I Would Run

I feel what you feel, and I know what you know, and in another time or another place, on every other plane of existence, I would run anywhere with you.

Unbalanced

Unbalanced

I have God in my words and the devil in my ear, and a sister, who keeps telling me to find my magic. © Nicole Lyons 2017 

My Manic Mind: The Ride of a Lifetime

I am thrilled to be on Feminine Collective with one of my favourite pieces. If you've ever wondered what a manic mind feels like, take a peek but buckle up, it gets pretty bumpy inside my head. I have bipolar disorder and sometimes, well sometimes, I think I’m blessed because of it. Now I’m not [...]

In All That I Am – Nicole Lyons

In All That I Am – Nicole Lyons

In All That I Am If I could draw a blade across my wrist to show you that my veins clog with the sludge of ugliness, you would never again ask me, “Why are you so tired?” If I could crack open my skull to free my mind, you would see that it is not [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Charlene Trolinder

I know Charlene as "Lorna Evol", a poet and artist whose talents can stir every emotion imaginable by her ability to put such raw sentiments into her writing. When she writes she lays her soul on that paper, and it is passionate, evocative, controversial, and true. Her words are always full of truth. As a child Charlene [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Jacqueline Cioffa

One of the many things that I admire about Jacqueline is that she embodies real compassion and humanitarianism. As a Stigma Fighter and advocate, Jackie shares her own personal stories, spreads awareness, and shines light where ignorance would prefer it remain dark. Jackie has experienced so many different and fascinating adventures in her life, some haven't been [...]

Mental Health Warrior: J.C. Hannigan

In addition to the literal meaning, now mostly historical, the term has acquired a figurative sense referring to "a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness..." --'Warrior' According to Wikipedia J.C. Hannigan is indeed a Warrior in every sense of the word. She is also an accomplished author, an award winning [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Allie Burke

I thought that this introduction was something that I would be able to bang out in mere minutes, not because Allie doesn’t deserve a well thought out and articulate intro, but because I knew exactly what I wanted to say. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have struggled for over a week trying to [...]

Mental Health Warrior: Stephanie Ortez

I crossed paths with Stephanie in a rather unusual way, the details of which are not important. Our first few encounters with each other were not our most shining moments, but they were part of our journey, not only in our personal recovery, but also in the amazing bond that we have forged since then. [...]

MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Bipolar Edition #5

A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different bipolar perspectives. This is the place where we encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your experience, and let us know where YOU stand. MindTrip CROSSFIRE: BIPOLAR EDITION #5 Is Bipolar Disorder a Blessing or a Curse? Contributors: Nicole Lyons & [...]