Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Today is a Good Day

The last month has been filled with excitement, energy, loneliness and sadness.  The mania was exhilarating and misleading in that they felt like out of this world amazing days.  The depression was heavy and daunting, making me feel anger and major frustration.  And then there is now… I am back on an upswing, perhaps it’s… Continue reading Today is a Good Day

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 Ups and Downs of a Mixed Episode

My last post was about all the things that I accomplished within a week or two period.  There were cakes, birthdays and concerts, oh my!  I was going from one thing to another, be bopping along, nearly constantly moving minus the times when I was zonked out taking a nap mid-day because my energizer battery… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of a Mixed Episode

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

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

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

The Sweet Spot

Over the weekend it dawned on me that I am in a sweet spot.  This is unrelated to my current preoccupation with cake, although that IS part of it.  The sweet spot is about where I am in my life at this moment in time. After being on the Bipolar roller coaster filled with dips… Continue reading The Sweet Spot

Bipolar Disorder, Uncategorized

Rewriting Old Narratives

I sat before my therapist yesterday and I listed off several things that I wanted to work on during our sessions.  The two big ones were how my past relationships are still affecting me and my negative body image issues.  We started to work on the past relationships. I was in relationships where I was… Continue reading Rewriting Old Narratives