the world with any diagnosis (es) to take a pledge.  This pledge was the following:

I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2012 Project. Continue reading

Remember in Recovery

Lulu newLately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own personal journey through recovery.  I can’t say it’s been a smooth ride, but there has always been some sort of progression.  Whether it was achieving a goal, or rebounding from a relapse, I have always taken a lesson from each pit stop, pot hole, and detour I’ve encountered along the way.

That doesn’t mean that it was easy.  Management of disorder(s) is often a confusing and sometimes a painful process. Continue reading

Disorder and the Internet : The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Lulu newInternet.

It’s a word that has become synonymous with “life”.  How many hours a day can we say that we are “online”?  For some, like smartphone users, we are never truly offline.  The internet has become a deeply embedded part of our lives.  With all of the information available, social networks active and potential people to meet oceans and countries away, the entire world is at our fingertips.  How could this ever be considered a bad thing? Continue reading

You Know You’re Manic When

Lulu newAll of a sudden, a cape unfurls from your back and you jump on and off the sofa chanting, “Wonder Twins unite! Wonder Twins unite!”

You go to your mailbox and your nomination for “Greatest Person Alive” has finally come. It would be “Greatest Person Who Ever Lived in the History of History” except they didn’t get your audition for Idol. Continue reading

Disorder and Love: What We Do and Don’t Know

Lulu new“Just because somebody doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with everything they got” –Author Unknown

Mental health disorders have a way of putting blinders on a person.  I have to say, there are a lot of things in this world that I miss.  Whether it’s because I’m wrapped up in my own head, or I have one of the different shades of the multiple pairs of glasses I don on, I know that my own perceptions are often distorted.  In short, I miss things.  Sometimes, I miss very important things. Continue reading

Sensory Integration Dysfunction and Mental Disorder

Lulu newSensory Integration Dysfunction and Mental Disorder.

Most of my research in the past has been centered around affective disorders, theories surrounding the causation of dysfunction, and the cognition / behaviors that sustain it. I am broadening my horizons to include many mental health disorders and developmental disorder, particularly autism.

I have had a theory for awhile that hinged almost completely on curious connections I’ve made between bipolar disorder and autism spectrum disorder. Continue reading

I Come Bearing Gifts!

I Come Bearing Gifts!

Lulu newI know it’s been quite awhile since I’ve made an appearance here.  Please accept my profound apologies.

And, this little gift that I made for everyone: Continue reading