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About rebquist

I am a mother of two in her forties who does entry level administrative work. Some days I have gout in my foot like an eighty year old man. Other days I'm up like a kite. I live each day bipolar and each moment as though I have to account in the mirror. I have no pro writing experience just an A+ in English 101. Which is only as far as I've gotten. My M.O. ?? Emotional Health Stigma Must DIE!!!

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Sometimes you just need the sounds and sights of the beach. Mindfulness here I come..

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To Disclose or Not Disclose

…that is THE question! Being Bipolar is never easy. What’s more it gets hardest when I have to decide to tell someone or not. When should you tell or should you at all. In the professional world they don’t seem … Continue reading

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Little Pieces Come Together

One of my dearest friends passed away a while ago. She took great care of me. I needed it. Pre-bipolar diagnosis things came to a head in my life and I pushed her away for good so as to spare … Continue reading

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Glass half fuller?

Like many people I feel like the odds are stacked against me.  My disability or lack of ability however it’s phrased has let my marriage topple, minimized the mothering I can do, makes school nearly impossible when matched with ADHD, … Continue reading

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Factoring Variable “Joe”

Just found out moments ago I lost a dear friend recently to cancer, a rare cancer. I learned at a young age not to be greedy with compliments. Withholding one just deprives the complimented from some much needed cheer-leading in … Continue reading

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Trigger Happy

So what is an emotional trigger anyway? A scene in a story I read? A passage in music I hear? A look on a face? Tone of voice? Come on I may as well be like Spongebob after he hurts … Continue reading

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What IS Stigma?? Regarding Mental Health:

Main Entry: stig·ma Pronunciation: \ˈstig-mə\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural stig·ma·ta  \stig-ˈmä-tə, ˈstig-mə-tə\ or stig·mas Etymology: Latin stigmat-, stigma mark, brand, from Greek, from stizein to tattoo — more at stick Date: circa 1593 1 a archaic : a scar … Continue reading

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