Defeated?

Defeated? What do you do when you feel defeated? I don’t mean losing a game or a bout with someone. I mean when life seems to kick you around when you’re at a low point and leaves you at the curb. This might sound abnormal, but is this feeling “normal” for someone living with a mental illness? Living with Bipolar …

Living Life On Life’s Terms

Living With Fear  What do you do when you’re living with fear? It’s time to evaluate your life. What are you afraid of? I’m afraid of living life on life’s terms. That statement haunts me. I need control over my life. I know that control is an illusion but I still look for it today even after 20 years of …

Working With a Healthy Routine

My name is Jason Insalaco. I have been living mentally well for over 13 years. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 1 and addictions to drugs and alcohol in 1995. From 1995-2002 was a real struggle for me to keep a job for the long-term. In those seven years I’ve had every job imaginable and have lost every one of …

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder When symptoms appear, are you aware of them? What are some of the signs? I sit here today knowing that when I go to a prolonged length of time, being tired and not getting a good night’s sleep, I get agitated. This agitation leads to other symptoms of my bipolar disorder, such as, zero tolerance. I …

Pieces

Pieces Looking inside I see the puzzle, Piece by piece. I see how it fits. Understanding the connections, Seeing the meaning. If the pieces get scattered it can feel defeating. When and if this happens, It’s time to sort it out. Taking it piece by piece, And eliminating the doubt. Pieces

Flow

Flow Life is constant, It’s always moving forward. Like the current, Were constantly moving toward our goal. But what’s our goal? Is it to keep our heads above water? Is it to avoid obstacles? Or do you go with the flow? To go with the flow, Is to live life on life’s  terms. To understand that there will be obstacles, …

A Feeling?

-Spirit- Is it in us? Or around us? Yes. Do we feel it? Or sense it? Yes. We are filled and surrounded by the Spirit. We are conduits for God. We bring teachings from him to life by living His teachings. We are filled by the Spirit. It is in us. It is around us. We do feel it. We …