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
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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
Bipolar, Chronic Illness, and Spinning Plates For the most part, I have every intention of writing informative and helpful posts. Most posts should help to start conversations, offer validation and create empathy, but living with bipolar, plans sometimes change. Periodically, I will also be writing posts for me. These are posts that you, as the reader, … Continue reading Bipolar, Chronic Illness, and Spinning Plates
50 Unique Self-Care Ideas for Mental Health Darkness and repetitive thoughts are a recurring theme for people dealing with mental health issues. Breaking the cycle requires self-care and moving in a new direction. But those darkest moments often blind you from alternatives. From personal experience, I have learned that the best way to reset a … Continue reading 50 Unique Self-Care Ideas for Mental Health