Weakness, Strength?

Weakness In life do you feel like you have a weakness? Maybe that weakness is a gift? I believe if you live in fear it’s because of a weakness. Maybe because it’s something you hide or something you don’t want to show? But what if your weakness was something you were born with? I know I was born with bipolar …

River

I cried a river in my dreams. I awoke in a puddle of illusion. I see clearly when my mind is focussed on eternity, When I turn and get distracted, I fall deep into my dreams. The river flows from my insecurities. I drift down lackadaisically in a high when I’m focussed. The river gets rough when my focus is …

Letting Go of the Fear

Fear is inevitable, fear could be the enemy. It could consume your life if you let it. I was afraid for too many years of my life living with my mental illness. Even to this day, when I meet someone new, it takes a minute to get the courage to say I have a mental illness. I guess there will …

Medication Compliance

What does medication compliance have to do with mental health? In my situation it’s crucial in my stability of life, living with bipolar disorder. I’ve been living with bipolar disorder for over 20 years. I wasn’t always compliant with a medication regiment. Why? There’s a couple of reasons for this. In 1995 when I was diagnosed and was released from …

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 …

Freedom is Love

In the center is peace, It pumps life. Life can pull you in many directions. Follow the pull inward. Get in touch with your inner self. Feel the pain of sorrow, Feel the joy of happiness , Follow the peace. It starts from the center, Moving outward towards freedom. Freedom is love.

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 …

Thankful

Thankful- Life moves fast. Time to slow it down. To reflect on my journey and see where I’ve been. I’ve been to hell and back, in purgatory I had a home. Never really free, Never the true me. Didn’t really think that the suffering would end. That my soul and body would fuse back together and mend. Over time my …

Positivity

Positivity- Will make your journey happen. I try to be around and listen to positive people, but sometimes that can be difficult. In my life I try to be creative in ways to share a positive story of recovery. Positive and negative things happen every day in life. It’s how we react to them and show the world how we …

Seasonal

Seasonal- Does my mood change for a reason? Maybe it’s the season? Is there any reason to fear? I think this happens the same time every year. Living with bipolar disorder I and addiction, my mood changes with the season, then I know the summer is over. I need to come to terms with this fact. Even though I want …