empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | INFJโ€™s are the rarest personality type making up less than 1% of the population. However, we still leave our mark on the world as โ€œadvocatesโ€. I may appear to be an extrovert at times but that is what makes an INFJ so unique. We are truly introverts by nature but can connect to anyone from anywhere due to our empathy and understanding of others. People often look for advice from us and we tend to take care of others but forget about taking care of ourselves. Our energy can be affected by otherโ€™s moods as well as leaving us drained emotionally. Due to my bipolar 2 disorder, when I am hypomanic, it is very easy for me to seem like an extrovert but I always need time to myself to recharge. I do this by writing, reading or going to the gym. When I withdraw, people may think Iโ€™m depressed or ignoring them but a lot of times I just need to be alone ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป I love doing things on my own and am fiercely independent. If you know anyone who is the same, know that alone time is crucial to their existence as well. Donโ€™t take it personally. ๐Ÿ˜Š Btw the photo is of me as people always wonder what I look like ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚ Hopefully next year I will be able to hire a photographer for my website/Page since I do not have the time  to continuously hold photoshoots! If you know anyone in the Pensacola area, DM me :) ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ’š #poetry #poems #poem #poet #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #art #photography #infj #myersbriggs #introvert #love #peace #heal #writing #words #quotes #mentalhealth #bipolar #depression #blogger #selfie #empathypoetry #patriciadwheeler #spilledink Instagram Photos | videos | post

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INFJโ€™s are the rarest personality type making up less than 1% of the population. However, we still leave our mark on the world as โ€œadvocatesโ€. I may appear to be an extrovert at times but that is what makes an INFJ so unique. We are truly introverts by nature but can connect to anyone from anywhere due to our empathy and understanding of others. People often look for advice from us and we tend to take care of others but forget about taking care of ourselves. Our energy can be affected by otherโ€™s moods as well as leaving us drained emotionally. Due to my bipolar 2 disorder, when I am hypomanic, it is very easy for me to seem like an extrovert but I always need time to myself to recharge. I do this by writing, reading or going to the gym. When I withdraw, people may think Iโ€™m depressed or ignoring them but a lot of times I just need to be alone ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป I love doing things on my own and am fiercely independent. If you know anyone who is the same, know that alone time is crucial to their existence as well. Donโ€™t take it personally. ๐Ÿ˜Š Btw the photo is of me as people always wonder what I look like ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚ Hopefully next year I will be able to hire a photographer for my website/Page since I do not have the time to continuously hold photoshoots! If you know anyone in the Pensacola area, DM me :) ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ’š

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | My mind already does that on itsโ€™ own ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŒ— A few new pieces up from a morning spent alone with my thoughts ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Check out my website. Link in bio ๐Ÿ˜Š I consider my anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder a strength. Can you who have mental illness do the same? To end the stigma letโ€™s change minds about how society views mental illness. Society views it as weak so letโ€™s challenge it by saying it brings some of the best traits in humanity. I do not need to hide from my problems or stress through poison others drink or take. I face my demons daily from my mind and that is what makes me strong. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š #poetsofinstagram #poem #poetry #poet #poems #poetsofig #spilledink #words #quotes #feelings #hope #heal #love #therapy #art #bipolar #manicdepression #depression #high #madness #mentalhealth #endthestigma #strength #anxiety Instagram Photos | videos | post

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My mind already does that on itsโ€™ own ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŒ— A few new pieces up from a morning spent alone with my thoughts ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Check out my website. Link in bio ๐Ÿ˜Š I consider my anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder a strength. Can you who have mental illness do the same? To end the stigma letโ€™s change minds about how society views mental illness. Society views it as weak so letโ€™s challenge it by saying it brings some of the best traits in humanity. I do not need to hide from my problems or stress through poison others drink or take. I face my demons daily from my mind and that is what makes me strong. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | Word ๐Ÿ˜ Donโ€™t flatter yourself ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–• Ever look back at someone you used to date and think, โ€œWhat the hell was I thinking?!โ€ ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ A repost as I focus on new themes. Finally off work for the break and my busy schedule has calmed down. Canโ€™t wait to share new poems with you all. Thank you for your support and feedback. Love โค๏ธ you all ๐Ÿค— #poems #poet #poetry #poetsofinstagram #instapoet #poetrycommunity #spilledink #words #feelings #quotes #omypoetry #art #mentalhealth #bipolar #depression #movingon #byefelicia Instagram Photos | videos | post

