I often wonder how long my moods will last. I spend a lot of time thinking about how I will deal with any changes and always have a heightened awareness of my current mood. As you can imagine this is draining. I never know who I’m waking up to and that is frustrating at best. I… Read More This Bipolar Life: Tigger vs. Eeyore
I’m 40 but I’ve been a mom since I gave birth to my oldest when I was just 17. I then went on to help create and raise four wonderful kiddos. But it’s kind of weird lately. They are all in or near their teens are doing what they are supposed to do and growing up, which means… Read More This Bipolar Life: Meeting Myself
Looking for love while bipolar is hard enough. Being in love while bipolar is even harder. It involves remembering small details that are far too easy to forget. It means triple-checking everything coming out of your mouth to make sure it’s as kind as possible. It means sacrificing your ego on the mantle of humility and,… Read More This Bipolar Life: Love in a Disordered World
My Gram used to say that people first seek to be understood and the older I get the more I realize the wisdom of those words. To me, hearing and listening are two different things. Hearing is something done automatically as part of our body’s sensory integration system. In fact the New York Times published… Read More This Bipolar Life: Tell Me Can You Hear Me?
I love to read articles about mental health and have gathered a few that I found interesting. Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. I’m a Hypocrite for Hiding My Mental Illness From My Kids (HuffPost Canada) My bipolar II disorder has had me juggling life with grueling periods of exhaustion that… Read More This Bipolar Life: Weekly Wrap Up