For years I have said "I am bipolar" when talking about my illness. Now, in therapy lately I've been challenged to rethink how I relate to bipolar and its impact on my life. Now I say "I *have* bipolar" which is very different for me and how I hear it. People's reactions to my disclosure … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Who Am I, Really?
Better to dance with the devil you know than the one you don’t, right? If I had known how things were going to turn out there are some choices I might make differently. What I’ve discovered though is that mistakes are lessons to learn. These might be painful to recall and process (with or without … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: The Dance
I've never thought of myself as someone who would need a small sapling worth of post-its just to keep me organized. I have a paper organizer. I have a fancy-dancy digital organizer. I have my phone calendar and notes. Hell, I even have a "sticky notes" app on my laptop. Why so many? Because I … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Remind me. Please.
Here is the latest and greatest news about bipolar disorder throughout the world. Of course this is not exhaustive but it's a nice wrap up of a few important articles. I hope you enjoy the post and feel free to ask me questions in comments or via email. The Unacknowledged Prejudice Against People Living With … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: News Update 8/4/19
So it's been said (a lot) the people with severe mental illnesses, like bipolar or schizophrenia, don't know how or can't keep a job and they become a drain on society. My story, and those of many others, takes a different turn. I do keep myself employed most of the time. I have switched companies … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Be Your Own Boss?