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

15 Top Books You Need to Survive Bipolar Disorder

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. You can survive manic-depressive disorder and learn to live with it successfully. Bipolar gets a fair amount of negative press in the news and in TV and movie … Continue reading 15 Top Books You Need to Survive Bipolar Disorder

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

Bipolar Musings: Losing Time and Dancing With Disaster

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 from then for my good doctors (and a few terrible … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Losing Time and Dancing With Disaster

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

Spotlight on Gratitude: 15 Inspiring Quotes Will Make You Stronger

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, even when physical strength fails you, power can be regained … Continue reading Spotlight on Gratitude: 15 Inspiring Quotes Will Make You Stronger

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

Familial Mediterranean Fever – A Day in the Life

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) is a constant roller coaster. Perhaps the worst part is … Continue reading Familial Mediterranean Fever – A Day in the Life

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

The End – A Poem From Rock Bottom

TW: suicide 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 in starting this blog was to help start … Continue reading The End – A Poem From Rock Bottom