How to find love without compromising your mental health

If you’re a single, heterosexual woman in her 20’s and early 30’s who’s looking for a better way to find true love, you’ve come to the right place! I was once in your shoes. One by one my friends were getting married while I stood by and watched – wondering when (and if!) it wasContinue reading “How to find love without compromising your mental health”

I’m Micaela

Hi! Welcome to my little corner in cyberspace. My name is Micaela. I come from the generation that brought you the original Star Wars, side ponytails and mullets, rap and MTV. Big stars like Madonna, Prince, and Whitney Houston got their start during my generation, and Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were the hottest celebrityContinue reading “I’m Micaela”

The trouble with bipolar disorder

I’ve been living with bipolar disorder (type 2) for all of my adult life. At first, it went unchecked during my late teenage years because I was unaware of it and uninformed. Though unmanageable and disruptive, I coped with the symptoms the best way I knew how. Denial. That was my coping strategy. In fact,Continue reading “The trouble with bipolar disorder”

Traveling long distance with your cat

Have you ever taken your cat on a road trip? I have. And it was quite an adventure. Meet Astin. Astin hates car rides. It becomes a whole fiasco every time I drive him to the vet even when it’s just 15 minutes away. Ooooh the meowing. It sounds like sirens going off all theContinue reading “Traveling long distance with your cat”

Why depression happens during the holiday season

Have you ever felt your mood gradually transition into sadness around the time when Thanksgiving is just right around the corner? The mood can range from feeling more sluggish than usual to persistent depression.

In my opinion, it all boils down to one word – Pressure. Why? Here are some examples:

How to stay strong when all has gone wrong

Resilience doesn’t come from having it easy. The strongest people are usually the ones who have gone through tremendous hardship yet persevered. Through every battle, we learn. We grow. We overcome. It’s in the midst those difficult times, that we’ve come to be resilient. While I’m not a psychologist, nor do I pretend to beContinue reading “How to stay strong when all has gone wrong”