When Anxiety Stops Everything

The secret to being a successful blogger is to be always writing things that can benefit others. A good blogger should see a problem and then show you how to fix it. I wish I was that blogger. Anxiety has slowly been taking over my life to the point that now it has nearly crippled … Continue reading When Anxiety Stops Everything

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

How To Be Happier: Change Your Mental Illness Perspective

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

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

Bipolar Musings: What a Panic Attack Feels Like

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

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 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

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 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