This Bipolar Life: Stuck on Sad

Recently someone said to me, "Don't be sad until you have to." Now this is brilliant on a few levels, especially since it was said by a young person, whose insight impressed me. And for some people, in fact for most people, it probably works just fine. For my bipolar brain, it really doesn't. See, … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Stuck on Sad

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: Fish out of water 

At one point in my life (okay, my self-absorbed twenties) I had all the trappings of "success". I had two fully running and newish cars, a nice house, two good jobs between us, happy kids, a fenced yard, cats, etc. The whole shebang. I shopped at Nordstrom and Macy's and felt like I had achieved … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Fish out of water 

The Daily Gazette: March 14th, 2015

One thing I enjoy most is reading other articles and blog posts about mental illness and will be sharing my Top 3 with you in the hopes of increasing awareness: Mental Health: A New Priority in Corporate America – by Nancy Wang Joe Sifer was a moody, agitated and sometimes angry young employee at Booz Allen … Continue reading The Daily Gazette: March 14th, 2015

This Bipolar Life: Coming Out

When I was first diagnosed with bipolar depression I actually took it rather well. I was relieved to have an explanation and some sort of lifeline to get out of the hell I was going through. Between raising three children under five, a tween, working full time and being a partner, well damn...it's enough to … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Coming Out