Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Pep Talks

A pep talk is a noun that is defined as “a talk intended to make someone feel more courageous or enthusiastic.” I needed one of these talks yesterday after my psychiatry appointment. Over the last two weeks I have literally been a combination of super woman and wonder woman.  I have been able to leap… Continue reading Pep Talks

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Overbooked & Overwhelmed

When I am depressed, I struggle to get out of bed.  I have to stand in front of the running hot shower and convince myself to get into the shower and once in, I have this whole elaborate self-talk of actually doing more than just standing there.  Doing anything seems to be a struggle. When… Continue reading Overbooked & Overwhelmed

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Addictions: Shopping

I have made a commitment that I am going to work on one of my addictions.  And of course the one I chose to work on, right before Christmas, was my shopping addiction.  This is an addiction that has been my best friend for years and years and years.  Combined with mania, and throw in… Continue reading Addictions: Shopping

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, 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

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Cookies & Cupcakes & Crafts, oh my!

It was a busy weekend. Gluten Free Sugar Cookies and Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes frosted and topped with fresh sugared blueberries were made.  A happy thoughts jar (a jar that contains positive thoughts, hopes and affirmations) was completed with mod podge decorative paper and I was quite thrilled with this first-time crafting project that I… Continue reading Cookies & Cupcakes & Crafts, oh my!

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Song and Dance

It’s when you are sitting, perhaps waiting in a sitting area for your windshield to be replaced or sitting at your breakfast table drinking your morning cup of coffee. There’s this feeling surging through your legs that makes it feel like you need to breakout in song and dance. To start high kicking and line… Continue reading Song and Dance