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.
This past week I was in a pretty bad car accident. The takeaway life lesson I learned is that of gratitude. Everyone involved in the accident walked away alive, thank God! Sometimes life can feel like everything is going terribly wrong. This can often turn into self-loathing which usually begets the ugly cycle of depression. … Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude
How can you go to a “happy place” in your mind when you struggle to remember moments of calm, peace, and happiness? Create a “happy place” today! We MUST take time for ourselves to create these moments because they do not always happen on their own. Here are some ideas: take a bath with candlelight, … Continue reading Make time to find your “happy place”
My husband, whom I have lovingly deemed the poster-child for mental health, thinks about things once, makes his decision and confidently moves on. Meanwhile, five hours later, I am still anxiously figuring out what to do. Why is this? Why is he able to do what takes me five hours, in one minute? I get … Continue reading Overthinking
My psychologist looked up from behind his glasses that rest on the tip of his nose and very seriously said “no wonder you are depressed, your life is boring.” Say what?! At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom to my newborn and 3 & 5 year olds. Not sure what more he thought I … Continue reading No Wonder You Are Depressed, Your Life Is Boring