Approaching someone with Bipolar Disorder
I feel so privileged to be sharing this blog with others through the International Bipolar Foundation, as well as being able to direct you to my personal blog.
Where to start? I thought writing a bio would be easier, but my manic mind right now is thinking…what do I share, what not, what relevant information do folks want to know and lastly, I don’t want to bore folks!
In this new year, I am resolving to track my emotions better...
Not because emotions are my enemy or anything like that. Maybe a better word to use is I want to appreciate the subtle changes in my emotions more.
This is not a new thought of course, but it came to me more clearly recently when I was lucky enough to find a swing that I could fit on (not many of those around these days, I am sad to say).
2013: The Year of Intentions, Not Resolutions
So, the New Year rolls around, and suddenly everyone’s talking about getting healthy. After living through another year of struggling to keep my moods stable, my side-effects manageable and my weight from spiraling, I have had to ask myself what “healthy” means to me in this context. What do I want to achieve in terms of my mental and physical health? I’m not keen on the word “resolution” – a resolution feels like quite a rigid commitment, and one that will leave me feeling bad if I can’t meet it.
Fresh and New
January... The month of new beginnings and fresh starts. The slate is wiped clean of all past doings and the hope for a better tomorrow is so thick you can slice it right out of the air and serve it for dinner! Then what? When the bloom of change begins to whither and die, how do you get back the fresh start you were so desperately hoping for? When you start to drag your feet and pray for the end of the day to come swiftly so that you can retreat back to your room where you feel safest, how do you get past this urge to stay withdrawn?
The Word of the Year
Every year, instead of making a resolution, one of my good friends chooses a word to live by and grow with in the upcoming year. She inspired me to do the same.
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Healthy [hel-thee] adjective: in good condition; a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity; free from injury, illness and pain.
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How Positive Thinking Changed Bipolar Disorder for Me
Flying home with a sinking feeling
by Deborrah Bédard
I'm so tearful. I'm embarrassed sitting here at the gate waiting for a plane that will take me away.
Every Yin has its Yang!
By Corrin E.Ofori
While fishing through my old journals and day planners I came across something that I wrote on January 22nd of 2010: