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Melanie L.

Mental health advocate. Blogger. Writer. Creative being. Sensitive soul.

(Also wife, law clerk, social media writer/marketer and book worm).

I’m calling y’all out

Okay, this will be a bit of a rant-y post. Maybe it’s the mood I am in (thank you hypomania for keeping me so honest). I want to talk about the way we portray ourselves on social media. I mean, how often do you post a picture without editing it […]

What’s Your MO?

First, let’s start with what an MO is. MO is short for modus operandi. A phrase you may have heard thousands of times before if you watch any legal or crime series. Something I hadn’t given much consideration to before. Here’s what it means: Personally, I think the “unvarying or […]

Am I Bipolar or Do I have Bipolar?

Good question right? If I say I have bipolar disorder, I am telling you I have that diagnosis and mental illness. I don’t think twice when I tell people “I’m an anxious person” or “I have anxiety disorders” (yes plural…lucky me). But I don’t tell people “I’m a bipolar person”, […]

It’s not a competition

Advance apology in case you are expecting a positive post- this isn’t one. It’s just something that came to mind, and I felt better after writing it. How many times do you tell someone you feel stressed out or anxious and they say “Me too!”, but they really have no […]

Thoughts Gone Wild

Someone…please…find a way to ban me from googling medical conditions and from going down the “Dr. Google” rabbit hole. It’s full of despair and it torments me. The internet has a way of picking up on your fears and phobias. I don’t know how these search engines are doing it […]

I’m jealous

I am not a jealous person. Really. Except when it comes to one thing. I am jealous of those who don’t have anxiety. And I know you’re thinking “Well,¬†everyone has something”. Well, most people have a normal range of emotions (excuse my use of the word normal here). A range […]

Do you feel like crying?

My husband asked me how my psychiatrist’s appointment was. I didn’t feel like talking about it. I felt it was easier to write it out instead. This is the result. I was hesitant to post this as a blog as it is so sensitive and personal but this is who […]

Don’t Minimize My Feelings

Find out who you are and do it on purpose- Dolly Parton I started writing this blog post about 5 weeks ago, after a conversation I had with someone who made me feel like my feelings were being minimized. I know it wasn’t that person’s intention and I am not […]

I am Conserving My Energy

I don’t think any one enjoys getting older after a certain age. You realize that “adulting” is hard and it really sucks at times, for lack of a more eloquent way of putting it. I recently turned 35. It feels so strange to say (write) that. I don’t know where […]