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 …

Truth

Truth- When looking for the light, Are you in darkness? When listening to the truth, Do you hear? When I’m going through adversity I’m always praying for an answer. I believe in order to hear the truth, We have to accept the light. The light can come to us through an understanding of acceptance. An acceptance that a change has …

Prayer

Prayer Pray- When change is needed. -Amen When the prayers are answered. -Amen Pray- When your own strength isn’t enough. -Amen Rely on God. -Amen Pray for clarity and open doors. To see where you are going. We all need clarity in our own journey. -Amen When your vision is clear and your prayers are answered. -Amen

Welcome

This is Jason Insalaco with Instinctive Bird. I would like to welcome you to my blog. I started Instinctive Bird November of 2011. In 1995 I was dually diagnosed with bipolar disorder 1 and addiction to alcohol and drugs. When I speak of recovery it is from the basis of my own diagnosis of mental illness and addictions. I am …