How To Be Happier: Change Your Mental Illness Perspective

You want to be happy. Bipolar disorder, mental or chronic illness, and other situations can make that difficult. Changing your perspective can help. | #happy #happiness #bipolar #mentalillness #inspiration #motivation

Everyone wants to be happy. For most people, it is one of their top goals.¬†When you live with a mental illness like bipolar disorder, the quest for happiness seems that much harder. No one can wave a magic wand and make you happy. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they could? Instead, happiness usually takes some … Continue reading How To Be Happier: Change Your Mental Illness Perspective

Bipolar Musings: What a Panic Attack Feels Like

What does a panic attack feel like? Read a blogger's personal experience. | #anxiety #panicattack #bipolar

Panic attack! Have you ever had one? If so, you know that few things in life can be as unpleasant or scary, especially the first time you have one. When I was in the hospital many years ago now, they compared a panic attack to a tornado or vortex. What may start as a small … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: What a Panic Attack Feels Like

15 Top Books You Need to Survive Bipolar Disorder

Living with bipolar disorder brings its own unique challenges. This post considers the top 15 books to help you survive bipolar. | #bipolar #mentalillness #books #workbook

Hearing a doctor tell you that you have Bipolar Disorder can be one of the most overwhelming experiences of your life. If your thoughts weren't racing already, those words will send them into high gear. Don't panic, for you can survive bipolar and learn to live with it successfully. Bipolar gets a fair amount of … Continue reading 15 Top Books You Need to Survive Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Musings: Losing Time and Dancing With Disaster

One of the unique challenges that bipolar disorder sometimes presents is that of losing time. What's that like? Read this post to find out. | #Bipolar #mentalillness #manic

Hello, blogging world. It's your friendly, neighborhood bipolar writer. Of, at least, one of them. Today, I don't have anything specific to tell you. Instead, I'm just going to talk about me for a little bit and the concept of losing time. I was diagnosed as bipolar in 1995. It took a good three years … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Losing Time and Dancing With Disaster

Spotlight on Gratitude: 15 Inspiring Quotes Will Make You Stronger

It's hard to stay positive when you have a mental or other chronic illness. Gratitude can help. Read 15 inspirational quotes that will help you to cope. | #gratitude #chronicillness #bipolar #spoonie #mentalillness

Gratitude is a powerful tool. This is true for everyone, but especially essential for those dealing with chronic illness. Find the extra shot of strength you need from the following 15 inspirational quotes. Events in life are frequently overwhelming. When you throw chronic or mental illness into the mix, it can be downright unbearable. However, … Continue reading Spotlight on Gratitude: 15 Inspiring Quotes Will Make You Stronger

Familial Mediterranean Fever – A Day in the Life

Living with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a constant challenge, like getting on a roller coaster blindfolded. Read one patient's experience.

Riding Roller Coasters Blindfolded Living with Familial Mediterranean Fever goes a little something like this: The day was well planned. Work, lunch with friends, then a little yard work. It was going to be a good and productive day. Then I woke up, and everything changed in an instant. Coping with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) … Continue reading Familial Mediterranean Fever – A Day in the Life

The End – A Poem From Rock Bottom

The End - a Poem about despair and reaching rock bottom. #poem #poetry #poet

I have agonized a little about sharing this poem. It's been on my mind quite a bit, especially with the recent celebrity suicides dominating the news headlines. The poem is dark, so it may not be the best read for everyone, especially if you are already feeling down and depressed. However, my number one purpose … Continue reading The End – A Poem From Rock Bottom

How To Succeed and Get Back on Your Feet: 15 Inspirational Quotes

No matter what you do, there will be times you fall down. You don't have to stay down. Find inspiration to get back up with this post featuring 15 motivational quotes. Each quote is expanded by looking at how it can be used to help you get back up.

It is inevitable. You are going to fall down. We all do. It's impossible to completely avoid. But you don't have to stay down. You can get back on your feet. While physical falls are problematic, most often the falls that are the hardest to get up from are mental or emotional. It may be … Continue reading How To Succeed and Get Back on Your Feet: 15 Inspirational Quotes

The Bipolar Avalanche – Playing High Stakes Jenga

Living successfully with Bipolar Disorder is a constant balancing act. It's important to keep physical activity, proper nutrition and adequate rest each in their proper place. The Bipolar brain loves to do everything it can to throw off that balance. Balance is possible. It's sometimes complicated and requires daily, if not hourly, attention. Below are … Continue reading The Bipolar Avalanche – Playing High Stakes Jenga