Hello, dear reader. I’m Amanda Jewel Warren. I am a writer, wife, mother, furbaby mama, and mental health advocate.
I was diagnosed with type 2 bipolar disorder in 2003 at 26 years old. I have been living with the occasional highs of hypomania and the relentless lows of depression for as long as I can remember.
Therapy, medication, meditation, prayer, writing, and exercise are how I keep my head above water. But “The Beast” and “The Darkness” are always just below the surface, waiting for an opening to strike.
My blog is intended to give readers an inside perspective of what it’s like to live with a mental illness, overcome drug addiction, and heal from abusive relationships. All of these things have contributed to my own mental health.
This is the true story of my life. Thank you for reading.