Bipolar Disorder

Boiling Pots

Psychologist. Psychiatrist. Primary Care Physician. Gynecologist. Dentist. Orthodontist… I was updating the calendar that I share with my boss (I am an executive assistant and it’s pertinent that I keep the calendars up to date), and I was adding in all the appointments that I have scheduled so far for the month of February. First… Continue reading Boiling Pots

Bipolar Disorder

Bootstraps

I bee-bop through life trying to deal with the things that come up.  I try and act like ordinary things do not bother me, that they are just no big deal, that I am able to dismiss them and move forward.  However, that is a bit of a lie.  I hold onto these things like… Continue reading Bootstraps

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Living in the Rearview Mirror

I commute for my job.  It’s usually between a half hour to an hour, depending on time of day and the amount of traffic.  Not a big deal, right?  Well, it really isn’t a big deal, but when you have a history of panic attacks while driving, every minute you are in the car can… Continue reading Living in the Rearview Mirror

Bipolar Disorder

If you are happy and know it…

I am going to go out on a ledge and proclaim that it is a universal goal to be happy.  Or that more often than naught, people would prefer to be happy over being sad, angry, disappointed, and many other negatively charged emotions.  I know that I prefer to be happy versus being sad.  I… Continue reading If you are happy and know it…

Bipolar Disorder

Wide Angle Perspective

A wide-angle lens is used primarily in photography and cinematography.  It refers to a lens whose focal length is substantially smaller than the focal length of a normal lens.  A wide-angle lens allows there to be more scene in the picture. Although I have dabbled in photography for years and own two DSLR Nikon cameras,… Continue reading Wide Angle Perspective

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

Bipolar Disorder

Day In, Day Out

A large part of treatment for Bipolar Disorder is the use of medication to regulate and stabilize moods.  Many people who are in treatment for the condition take a “cocktail” of medication including mood stabilizers, antidepressants and at times anti-consultants (which happen to work very well for people with the disorder).  It is also quite… Continue reading Day In, Day Out