Manic Panic

22 Feb 19
The Freedom Of

— mother will you kill me the way you killed all the other men in your life? i’m tired of playing dead, i wanna go ahead and try the real thing. mother forgive me, i’m being dra-manic, the dreams i’ve been having, i’m sleeping in panic, and waking’s no picnic, reality’s twisted, a motherly whisper […]

22 Feb 19
the littlest lioness

I am The Worst at self care as I understand that concept. I’ve known this for years. I had to quit watching a favorite TV show a couple years ago because I read an analysis post someone did about a particular character’s tendency to deal with their problems by ignoring their own physical (and, to […]

22 Feb 19
hollowyollow

I ruined the relationship with my girlfriend. She wasn’t aware of my indiscretions, but I decided in my heightened mood that she wasn’t the one for me. I wanted to be single. I moved out of the flat we rented in Leeds and looked forward to a trip to the US with friends across the Southern States. The mania was becoming unmanageable. Having a gun pulled on me whilst stumbling into the wrong RV at 4am in a campsite in Houston Texas, dressed as a Tour de France cyclist did sober me up. Sadly, not for long enough. I returned to the UK and continued to self-destruct.

22 Feb 19
VitaTrain4Life

I’m not sure I want to post this but here goes nothing.  During an online writing course, I shared what I claimed was a fictional story that included a character named “Anna” who had a ferocious fear of flying. I received some really great feedback, specifically on her and the scene on the plane. Most […]

21 Feb 19
Getting On

Now, I know what you’re thinking: ‘Odd title…’, and you’re right. It’s one of those make-do-and-mend things. One of those occasions when the best you have got is far from ideal, but it is still the best you have got. If I’m completely honest, I should really have called this post How to Make Your […]

21 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

When Mandy Moore climbed Kilimanjaro last year with the then fiancée Taylor Goldsmith At her side it was more than an achievement of physical stamina. Even the singer and actress had literally reached the mountain after a fairly steep ascent, without guaranteeing that happiness would end up waiting for them. But though the journey was […]

21 Feb 19
The Michigan Wonder Woman

One of the biggest challenges for those who live with mental illness is sleep. This may come as a surprise to some because from the outside it looks like people with mental illness sleep all the time. Some people think my daughter sleeps too much. This is a logical conclusion because when they try to […]

21 Feb 19
THE INTOWN REPORT

INTOWN REPORT for 2/21/19 – 2/27/19 THURSDAY, 2/21 Alex’s – Drywallero, + Calisamba Amoeba – Gary Clark Jr. Bootleg – Jesse Woods, Kacey Johansing, + Bill Baird Cafe Nela – Sonic Utopia, The Tommy Chiffon Three, + Kat Lively Cinema Bar – Cooper Walker Echo – Frankie, Sazzie, + Cappa Echoplex – Blueface El Rey […]

21 Feb 19
The Coeur

This is Dr Amolat, forensic pathologist and MayJen, public health scientist, in public health we call each other on a first name basis, even up to the CDC. In 2010, a DC thinktank concluded a survey on 3000 plus individuals, 1600 couples on these questions. Do kids make for a  happy marriage? Do marriage make […]

21 Feb 19
Stolen Sex Tapes Zine

A friend recently wrote on his Twitter account that he can’t remember the last time he felt genuine joy or excitement. That he uses the words, but doesn’t experience them. This was not shocking – he is my friend, after all, and I can spot anguish from a mile away – but it was a […]

20 Feb 19
Bipolar Power Woman

How The Blessing of Depression Jumpstarted My Career *Trigger Warning: This post discusses depression and suicide. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, if you need help.* Welcome to Part 2. I wanted to outline my professional trajectory in a behind-the-scenes narrative that shows my mental health struggles and how I overcame them. […]

20 Feb 19
Finding Joy: Sharing My Story

“Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.” Unknown Today at the gym, an older lady who was passing by me on the track made a hurtful comment.  She saw my two girls running on the track with me and told me in a stern tone, “They shouldn’t be here!!”  If I had been […]

20 Feb 19
Kerrijayne

Hey my lovelies, The loss of a parent is life-changing in so many ways. The loss through suicide is simply devastating. Suicide. It’s a word that feels like a mouthful of tacks in my mouth that I am unable to spit out. I struggle with the sharpness as I search for a way to own the words I need to […]

20 Feb 19
It’s Not Poetry

Work has been a little manic lately, the usual last minute project to jump on and throw you off kilter. Whilst I feel like an excited teenager, tugging at his first bra, when these projects drop in, I also realise that I don’t have the energy levels of that boy anymore. I’m tired. But, a […]

20 Feb 19
veganbunnies

As some of you know my husband has Vaso Motor Rhinitis which to me basically means that he is allergic to everything that smells great to most of the rest of the world. Just a small list of things he is allergic to in no particular order….aloe vera, lavender, hickory, chocolate etc. So this is […]

20 Feb 19

Once upon a time, I was a hugely massive My Chemical Romance fan. I owned all the albums, had a bunch of t-shirts, marched in the MCRmy (made Lieutenant, too!), and annoyed the absolute bejeezus out of my parents by talking constantly about how much I loved and was going to marry Gerard Way. The […]