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Word ๐Ÿ˜ Donโ€™t flatter yourself ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–• Ever look back at someone you used to date and think, โ€œWhat the hell was I thinking?!โ€ ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ A repost as I focus on new themes. Finally off work for the break and my busy schedule has calmed down. Canโ€™t wait to share new poems with you all. Thank you for your support and feedback. Love โค๏ธ you all ๐Ÿค—

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | I promise you will be whole again on your own and you will find someone who loves you without hurting you. Be patient. Good things take time, especially those of quality. โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ #poetsofinstagram #poem #poetry #poems #poet #instapoet #poetsofig #spilledink #love heartbreak #relationships #art #blogger #writer #words #quotes #hope #heal #feelings #empathypoetry #patriciadwheeler #mentalhealth #bipolar #depression #anxiety #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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I promise you will be whole again on your own and you will find someone who loves you without hurting you. Be patient. Good things take time, especially those of quality. โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ heartbreak

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | โ€œWhen a depressed person shrinks away from your touch it does not mean she is rejecting you. Rather she is protecting you from the foul, destructive evil which she believes is the essence of her being and which she believes can injure you.โ€ - Dorothy Rowe ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Never have I related more to a quote. I have done this time and time again in past relationships. I wrote this piece because of the self-sabotage I would cause in a relationship. If I couldnโ€™t find some reason to end things, I would cause it. It wasnโ€™t always out of fear of love or being hurt by another but because I saw myself as the one to hurt someone else. I can take pain, believe me. However, being the cause of someone elseโ€™s pain destroys me. That is much harder for me to overcome. Through therapy I have changed my thoughts about myself. Therapy works wonders and I highly suggest a CBT workbook if you canโ€™t afford therapy. It helps identity your triggers to overcoming anger. Workbooks are at @barnesandnoble & @booksamillion ๐Ÿ“š Follow @empathypoetry for more. #poet #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #instapoet #poetrycommunity #poem #poems #blogger #writer #words #quotes #feelings #art #spilledink #empathypoetry #patriciadwheeler #love #heartbreak #hope #heal #therapy #cbt #mentalhealth #bipolar #depression #anxiety #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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โ€œWhen a depressed person shrinks away from your touch it does not mean she is rejecting you. Rather she is protecting you from the foul, destructive evil which she believes is the essence of her being and which she believes can injure you.โ€ - Dorothy Rowe ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Never have I related more to a quote. I have done this time and time again in past relationships. I wrote this piece because of the self-sabotage I would cause in a relationship. If I couldnโ€™t find some reason to end things, I would cause it. It wasnโ€™t always out of fear of love or being hurt by another but because I saw myself as the one to hurt someone else. I can take pain, believe me. However, being the cause of someone elseโ€™s pain destroys me. That is much harder for me to overcome. Through therapy I have changed my thoughts about myself. Therapy works wonders and I highly suggest a CBT workbook if you canโ€™t afford therapy. It helps identity your triggers to overcoming anger. Workbooks are at & ๐Ÿ“š Follow for more.

