When I first told my psychiatrist about my plans to travel to Taiwan to perform in a new music theatre production, I thought she might be a little concerned but otherwise supportive. To my surprise, she instead advised that I scrap the idea, and not go at all! She then told me about another patient […]
There are many wonderful books and articles out there on the power of minimalism and its effect on your mental health and well-being. Joshua Becker at Becoming Minimalist describes it as “the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it.”
From my initial bipolar diagnosis to reaching a “new normal” two and a half years later, I have questioned and analyzed every single emotional state and thought process, as well as every experience and memory I have had throughout my entire life. Since I have type I bipolar I am more prone to manic episodes […]
Tomorrow I stuff my suitcase, cello, and myself into a six person carpool and drive for nine hours to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to perform with ELO tribute band Strange Magic. Before my diagnosis in 2013, I could travel like a rock star. For example, I spent two years taking a weekly red-eye bus to […]
This morning I had forgotten to make eating my absolute first and foremost priority, and boy was I feeling it. Behold! The topic for my very first blog post.