Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Friday Babbles: A Dry Well

There are many times that I have much to say but don’t end up writing. I stop myself from typing because what I have to say is not uplifting and edifying and I fear that I will not be a positive influence on others and therefore what I want to write should not be published.… Continue reading Friday Babbles: A Dry Well

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

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

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Ebbs and Flows of Life

This weekend I embarked on a backpacking trip with my partner.  To say I was excited to take this adventure, was an understatement.  Knowing that I would be carrying all I need on my back and spending a full weekend in the forest was more than I could handle. On Saturday, upon arrival at the… Continue reading The Ebbs and Flows of Life

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

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Unquiet Mind

This weekend I had the opportunity to attend a Gong Meditation at my local yoga studio.  I had never been to such a class, but was intrigued by the summary that was included on the email that I received: “In this 75-minute meditation we will use sound to regenerate the neurons & their interconnections, create… Continue reading The Unquiet Mind

Bipolar Disorder

Check Engine Light

Wouldn’t it be nice if our bodies had check engine lights in the same fashion that our cars do?  If we would be notified when something is wrong, perhaps that our fluids are running low or we are slightly unbalanced?  With a “check engine light” we would be better able to get to a doctor… Continue reading Check Engine Light