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | Mornings with Sylvia Plath ๐Ÿ–คโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ–‹ My favorite lines from โ€œLady Lazarus.โ€ Reading the facsimile of the manuscript for โ€œAriel and other poemsโ€ is absolutely amazing. Many historians and psychiatrists now believe that Plath wasnโ€™t just clinically depressed but she was manic depressant or as we now say, she had bipolar disorder. It isnโ€™t uncommon to see creativity flourish while hypomania and mania are present. The depressive episodes also give insight to how others feel, giving more inspiration for writing (empathy). This is well known among writers, musicians and artists. Seeing how Plathโ€™s mind worked in these manuscripts as she wrote and edited, gives me a sense into her world. She by far is not given enough credit. She sadly took her own life at only 30  but left behind some of the greatest work I believe in poetry. She has inspired so much of my work. Madness in fact can lead to greatness. @sylviaplathpoetry #poet #sylviaplath #poetry #poem #poems #poemsporn #poetrycommunity #manuscript #facsimile #typewriter #poetsofinstagram #spilledink #quotes #words #feelings #plath #mentalhealth #manicdepression #suicide #madness #love #brilliant #bipolar #depression #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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Mornings with Sylvia Plath ๐Ÿ–คโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ–‹ My favorite lines from โ€œLady Lazarus.โ€ Reading the facsimile of the manuscript for โ€œAriel and other poemsโ€ is absolutely amazing. Many historians and psychiatrists now believe that Plath wasnโ€™t just clinically depressed but she was manic depressant or as we now say, she had bipolar disorder. It isnโ€™t uncommon to see creativity flourish while hypomania and mania are present. The depressive episodes also give insight to how others feel, giving more inspiration for writing (empathy). This is well known among writers, musicians and artists. Seeing how Plathโ€™s mind worked in these manuscripts as she wrote and edited, gives me a sense into her world. She by far is not given enough credit. She sadly took her own life at only 30 but left behind some of the greatest work I believe in poetry. She has inspired so much of my work. Madness in fact can lead to greatness.

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | Do I have your attention now? Good. I have been writing poems and proses lately regarding this topic of how society sexualizes women. Society puts a worth on a woman due to her body or face rather than her mind. Society often disregards sexual assault, rape and how the industry of fashion to porn depicts how women should look and act. However, who is a part of society? Perhaps we are not asking the right questions. The answer may shock you: we are a part of society. It starts with us. Rethink that comment about that girl who is skinnier than you by putting yourself down. Instead of thinking if you take a girl out to dinner and be nice, she will have sex with you because you expect it. She does not owe you sex for kind actions. Get to know her instead. She is someoneโ€™s daughter and friend. Put your sister, mother or cousin in her place. Sign a petition to stop models from looking so thin due to anorexia and bulimia because this is what society thinks is โ€œbeautiful.โ€ Stop taking provocative  pictures of yourself for likes because you think thatโ€™s the only way to get a manโ€™s attention. Believe me there are great men out there wanting to truly get to know you without you having to remove a single piece of clothing. Stop minimizing your bros actions when he takes a drunk girl up to his room to have sex and you know damn well she canโ€™t consent. Speak up. Tell him thatโ€™s wrong. Stop saying that men in the military, medical profession to police force are too honorable to commit such acts of sexual assault and rape. Yes, it happens there but isnโ€™t reported due to fear. Report it anyways. We need to step up. We are society. Do your part. I and millions of other women are counting on you. Do not become part of the problem. #poet #poem #poetry #empathypoetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #loveyourself #art #feminist #metoo #askmemore #spilledink #hope #heal #patriciadwheeler #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #bipolar #depression #anxiety #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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Do I have your attention now? Good. I have been writing poems and proses lately regarding this topic of how society sexualizes women. Society puts a worth on a woman due to her body or face rather than her mind. Society often disregards sexual assault, rape and how the industry of fashion to porn depicts how women should look and act. However, who is a part of society? Perhaps we are not asking the right questions. The answer may shock you: we are a part of society. It starts with us. Rethink that comment about that girl who is skinnier than you by putting yourself down. Instead of thinking if you take a girl out to dinner and be nice, she will have sex with you because you expect it. She does not owe you sex for kind actions. Get to know her instead. She is someoneโ€™s daughter and friend. Put your sister, mother or cousin in her place. Sign a petition to stop models from looking so thin due to anorexia and bulimia because this is what society thinks is โ€œbeautiful.โ€ Stop taking provocative pictures of yourself for likes because you think thatโ€™s the only way to get a manโ€™s attention. Believe me there are great men out there wanting to truly get to know you without you having to remove a single piece of clothing. Stop minimizing your bros actions when he takes a drunk girl up to his room to have sex and you know damn well she canโ€™t consent. Speak up. Tell him thatโ€™s wrong. Stop saying that men in the military, medical profession to police force are too honorable to commit such acts of sexual assault and rape. Yes, it happens there but isnโ€™t reported due to fear. Report it anyways. We need to step up. We are society. Do your part. I and millions of other women are counting on you. Do not become part of the problem.

