This Bipolar Life: Letting Go of “How”

So, my life has been turned a bit sideways as of late and yet I've managed to navigate some very big changes while staying mostly calm and balanced. Of course, I still did my standard "let me manage everything" bit and tried to control how it all happened along the way. I'm sure you can imagine … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Letting Go of “How”

This Bipolar Life: Exploring Boundaries

Actually the weekend was fairly good and then late Saturday afternoon presented us with free tickets for the kids to go to Emerald City Comic Con, something they have always wanted to do and involves a huge amount of fun (and tons people - we're talking 80,000). So at crack of dawn Sunday morning arrives and as … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Exploring Boundaries

This Bipolar Life: The Meds Merry-go-Round

So whenever you get a diagnosis of bipolar the first thing the docs, and reasonably so, want to try is medication. Of course this is along with behavioral therapy but they definitely want you on meds. This can get very interesting as you sometimes have to try dozens of different meds and/or med combinations to … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: The Meds Merry-go-Round

This Bipolar Life: Dinner and a movie

Do you ever take things more personally than others might? Has someone ever done something that is perfectly normal, acceptable, perhaps even reasonable and yet you still found it offensive to you in some way? Well bipolar brains experience that a lot. Here's a very brief tale of how I went through that just last … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Dinner and a movie