I write what I know, usually in the form of poetry. I tend to lean towards mental health, epilepsy, and loss/grieving.
Taylor had a great friend, Mary Jane. For quite a while, probably about a month or so, Taylor kept this secret from Mary Jane. She already had the thought, "If I tell her the truth, how will she react? Will she be mad? Will she hate me?" So, she continued to not say anything about it. The secret eventually started to eat her alive. Taylor was unintentionally hinting the secret to Mary Jane. She wanted to be honest but was terrified of any potential consequences.
What it's Like to Live with Bipolar Disorder
I am definitely over simplifying this but that because it is meant to share my story, not really educate on the disorder as a whole. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by very high highs and very low lows. There are two main types, bipolar type one and bipolar type two. What you have is characterized by how long it lasts and your symptoms.
Responding to Perceived Threats
The image above will make sense if you read the article, even the beginning. * * * Most people have heard of the "fight or flight" response which is cause by the sympathetic nervous system. This is the opposite of the "rest and digest" response caused by the parasympathetic nervous system. What many people don't seem to be aware of is that "fight or flight" has been turned into "fight, flight, freeze, or fawn." I'm going to go slightly in depth about each of these with any resources linked at the bottom.
I had my brother record the video up top because I felt it coming on and wanted to show my neurologist. I uploaded it to YouTube as a way to spread awareness of PNEA, as even healthcare professionals don't know a lot about them. My sister is the one who was helping me, at only nine years old. I'm lucky to have a helpful family, not everyone has that.
Ten Questions with René Peters
I finally decided to give the Ten Questions self-interview a chance. What type of writer do you feel you are? I feel like a writer who has a lot of room for improvement. I'm a writer that is terrible at their one real hobby. My main form of writing is poetry since it is easiest to vent about emotions through poems. I'm trying hard to get better at coming up with ideas for fictional stories since I only have two of those.