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: 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

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