Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Sunday Babbles 5/12/2019

Friday has come and gone.  And there was not a babble that was recorded due a mental day off that was in place.  I did much of nothing on Friday.  Had breakfast, saw my family on their way to work and school and then took a much-needed restorative nap.  Upon waking, I headed out and… Continue reading Sunday Babbles 5/12/2019

Bipolar Disorder

Manic Butterflies

The sitting. But then there's the movement. And how can I not mention the mental buzzing. There’s the lethargy, and exhaustion, but at the same time a desire to run, to run like the wind and to not stop until your legs give out and you topple over, face planting onto the hot, dirty pavement.… Continue reading Manic Butterflies

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

And then the wind blows…

What was the game show where we were given the option to dial a friend?  For the life of me I cannot remember the name of it.  I can recall the colors and that it took place at night, but the name of the show!!??!!  Nevertheless, my brain is foggy, so it’s not much of… Continue reading And then the wind blows…

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