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

4 Things a Chronic Illness Teaches You

4 Things a Chronic Illness Teaches You Living every day with a chronic illness is not for wimps. This is a true statement whether the illness is mental or physical. An insidious evil enters your life and changes each and every day that follows. It's not a hopeless cause. Millions of people worldwide continue to live … Continue reading 4 Things a Chronic Illness Teaches You

Bipolar and Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Bipolar and Biting Off More Than You Can Chew April was not a great month and May has not started well either. First, I was taken out by an extremely long Familial Mediterranean Fever attack. Next, a bad chest cold set in. I finally felt like I was going to be able to come up … Continue reading Bipolar and Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Bipolar, Chronic Illness, and Spinning Plates

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

12 Signals That Point to Bipolar Disorder

Frequently hard to diagnose, bipolar disorder tends to be a moving target. While a physician only gets a brief look into the life of the patient, it is often up to family and friends to provide the necessary context that can help lead to a proper diagnosis. If you or a loved one have been … Continue reading 12 Signals That Point to Bipolar Disorder

Speaking Bipolar – A Mental Illness Translator

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