Karen Hart did not sleep for two weeks, except for the occasional nap. She barely ate, because going without food made her feel “superhuman.’’
Hart, then a junior at MIT, was juggling course work with a heavy load of activities; she was an actor, a set designer, and technical director for the school musical. She had no problem doing it all.
To Be or Not To Be....THAT is the Question.......
This year, I had several friends celebrating Mother's Day for the very first time with their newborns. I was so happy and excited for them; starting a family and moving into the next phase of their life. However, I couldn't help but be a little sad because I am not at that point in my life yet. Having children is something that I do want to do eventually, when the time is right.
May 22, 2012
What a great idea, I thought. I’d write a blog for Mental Health week and especially for Mental Health blogging day, May 16, 2012.
Then, I considered what I’d blog about. There are so many topics out there to learn more about and to give information.
Maybe it’s just me.
Bipolar Motherhood: What it Means to be “Mom Enough”
They come in threes.
I would like to say how happy I am to be blogging at the International Bipolar Foundation! Happy is a very interesting word because it indicates that you're in a good place...The International Bipolar Foundation IS such A GOOD place. Especially if you deal with what else, Bipolar Disorder!
I am one of those people who feels the need to make a difference. I hate to stand by and see others suffer. So it's no surprise that I tend to be drawn to the kind of jobs known as "the helping professions." Over the last 15 years, as well as bringing up two children, I’ve worked in a variety of helping roles. I’ve volunteered at my local Women’s Centre, supporting victims of domestic violence.
In the words of Sheryl Crow, I can’t cry anymore.
At least, not for now. Please. I’m exhausted. Crying is draining, although it feels strangely good at the same time. Some of it has to do with “being a girl,” but more of it has to do with other stuff – medication stuff – which I hope gets resolved quickly, as I went to the doctor today and left equipped with a new game plan.