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When Comparison Becomes Addiction – And How You Can Make It Go Away

Oftentimes when we speak of addiction, substance abuse comes to mind. Though it clearly does surround that practice, addiction is equally shown in different types of behaviors and thought patterns. Comparing ourselves to others has never been easier, owing to an abstract “perfection” buzz going on nowadays, in aspects ranging from money to self-fulfillment. But… Continue reading When Comparison Becomes Addiction – And How You Can Make It Go Away

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The Pursuit Of Dreams In Ephemeral Times

“Time is all about relativity”. I recall my high school teacher saying these exact words to the class as he debunked the meanings behind Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. Moments may whoosh by while there’s a fair share of things to be accomplished in a short amount of time. That wacky White Rabbit was pretty… Continue reading The Pursuit Of Dreams In Ephemeral Times

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Testing the Waters: What Do You Want to Write About?

Just as essential as writing consistently, delving into different styles is an important (and fun!) step in discovering oneself as a writer. Specially if you just got started, your current state may not be your final destination, and that’s a good thing. In fact, you may never reach the end. After all, your final work… Continue reading Testing the Waters: What Do You Want to Write About?

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The Lack Of Self-Love And Its Side Effects

This has been a crazy competitive year so far. With Election Day looming here in Brazil, it’s fair to state that the last few months have been nothing but absolute, divided chaos. Nevertheless, the potential rise of a mysoginistic candidate has awoken the righteousness out of people! I mean it. Never in my 20 years… Continue reading The Lack Of Self-Love And Its Side Effects

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Hopeless Dreamers: The World Needs You

Back in the day, I used to have a healthy obsession over personality tests. I would spend hours at 16personalities and just revel in reading all of the types, whether they were accurate or not for some people. This fascination further fueled my belief on how singular every person is. I love how the little… Continue reading Hopeless Dreamers: The World Needs You

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A Bipolar Writer Guest Blog Spot

The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Mental Health Blog

I have the honor today of sharing another guest blog post here on The Bipolar Writer blog. The bloggers name is Laila Resende and she is sharing a story here on my blog.

You can find her blog and her work here: thoughtinventory.home.blog/

HOW MY MOTHER’S DEPRESSION TAUGHT ME ABOUT ACCEPTANCE

Growing up, I wasn’t familiar with the concept of mental illness. I would always spot my mother crying “for no reason,” or see a fair bit of pills on the kitchen counter and brush those off as natural occurrences. After all, if it happened on a daily basis, it should be normal.

As a child, I remember being my mother’s shadow – that’s what she used to call me. Often, I would cry myself to sleep at the thought of losing her. She used to be my refuge, her legs a hiding spot from strangers.

I was an introspective…

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Drawbacks: Essential Teachers of Gratitude And Passion

Can you remember the last occurrence in your life that has changed your plans? By that I don’t mean an unexpected trip nor a promotion. I’m talking about a sudden diversion from your target, an unforeseen inconvenience that messes up your whole script. It’s something you’ll have to deal with one way or the other,… Continue reading Drawbacks: Essential Teachers of Gratitude And Passion