Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life

Nightly Routine: Medication

I take my medication at night. Its part of my routine. I open the glass cabinet door and I take a deep breath. I start from the far right of the shelf and I work my way down.  One pill onto the next.  Take two then a sip of water.  Another two, then another sip… Continue reading Nightly Routine: Medication

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life

A Day of Mindfulness

Sunday I had the opportunity to spend the day at a mindfulness conference.  It was part of the mindfulness class that I am taking and although it was not required, it was highly suggested that we attend the day long retreat as a way to move deeper into our practice.  Insert an influx in my… Continue reading A Day of Mindfulness

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Lemons and Lemonade

I originally wrote this piece and published it on another blog site this day one year ago, however, it is so spot on or where I am today, that I wanted to reshare it asit so crazy relates to where I am today...   On a nice, warm, spring day, what is better than enjoying… Continue reading Lemons and Lemonade

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 2/15/19

The day is nearly over and I have yet to write my weekly babble, golly gee bob willigers, what is going on?  I took the day as a personal day and have done very little work today.  The family had a few appointments today and with the way they were spaced out it made sense… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 2/15/19

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

A Letter to My Anxiety

Dear Anxiety, I feel like you are a part of me, like a freckle on my skin that is affixed to me in a permanent way.  I feel like I will never be without you and that you at times, in the dark of the night, you multiply exponentially and are trying to take over… Continue reading A Letter to My Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Taking a Time Out: Self-Care

Yesterday I posted about a number of things that a person can do to help improve their lives in the blog Living with Bipolar: Tools for Success . Some of the items included yoga, exercising, hobbies, meditation and mindfulness classes.  However, I wanted to bring awareness to a reality that hit me in the face like… Continue reading Taking a Time Out: Self-Care

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Living with Bipolar: Tools for Success

It’s been three years since I was officially diagnosed as having Bipolar 1 with mixed episodes.  The last three years consisted of numerous ups and downs, and many lessons learned.  Through the time there have been countless therapy sessions and psychiatry appointments, sleepless nights and sleep filled days.  Days of crying without ceasing as well… Continue reading Living with Bipolar: Tools for Success