I am so bipolar, and I am unashamed. This blog is dedicated to those living with bipolar disorder and learning how to live their best lives. Bringing some order to our disorder.
Is bipolar a gift? Or simply an illness, as we are told by the medical community? Some will argue, “how can a disorder of any kind be a gift?” I will do my best to explain. Almost everyday of my life these days I am knocked down by my brain telling me: you are not … Continue reading Bipolar: Good or Bad?
A mixed episode creates an experience of entrapment inside her mind. She is itching with desire to reach deep inside her skull to purge her tormented brain. Her brain suffocates her. She cannot breathe. Her body unmistakably trembles with fear, her hands twitch from excess energy. Tears overflow in her eyes. She wants to run … Continue reading Bipolar Mixed Episodes
If you are #unashamed of having bipolar, then I will mail one of these shirts to you. My husband and I have worn our So Bipolar t-shirts multiple times, and we have to say, we’ve gotten quite a few stares. I don’t know if they’re stares of intrigue, fear, or inspiration. Whatever they are, we’ve … Continue reading Want a So Bipolar T-shirt?
Anger can be a monumental bipolar trigger. When someone wrongs you, whether it be lying, cheating, hurtful words, breaking of trust, or unkindness. These are all circumstances that can trigger massive bipolar manic and depressive episodes. We can respond in three ways: depression, mania, indifference. I personally am usually triggered straight to hyper-mania or mania … Continue reading Bipolar: When Someone Hurts You