By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the “dot journal” craze. It’s in every craft store, supplies sell fly off the shelves at bookstores and sell even better online. Guess what I did? Tried it. Why? Because everyone else was, of course! Here is a bit of insight into my ridiculous foray of journaling with… Read More Here a Dot. There a Dot. Dots Everywhere!
So much happened this week in the mental health world. Here are a few articles (and a webinar!) about bipolar and other conditions. Each article has been carefully reviewed and I offer a brief summary and opinion for you to see them through my lens as well. Please take a look and comment below about… Read More This Bipolar Life: Weekly Round Up
This “leaving the nest” is so not my thing. At least not quite yet. I’m definitely not prepared. Like all kids, my kids need me less and different ways than ever before. I don’t know if anyone is ever ready for kids to leave “on time” much less to do so “early”. But this “leaving early” bit is for… Read More This Bipolar Life: The Nest
So, when I was first diagnosed with bipolar 1 the docs and therapists always told me about the importance of tracking my moods. Suffice it to say (and I’m sure those that know me will attest to this) I failed hard. Trying to write everything out was a bit overwhelming and, frankly, wasn’t effective for… Read More This Bipolar Life: There’s an app for that
My desire to be informed is in conflict with my need to stay sane. I’ve seen this as a meme and it is funny but there’s a measure of biting truth in it for me and others with mental illness. Especially those who deal with grandiosity, or feelings and beliefs of “larger than life” or “most awesome… Read More This Bipolar Life: When You Know Better