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

Bipolar Musings: Riding in Chaos on the Relationship Carousel

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 do to improve your odds. What is a bipolar relationship? … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Riding in Chaos on the Relationship Carousel

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

Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

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. Three doctors visits and too little sleep are the biggest … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

You want to be happy. Bipolar disorder, mental or chronic illness, and other situations can make that difficult. Changing your perspective can help. | #happy #happiness #bipolar #mentalillness #inspiration #motivation

How To Be Happier: Change Your Mental Illness Perspective

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 work. You may be thinking, “Somedays I barely have the … Continue reading How To Be Happier: Change Your Mental Illness Perspective

What does a panic attack feel like? Read a blogger's personal experience. | #anxiety #panicattack #bipolar

Bipolar Musings: What a Panic Attack Feels Like

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 twinge of anxiety can quickly mushroom and spin wildly out … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: What a Panic Attack Feels Like

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

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 … Continue reading 15 Top Books You Need to Survive Bipolar Disorder