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | โ€œThere is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter & bleed.โ€ - Ernest Hemingway ๐Ÿ–‹ That is what I do every day. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค #poet #poetlife #poetry #poem #poems #poemsporn #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #hemingway #quotes #feelings #writing #words #blogger #empathypoetry #patriciadwheeler #art #relationships #love #heartbreak #mentalhealth #bipolar #depression #suicide #therapy #endthestigma #madness Instagram Photos | videos | post

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โ€œThere is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter & bleed.โ€ - Ernest Hemingway ๐Ÿ–‹ That is what I do every day. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | My very first post on this page tackling the taboo topic of suicide. This was an actual dream I had as many of my poems are inspired. I hope over the next few years I can help others talk about their own struggle with mental illness without caring what others think. Vulnerability is beautiful. I also hope over time suicide wonโ€™t be such a taboo topic and we will be doing more as a society to help those in need. I have had suicidal thoughts and attempts since I was 14 years old. 11 years later I am now writing and advocating for something I struggled with and still do. I am aware with my bipolar disorder that more people die by suicide than any other disorder. It was overwhelming to hear the statistics and realize I wasnโ€™t โ€œnormalโ€ this year from my psychiatrist. However, mental illness can be a strength and I have seen it help me to be empathetic, compassionate, hopeful, resilient, realistic, creative and ambitious in life. Everyone who knows me says I have the biggest heart and it is because of what I have been through with facing my own demons daily. Donโ€™t ever let anyone tell you are weak if you struggle with mental illness. Donโ€™t ever let anyone tell you that taking medication or going to therapy is for the weak. People who have mental illness are some of the kindest and strongest people I know. Artwork is by @_drasan_ ๐ŸŽจ Follow @empathypoetry for more. ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poemsporn #poet #spilledink #poems #poetsofig #loveyourself #art #words #quotes #feelings #hope #heal #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #bipolar #depression #suicide #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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My very first post on this page tackling the taboo topic of suicide. This was an actual dream I had as many of my poems are inspired. I hope over the next few years I can help others talk about their own struggle with mental illness without caring what others think. Vulnerability is beautiful. I also hope over time suicide wonโ€™t be such a taboo topic and we will be doing more as a society to help those in need. I have had suicidal thoughts and attempts since I was 14 years old. 11 years later I am now writing and advocating for something I struggled with and still do. I am aware with my bipolar disorder that more people die by suicide than any other disorder. It was overwhelming to hear the statistics and realize I wasnโ€™t โ€œnormalโ€ this year from my psychiatrist. However, mental illness can be a strength and I have seen it help me to be empathetic, compassionate, hopeful, resilient, realistic, creative and ambitious in life. Everyone who knows me says I have the biggest heart and it is because of what I have been through with facing my own demons daily. Donโ€™t ever let anyone tell you are weak if you struggle with mental illness. Donโ€™t ever let anyone tell you that taking medication or going to therapy is for the weak. People who have mental illness are some of the kindest and strongest people I know. Artwork is by ๐ŸŽจ Follow for more. ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | Always ladies ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ @r.h.sin & @samantha.king inspired ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ–คI have no interest in men who compliment me on my looks. Compliment my mind and Iโ€™m forever yours. #brillianceoverbeauty Artwork by @_drasan_ ๐ŸŽจ Follow @empathypoetry for more ๐Ÿ–ค #relationships #poetry #poet #poets #poem #poemsporn #poetsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #spilledink #art #words #quotes #feelings #heartbreak #love #instapoet ##mentalhealth #bipolar #depression #suicide #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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Always ladies ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ & inspired ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ–คI have no interest in men who compliment me on my looks. Compliment my mind and Iโ€™m forever yours. Artwork by ๐ŸŽจ Follow for more ๐Ÿ–ค #

