Relationships and Being Bipolar

Being Bipolar has, in general, caused difficulty in my relationships. Not just romantic relationships, but also my relationships with family members, friends, co-workers, classmates and even the general relationship you have with others as you go about your day. This week I added a new element to my relationship with my partner – we got…

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Balance: Leisure, Productivity and Self-Care

One of the eye-opening and ultimately life changing lessons I learned during one of my inpatient stays was the theory of balance. Considering I’ve named my blog “Bipolar Balancing Act” you can see that it really has had an impact on my life. The concept is simple. In order to optimize your health – particularly…

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Square Breathing

Breathing – that ever important, life sustaining action that usually happens unconsciously. You breathe in, you breathe out, repeat repeat repeat. But then it happens, everything careens out of control and your breath is racing or you find yourself holding it all in. This often happens to me when I am experiencing a panic attack.…

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A Bipolar Balancing Act

For years I struggled with finding any balance in my life. I careened from the depths of depression and suicidal ideation to the heights of perfectionistic achievement. I managed to maintain an outward facade of control and peace. No one believed me when I first came out with my struggle with depression and desire to…

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