It’s Hard to Stay Happy

I’m doing good. I’m doing fantastic, actually. I would be willing to say I have been feeling the best I have ever felt these last few weeks. I finally got a new medicine regimen that seems to be working wonders for me. I’m writing more passionately, I’ve just launched a new podcast and taken onContinue reading “It’s Hard to Stay Happy”

Writing Mental Illness

I often hear about writers struggling to write characters with mental illness, because they want to accurately portray mental illness without it being offensive. I believe that there should be more mental illness in literature and the arts because it helps to raise awareness. So, I have put together the following list as a beginner’sContinue reading “Writing Mental Illness”

Stunt Driver

Being bipolar is kind of like being a stunt driver. It’s a daring ride. Both dangerous and exhilarating, you can’t help but to want more. So how exactly is being bipolar like being a stunt driver? Well, I’m glad you asked. When mania hits, it’s like a stunt driver hitting the ramp to jump overContinue reading “Stunt Driver”

It’s Been a While

So my last post detailed how I had gone on a spiral these last few weeks. I was having panic attacks two or three times a day. Panic attacks where I would stiffen and couldn’t breathe. I gasped for air and clenched my fist tight, digging my nails into my palms. Things were getting badContinue reading “It’s Been a While”

Author Interview: Neha Gopal

I first discovered Neha Gopal through her book 10. The book moved me in so many ways and I fell in love with it. See my review here. When I looked more into the author, I learned that Ms. Neha Gopal wrote the story as a high school student. Her work was so deep andContinue reading “Author Interview: Neha Gopal”

It’s Okay to be ‘Soft’

I hear it a lot. “You’re so soft.” And maybe they’re right, maybe I am ‘soft’. But I’m okay with that because I’m human. I have emotions. Hell, we all have emotions. Do I choose to be open about mine? Yeah, I do. I learned a long time ago that holding in your emotions toContinue reading “It’s Okay to be ‘Soft’”

Author Interview: Kyle Bernier

I first came across Kyle’s book Lazy Creativity: The Art of Owning Your Creativity earlier this year when I received a free copy from Pubby. Going into this book, I was skeptical. I was used to reading self-help books that preached at you to do things a certain way. But Kyle brought a new styleContinue reading “Author Interview: Kyle Bernier”

Why I’m Open About my Mental Illness

I can’t tell you how many times I have received a private message on social media from someone saying “I wish I had the confidence to openly talk about my mental illness like you do.” And while it makes me smile because I feel like I’m making a difference, it also makes me frown becauseContinue reading “Why I’m Open About my Mental Illness”

Author Interview: S.L. Hollister

Sherri and I first met through a ‘Shameless Self Promo’ group on Twitter. From there we struck up a friendship, both of us being North Carolina authors and having connections close to my hometown. She is an amazing person who has hosted me on her blog several times. I am honored to have her onContinue reading “Author Interview: S.L. Hollister”

Book Review: Chrome Pink (The Leeward Files Volume 1)

Book Summary She has hope tattooed on her leg but carries the scars of self-destruction deep inside her soul. Rae Lynne Grimes is a survivor. A fighter. Set in the small fictional town of Leeward, North Carolina on the inner banks of the Atlantic Ocean, this suspense thriller brings rape survivor Rae Lynne Grimes faceContinue reading “Book Review: Chrome Pink (The Leeward Files Volume 1)”