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
So have you ever experienced what it's like to feel elated and despairing at the same time? Wanting to jump for joy and in the next moment sad and crying over nothing big? I have. In bipolar jargon it's part of what's called a "mixed state" and for me it can cause me to go around … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: The Success and Failure of Badass Project Management
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
Now, there is only so much my brain can do to think my mind into believing things are better than they feel (because, you know I get my own special brand of funky symptoms) but there are three things in my "Fake it 'til you make it" toolkit I thought I'd share for folks who are down in the dumps … Continue reading This Bipolar Life: Fake it ’til You Make It Baby!