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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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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