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
Bipolar is a cruel illness for so many reasons. Perhaps one of the worst is the fact that you often cannot trust the way you perceive the world around you. Hence the need for a Bipolar translator. I have joked about writing a book with this title for years. Those of us with bipolar know … Continue reading Speaking Bipolar – A Mental Illness Translator
It is insidious and relentless. Stress and anxiety make it worse, and that creates more stress and anxiety. Very few people, doctors included, have even heard of it. What is it? Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). Likely you have never heard of it either. Disclaimer: The writer of this article is not a medical professional. While links will … Continue reading Familial Mediterranean Fever – What is it?