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | Inspired by @ustheduo song โ€œOne Last Danceโ€ & my Papaโ€™s love for my Mamoo (yes we called her that ๐Ÿ˜Š) Very proud of this work and it took me awhile to complete to convey the feeling I was trying to get across. I love listening to my grandparentโ€™s love story & other elderly couples. True love does exist. ๐Ÿ–‹โ™ฅ๏ธ #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poet #poem #poemsporn #poetsofig #spilledink #love #relationships #empathypoetry #patriciadwheeler #mentalillness #mentalhealth #depression #bipolar #suicide #hope #heal #therapy #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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Inspired by song โ€œOne Last Danceโ€ & my Papaโ€™s love for my Mamoo (yes we called her that ๐Ÿ˜Š) Very proud of this work and it took me awhile to complete to convey the feeling I was trying to get across. I love listening to my grandparentโ€™s love story & other elderly couples. True love does exist. ๐Ÿ–‹โ™ฅ๏ธ

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | The Sylvia Plath Effect is a theory that โ€œbelieves poets, especially female poets are more susceptible to mental illness than artists, musicians, other writers etc.โ€ ๐Ÿ–‹ Trigger Warning โš ๏ธ For those of you who attended Seeds of Hope for @activemindsuwf, you were able to hear my story. I wrote this prose and a few others during my mental breakdown and suicide attempt this past summer. For as long as I can remember I have suffered long periods of depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts and self-harm through cutting. I have also experienced hypomanic episodes which have allowed me to make so much progress academically, in writing and being able to walk into a room not knowing anyone but leaving friends with everyone. I mostly have rapid cycling which makes my depressive episodes even more intense. The worst one I had was this past July/August. I was out of control with drinking, drugs, reckless behavior and my emotions I couldnโ€™t even process to make a rational decision. Through my breakdown and almost psychiatric stay, I was at my worst in my entire life. So how do people like me bounce back? We take it day by day and through asking for help. I encourage you to ask for help and lean on other people. No one can do everything by himself. You must learn to fight back at these negative thoughts as well. I often thought I was such a disaster that I was unlovable and would sabotage my own relationships with people to save them from getting hurt from me. Through CBT I have learned how to rethink that. These past few days, my depression has returned. It is never as bad but I know what it feels like and that I always will have these cycles due to my bipolar disorder AND that is okay. I have found my voice through words and helping others. This I am thankful for. I have had a very difficult life through my birth motherโ€™s mental illness, foster home care, abuse, adoption, and my own dark mind but adversity builds leaders and resilience makes fighters. ๐Ÿ’š #poetry #poet #poetrycommunity #poemsporn #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #spilledink #art #sylviaplath #calligraphy #words #quotes #feelings #mentalillness #mentalhealth #bipolar #depression #suicide #anxiety #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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The Sylvia Plath Effect is a theory that โ€œbelieves poets, especially female poets are more susceptible to mental illness than artists, musicians, other writers etc.โ€ ๐Ÿ–‹ Trigger Warning โš ๏ธ For those of you who attended Seeds of Hope for you were able to hear my story. I wrote this prose and a few others during my mental breakdown and suicide attempt this past summer. For as long as I can remember I have suffered long periods of depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts and self-harm through cutting. I have also experienced hypomanic episodes which have allowed me to make so much progress academically, in writing and being able to walk into a room not knowing anyone but leaving friends with everyone. I mostly have rapid cycling which makes my depressive episodes even more intense. The worst one I had was this past July/August. I was out of control with drinking, drugs, reckless behavior and my emotions I couldnโ€™t even process to make a rational decision. Through my breakdown and almost psychiatric stay, I was at my worst in my entire life. So how do people like me bounce back? We take it day by day and through asking for help. I encourage you to ask for help and lean on other people. No one can do everything by himself. You must learn to fight back at these negative thoughts as well. I often thought I was such a disaster that I was unlovable and would sabotage my own relationships with people to save them from getting hurt from me. Through CBT I have learned how to rethink that. These past few days, my depression has returned. It is never as bad but I know what it feels like and that I always will have these cycles due to my bipolar disorder AND that is okay. I have found my voice through words and helping others. This I am thankful for. I have had a very difficult life through my birth motherโ€™s mental illness, foster home care, abuse, adoption, and my own dark mind but adversity builds leaders and resilience makes fighters. ๐Ÿ’š

