11 Things: The Truth About Surviving Bipolar Disorder

11 Things The Truth About Surviving Bipolar Disorder Blog

Let's get real for a moment. Living with bipolar disorder sucks. There's no way to sugarcoat that fact. Occasionally¬†there are positive aspects, like the manic days when you're able to spring clean your whole house, but for the most part, every single day with the disease sucks. Surviving bipolar is a constant struggle. I'm not … Continue reading 11 Things: The Truth About Surviving Bipolar Disorder

11 Simple Ways To Improve Your Bipolar Life

11 Simple Ways to improve your bipolar life

Like most illnesses, Bipolar disorder will only get worse if not properly treated. Let's be honest, though, treating manic depression correctly involves a lot of trial and error. The drug cocktail that works for you might send someone else into hypomania. There is some good news, though. You can improve your bipolar life. While not … Continue reading 11 Simple Ways To Improve Your Bipolar Life

Bipolar Musings: Riding in Chaos on the Relationship Carousel

Having a successful relationship when one partner has bipolar or another mental illness.

So, I'm bipolar. You probably suspected, based on the name of my blog. Being such often means living in a very different world than what most people see. This is especially true when you are in a bipolar relationship, but there is hope that you can be successful. This article lists seven things you can … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Riding in Chaos on the Relationship Carousel

Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

Living with bipolar and chronic illness is a constant adventure. Sometimes events happen that throw you against the wall. Read on warrior's personal patient experience. | #bipolar #chronicillness #spoonies #mentalillness

Hello, world. Today is one of those days. If you have a mental illness or live with chronic illness, you will know what I mean by that. For those of you that may not understand right away, I will attempt to use my bipolar brain to explain it meaningfully. This has been a tough week. … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

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. You can survive manic-depressive disorder 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