Lies, Lies & More Lies…

She thought it was kinda kinky when I told her to take off her makeup and keep her clothes on. Twenty minutes later she came out of my bathroom. We lay in bed cuddling. I ran my fingers through her hair, behind her ear and along her jawline while kissing her softly on the cheek. … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Getting Into the Game

There are some days when I really have to talk myself into going through the motions of the day.  Times when I need to remind myself that there’s a lot of good that comes from putting in the effort even when my emotions are not in it.  Knowing that they can come to life at … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Dual Citizenship

I lived most of my life in normality but I was born in bipolar. For almost 32 years I managed to fit in to society without showing anyone my true nationality. But there was something peculiar about me. As a kid I recall fits of hypomania where I’d run around aimlessly, yelling and screaming, imagining … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Clarity

***Viewer Discretion is Advised – Trigger Warning for detailed discussion of suicide/self-harm*** Clarity is knowing that it’ll be a single, brand-new razor blade.  Clarity is knowing it’ll be two long cuts in the same direction as the veins.  The moments after that will be sweet but fleeting. Going quietly is of the utmost importance.  There’s … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Worry Wart

I’ve spent a lot of time and effort worrying about things I couldn’t control.  Just this weekend, I was worrying about all the things that could have gone wrong as I packed, moved and unpacked from one place to another.  All the things that could have gone wrong, from the moving truck, elevators and friends … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Coming Out Of The Dungeon

Neuroscientists believe that keeping secrets isn’t healthy for us because part of our brain simulates the potential of disastrous outcomes as a result of sharing our secrets and as such, our body can ramp up production of stress hormones. For some of us, we don’t just ramp up the production of stress hormones, we experience … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


10 Gems For Emotional Stability

In this post, I’d like to share a combination of the things I’ve learned through becoming a certified educator for the Council On Drug Abuse through courses provided by The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) and all of my personal research reading books and articles about topics including mood disorders, neuroscience, psychology, supplements, nutrition. … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Multi-Headed Hydra

There’s a spirit inside of me that’s just dying to get out, beyond the confines of flesh and blood. It wants freedom. In the meantime, it seeks unity with my mind and body.  Yes, build the vehicle capable of athletic prowess.  Epitomize the combination of beauty and terror that gave birth to its physical form … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Holy

If God is love and love is the most powerful emotion you can experience, is it no wonder why we may feel closest to God when our emotional frequency is dialled up higher than all the numbers combined? Yet, with my little bit of knowledge I can explain to you that the chemical basis for … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Aces and Kings

The similarities between drug dealers and doctors are striking. They make a really good living, deal with a fair share of risk, need a bit of an appointment before they see you, keep your relationship with them confidential and spend the least amount of time with you as possible during your visit… But here’s where … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


More.

You know you’re capable of it. But sometimes it’s not safe… Give it some gas; clutch, shift into fifth and give it more. Sounds like a good idea. Good ideas inspire more. Give me more liquor, give me more caffeine, give me more speed, give me more adrenaline, give me more drugs, give me more … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Sometimes Pain Doesn’t Describe It

What’s it like when you have several best friends, and literally the best friends a person could ask for; all who know the good, bad and ugly, yet they still love you more than you love yourself? Your mother would be heartbroken just before she has a heart attack because her heart’s broken from knowing … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Mourning Sickness

Pregnant with the impossible, it seems as if my baby is already ready to die. Awoken by kicking in my stomach, I have hopes and ambitions that are uncomfortable inside of me.  I’m nauseous.  The violence in my dreams at night while I sleep is never the reason for my night terrors.  The terror begins when … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Do You Love Me?

Do you love me? Whether it’s mirror talk in the morning or self-reflecting at night, this is a trick question I ask myself that’s rhetorical in nature because the answer is always a lie.  And I know it. A no makes me feel guilty and a yes makes me feel ashamed. Don’t ask me why … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Beauty Is Stronger Than Strength

I could have told her that she was stunning, but she’d probably think I was trying to compliment her. In reality, it would be difficult explaining to anyone what had just happened to me a minute ago, after I regained consciousness.  Her pictures on Tinder were pretty, but seeing her for the first time was … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Teleportation Theory

“Did you hear about that guy who could teleport himself into really, really bad places, but couldn’t always control it? I heard he was bipolar.” The mirror seems to show me everything on days I’d rather not even see a reflection. In high definition, the problems in how I look, feel and think—and all the things … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


Waterfall of Thought

There’s so much I’d like to share with you right now, but we’re not quite there yet. Awareness is the first step to positive change, and it seems like society is on the verge of a huge awakening with regards to mental health and addiction—after centuries of treating the subject like a reoccurring nightmare. There’s … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.


“This Is Going To Be Interesting…”

“Well, well, well…if it isn’t Michael Mitchell. And he’s still alive.” If my bipolar mood disorder could talk, what a tale it would tell.  As if the combination of a post-traumatic stress disorder,  an obsessive compulsive disorder, an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—on top of all the irritability, impulsiveness, hyper-sexuality, alcoholism and drug addictions—weren’t enough to … Continued

About Mickey Von Bron

Mickey Von Bron is a certified personal trainer who specializes in nutrition, supplements and natural methods of improving health and wellness. Having experienced and overcome many obstacles associated with mental health and addiction, he is committed to inspiring people through his own example. His first book, Drug Free June: A Hypomanic Episode, is soon to be published. You can read some of Mickey's other writing about mental health at AliveAndAwake.ca and Light Way of Thinking.