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

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Feeling all fancy dancy~

Its day three of wearing a dress to work.  Mind you I am wearing leggings with them, so it’s still quite comfy and I pair them with boots, so it’s not like I am all fancy with tights and stilettos or anything, but it’s still a dress. Yesterday was my birthday, so I for sure… Continue reading Feeling all fancy dancy~

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

What’s on your mind Michelle?

When I open my Facebook account, it asks me, What’s on your mind Michelle?  It’s a standard question, I am not sure how many people actually pay attention to it, but today, I did and today, it made me think.  What IS on my mind today? So I sat while I was “watching” the football… Continue reading What’s on your mind Michelle?

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane … It’s A Robe !?!

It was Christmas morning and it was the largest present that was wrapped with my name on it.  From the shape and depth I had a feeling that it was some sort of clothes beneath the wrapping paper.  As I opened the package, what did my eyes see but a dark blue thing.  At first… Continue reading It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane … It’s A Robe !?!

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Sunday Funday

I received a gentle nudge on my exposed shoulder.  It seemed like I had just fallen asleep, so this must be a dream.  But alas, it was not.  It was precisely 6:06 AM and it was time to rise and shine.  Not being a morning person, the six o’clock hour does not usually come with… Continue reading Sunday Funday

anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Waredrobe: Out with the Old

It was time. I have postponed this for long enough. There was no more room left for excuses and wishful thinking. I stood in my walk-in closet and looked at my extensive collection of clothing.  Shirts all organized by style, followed by skirts, then dresses.  There are so many items on the rack that it… Continue reading The Waredrobe: Out with the Old

anorexia, Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Better than Before

Often, I get these grand ideas.  Ideas about all the wonderful things that I can and should do.  To be honest, I am not sure what exactly it is.  Excessive motivation?  Obsessed with improving my overall well-being? I read Gretchen Rubin’s book, Better than Before, twice. (https://gretchenrubin.com/books/better-than-before/about-the-book/ ) It was an informative read the first… Continue reading Better than Before