This Bipolar Life: Beyond Bipolar

I'm 44. I've known I've had bipolar now for 14 years of my life. That's about one-third of my lifetime has been knowingly spent living with and battling this disease. Now, instead of continuing to fight it (ack - it's awful!) I've decided to embrace it. I'm firmly in the "Who am I?" phase anyway … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Beyond Bipolar

Random, Crazy, Disorganized, and Awesome…the Early Morning Teen

With school of teenagers coming up head this throwback of a post seems perfect: Okay, even adults don't want to get up at 6am to leave the house for work so why on earth we would create a system that requires the moodiest of human creatures to do so is beyond me.  That said I … Continue reading Random, Crazy, Disorganized, and Awesome…the Early Morning Teen

This Bipolar Life: Weekly Wrap Up

I love to read articles about mental health and have gathered a few that I found interesting. Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. I'm a Hypocrite for Hiding My Mental Illness From My Kids (HuffPost Canada) My bipolar II disorder has had me juggling life with grueling periods of exhaustion that … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Weekly Wrap Up

This Bipolar Life: Weekly Wrap Up

Here is this week's round up of interesting psych articles. I hope you find them as interesting as I did: Semicolon tattoos surge in solidarity for those with mental illness Marty Keltz gave himself a special gift last week to mark his 71 birthday. He got his first tattoo, a black semicolon inked on the … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Weekly Wrap Up

This Bipolar Life: Sick and Sliding

Why is it that when I am physically ill it can trigger a depressive episode? Is it the sitting around doing nothing? Is it the feeling of my body betraying me? Is it all the sleeping? Is it the time I now have to think of everything that's ever happened in my life and ruminate on it? … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Sick and Sliding