Bipolar Disorder: Mental Illness or Creative Superpower?
Since resceiving my diagnosis in 2004, It has always been fascinating to me that many eastern cultures view mental illness differently than medical professionals in the western hemisphere. Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia aren’t viewed so much as psychotic breaks as they are spiritual awakenings. In Shamanism, those who struggle with these mental illnesses aren’t considered…
My Journey From Bipolar Disorder to Bipolar INorder
I started this blog to help others who struggle with mental illness to have a friend in the fight and ample resources to cope, manage, and heal. With the right resources, it’s possible to go from disorder to INorder.
QOTD #4: When Genius and Madness Touch
For today’s quote of the day, we draw some stoic inspiration from Aristotle. Outside the purview of the wide body of stoic philosophy Aristotle helped inspire, is this more “artistic” and abstract gem attributed to him. “There is no great genius without a touch of madness.” -Aristotle In one of his most impressionable quotes, Aristotle…
I Think, Therefore I Write. You Read, Therefore I Think.
I’m a bi-polar creative in storybook fashion; with far too many ideas for one head. When I’m manic, you may encounter a creative genius who helps you stretch the horizons of what’s possible by expanding the boundaries of what’s known. When I’m depressed, you may encounter a broken man helplessly bleeding on this keyboard just…