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | โ€œHave I gone mad?โ€ -Alice โ€œIโ€™m afraid so. But Iโ€™ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.โ€ -The Mad Hatter โ€”Alice in Wonderland ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ”ฎโ™ฅ๏ธ ๐ŸŽฉ Follow @empathypoetry for more proses & poems. ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Artwork is by @_drasan_ ๐ŸŽจ Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! Much love as always xoxo ๐Ÿ’• #poet #poetrycommunity #poem #poemsporn #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poems #blogger #writer #spilledink #love #madness #insanity #genius #relationships #feelings #quotes #words #mentalillness #bipolar #manicdepression #depression #suicide #hope #heal #endthestigma #anxiety #empathypoetry #patriciadwheeler Instagram Photos | videos | post

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โ€œHave I gone mad?โ€ -Alice โ€œIโ€™m afraid so. But Iโ€™ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.โ€ -The Mad Hatter โ€”Alice in Wonderland ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ”ฎโ™ฅ๏ธ ๐ŸŽฉ Follow for more proses & poems. ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Artwork is by ๐ŸŽจ Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! Much love as always xoxo ๐Ÿ’•

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | I dreamt this conversation in my sleep about a week ago with a man who I have never met. The dream took place in what seemed to be in Europe around the 1940s or 1950s. I often dream in black and white and in other time periods. Perhaps thatโ€™s why I have such an old soul. Iโ€™ve had many conversations with Plath & Hemingway in my sleep due to them being my inspiration for writing. If I was not dreaming this, I am sure it would be my own form of psychosis. The mind is very interesting. I am very much an empath and struggle with giving so much of myself to others. I believe it is due to seeing such an ugly side of our kind at such a young age. I wouldnโ€™t want anyone to be exposed to what I have been through. I face my own demons daily. As I have stated before, I am at constant war with my mind. I take it day by day and I am glad to be alive. I am very happy to always be able to help others through advice and writing. Thank you for reading! Artwork is by @_drasan_ ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป #poetsofinstagram #poem #poetry #poet #poemsporn #poetrycommunity #poets #poetsofig #writer #words #feelings #thoughts #quotes #hope #heal #spilledink #empathypoetry #patriciadwheeler #suicide #mentalillness #mentalhealth #endthestigma #bipolar #depression Instagram Photos | videos | post

