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

Why Consistency is the Key to Mental Health Success

What time did you get up today? What time did you get up last Sunday? What time will you get up tomorrow? Does it affect mental health? It may seem a little odd to start a blog post with questions about what time you get up. There is a reason, though. Consistency, especially for mental … Continue reading Why Consistency is the Key to Mental Health Success

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

Familial Mediterranean Fever – What is it?

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?