Monthly Archives: September 2014

My Secret Closet…..Bipolar Disorder

“I never connected your being Bipolar with mental illness”.  That was what my son said to me yesterday. He said he knew I had extreme highs and lows, because I had told him that years ago when I was formally … Continue reading

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Extremes….My Way Of Life

Compulsive and obsessive are words I am all too familiar  with.  I could well be their poster child.  I don’t believe I am ever half way between on or off for very long. My toggle button is stuck.  Half measures in … Continue reading

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Normal…Let’s Refine What That Really Means

I think the word normal is misused.  Here is why.  I knew of a medical student who was sneezed on by an infant while making rounds at a hospital where he was getting his training. He left the hospital, went  home, … Continue reading

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Talking and Listening are Worlds Apart………..HEARING IS AN ART

This was written in 2014. The message is still a good one today. Listen carefully to those you care about. They may be saying something important that you need to hear. Communicating from my heart and soul about being Bipolar … Continue reading

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BIPOLAR EPISODE IN REAL TIME : Right now!

Yes I am in the mist of an episode right this minute. I have been manic most of the last few days. This blog will probably not be my best writing, because I am having problems focusing and organizing my … Continue reading

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Having Courage To Speak Out Was Scary… But Necessary

After finishing my first  published blog today I went poking around to see how things worked.  I saw where I could immediately connect to Face Book and I tried and got there fine.  Then I saw Face Book  down below. … Continue reading

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My Experiences Of Being Bipolar… Simplified… And Who I Want To Reach

There are so many unanswered  questions about being Bipolar.  I have never talked face  to face with anyone who was Bipolar.  I have read articles and talked to professionals, but they probably had no personal experience with the disorder themselves, … Continue reading

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