Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Tossing and Turning

One night of tossing and turning has me wondering… what’s going on?  Was it just one night of uneasy sleep or is there something more going on.  Over the last few weeks we have made several modifications to my medication regime and this has me in a much better, more optimistic place, but then in… Continue reading Tossing and Turning

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

A Case of the Mondays

After a refreshing weekend I am half way through the start to my week.  A weekend of resting and family time left me feeling rejuvenated and positive minded.  There was less of a struggle to get out of bed this morning and I noticed a pep in my step, smile on my face and songs… Continue reading A Case of the Mondays

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, hiking, Uncategorized

Sunsets and Burgers

Yesterday I had an ok work day.  But, it was a day that had me frazzled. My sleeping medication caused me to oversleep, resulting in being late to work, again.  I also continued with my frustration over the fact that I yet again misplaced my credit card.  With the shame that I felt due to… Continue reading Sunsets and Burgers

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Support Networks and my cat

He sits on the top of the couch, straddling the ledge and reminding me of a tight rope walker.  You see, he’s not a small cat, he’s quite the opposite.  At 18 pounds, his presence is known, in a very big way.  He has been in my life for the last five years (hard to… Continue reading Support Networks and my cat

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Outside My Comfort Zone

When we venture outside of our comfort zones things can get a little wonky.  We end up existing in uncharted waters, in a field that is foreign to us, on a land that feels weird beneath our toes.  And you know sometimes being out of our comfort zone hurts.  It hurts physically, as you experience… Continue reading Outside My Comfort Zone

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Signs of Depression

You know depression is settling in when: You feel the weight of the air on your body. That lukewarm tired feeling, like having a low-grade fever. Feeling bad enough to not feel like yourself but not bad enough to call in sick from work. Experiencing the feeling of sadness but being unable to cry. Looking… Continue reading Signs of Depression

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Support Networks: My Saving Grace

It is the beginning of a new week and I am determined that this will be a good week.  After several weeks of dealing with the ups and downs that are the definition of bipolar disorder, I am ready to be in a stable place.  And to be honest, I am not quite there yet. … Continue reading Support Networks: My Saving Grace