Tag: mania

  • Gratitude: St. Teresa of Avila

    Gratitude: St. Teresa of Avila

    I am reading a book called Holy Daring about St. Teresa of Avila. Let’s just say that it is not pious scribble. No! It is invigorating, about the rich and joyful and marvelous life of St. Teresa of Avila, the bridal mystic from the 16th century. As I read, I am filled with joy. As…

  • Coming out of Fog

    Coming out of Fog

    It’s not coming out of the fog. It’s coming out of fog. There are too many types of mental illness fog for me so I can’t just write that I’m coming out of the fog. Schizoaffective encompasses anxiety, depression, psychosis, mood, and also physical ailments related to the heart. What was my ailment the past…

  • How I (Usually) Avoid Bipolar Spending

    How I (Usually) Avoid Bipolar Spending

    Let’s just say I have bought a lot of books and donated a lot of money. This would be the affective aspect of schizoaffective disorder. The mood part. The #bipolar part. It’s no secret that people with bipolar disorder, when mania hits, will spend tons of money without thinking twice about it. We also genuinely…