I ran across an interesting conversation about this subject recently so I figured it'd be good blog fodder. Chronic illness: Continuing a long time or recurring frequently. Mental illness belongs in that definition too. It matters. It is a medical condition caused by a *physical* chemical imbalance and it comes with a set of spoons … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Chronic Illness
Before I dive deep on this please know I am in a stable place. I would have to be to even write this. Please keep any comments kind and supportive as this is easily one of the most vulnerable posts for me since I've started years ago. Ever see those "8 things a bipolar person … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Violence of the Mind
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?
I’m not really sure what to write sometimes. I wish I had profound things to pass along but the reality that I’m just one person and I’m not even particularly witty hits me pretty hard on occasion. See, before the onset of my bipolar I was a wreck but had my good moments. Once we … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Numb
I sit down to write and yet nothing comes out. Nothing of substance at least. I don't even know where to start anymore. I'm trying to figure out my identity above and beyond my bipolar and that's scary. It's hard. It may even be one of the biggest challenges I will ever face. I know … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: What to Write?