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I dreamt this conversation in my sleep about a week ago with a man who I have never met. The dream took place in what seemed to be in Europe around the 1940s or 1950s. I often dream in black and white and in other time periods. Perhaps thatโ€™s why I have such an old soul. Iโ€™ve had many conversations with Plath & Hemingway in my sleep due to them being my inspiration for writing. If I was not dreaming this, I am sure it would be my own form of psychosis. The mind is very interesting. I am very much an empath and struggle with giving so much of myself to others. I believe it is due to seeing such an ugly side of our kind at such a young age. I wouldnโ€™t want anyone to be exposed to what I have been through. I face my own demons daily. As I have stated before, I am at constant war with my mind. I take it day by day and I am glad to be alive. I am very happy to always be able to help others through advice and writing. Thank you for reading! Artwork is by ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | When people ask me, โ€œWhy do you write?โ€ or โ€œWhy do you advocate?โ€, this is what I tell them. Speak up. Do not raise your voice but better your stance on what you believe. Inspire others. My rule is to always leave people better then when I first met them. Follow @empathypoetry for more. ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค #patriciadwheeler #empathypoetry #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poem #poet #poetrycommunity #feminist #words #thoughts #feelings #inspire #hope #heal #therapy #meditation #writer #blogger #loveyourself #spilledink #poetsofig #mentalhealth #mentalillness #bipolar #creative #mania #depression #suicide #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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When people ask me, โ€œWhy do you write?โ€ or โ€œWhy do you advocate?โ€, this is what I tell them. Speak up. Do not raise your voice but better your stance on what you believe. Inspire others. My rule is to always leave people better then when I first met them. Follow for more. ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | There is a reason why so many male musicians have made sad broken hearted songs about women. (Vice versa) Perhaps it is advice to other men to steer clear of a โ€œdangerousโ€ woman. Donโ€™t fall in love because it may hurt. This I have found universal in men. Some lack emotional intelligence and maturity. However, women may be like this too. Many people do not want to be vulnerable and I feel my generation especially has trouble with this. #millenials Even if it doesnโ€™t work out, love is worth it. I must warn you though to be weary of mediocre love. Too many things are mediocre in life and your relationship/marriage should not be one of them. Perhaps that is why I am still single and waiting for someone to be much more than mediocre. I crave a deep connection with another that I have yet to find as well as ambition at the upmost highest. I crave a loving and understanding person who gets my bipolar disorder and is also an empath/advocate. Everyone is different in what they are attracted to. Donโ€™t change. Donโ€™t accept anything less than you deserve. I have had to walk away many times knowing I deserved more and let me tell you, Iโ€™ve never had one regret over it. #repost ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ŠArtwork is by @_drasan_ ๐ŸŽจ #poet #poem #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poems #poetrycommunity #spilledink #words #quotes #feelings #love #heartbreak #relationships #heal #hope #mentalhealth #depression #bipolar #suicide #endthestigma #art Instagram Photos | videos | post

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There is a reason why so many male musicians have made sad broken hearted songs about women. (Vice versa) Perhaps it is advice to other men to steer clear of a โ€œdangerousโ€ woman. Donโ€™t fall in love because it may hurt. This I have found universal in men. Some lack emotional intelligence and maturity. However, women may be like this too. Many people do not want to be vulnerable and I feel my generation especially has trouble with this. Even if it doesnโ€™t work out, love is worth it. I must warn you though to be weary of mediocre love. Too many things are mediocre in life and your relationship/marriage should not be one of them. Perhaps that is why I am still single and waiting for someone to be much more than mediocre. I crave a deep connection with another that I have yet to find as well as ambition at the upmost highest. I crave a loving and understanding person who gets my bipolar disorder and is also an empath/advocate. Everyone is different in what they are attracted to. Donโ€™t change. Donโ€™t accept anything less than you deserve. I have had to walk away many times knowing I deserved more and let me tell you, Iโ€™ve never had one regret over it. ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ŠArtwork is by ๐ŸŽจ

empathypoetry | Patricia D. Wheeler | Simple but true. A #repost as I work on some new proses and poems this week. Make sure to checkout my website since many of my poems are quite long and canโ€™t fit on Instagram ๐Ÿ˜Š Link in bio ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค Artwork is by @_drasan_ ๐ŸŽจ Check out her page! Can not wait to hang her artwork in my room once I can find frames ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Thank you to everyone who has supported me the past 3 months I have had this page. I truly appreciate it and am so glad to help others through poetry. Much love as always xoxo ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’š #poetrycommunity #poetry #poem #poet #poemsporn #love #heartbreak #hope #poetsofinstagram #spilledink #relationships #ink #words #thoughts #feelings #empathypoetry #patriciadwheeler #quotes #mentalhealth #mentalillness #bipolar #depression #suicide #endthestigma Instagram Photos | videos | post

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Simple but true. A as I work on some new proses and poems this week. Make sure to checkout my website since many of my poems are quite long and canโ€™t fit on Instagram ๐Ÿ˜Š Link in bio ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–ค Artwork is by ๐ŸŽจ Check out her page! Can not wait to hang her artwork in my room once I can find frames ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Thank you to everyone who has supported me the past 3 months I have had this page. I truly appreciate it and am so glad to help others through poetry. Much love as always xoxo ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’š