learn to live well withBipolar Disorder.
Why are you here?
Bipolar disorder is a very real medical problem, similar to type 1 diabetes. There should be no shame in asking for and receiving help. No mother should have to suffer with a medical problem alone when there are answers that can help her to live a full and productive life.
Follow the steps below to start your journey to dealing with this disorder.
I do not approach wellness from a clinical perspective, because I am not a licensed clinician. Read more about my holistic path to living well with bipolar disorder in the blog.
You are not broken!
Learning to Like Yourself as You Are
The Stages of Grief
Reconstruction and Working Through
The Recovery Cycle
The Path to Wellness is Not Linear
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What is the first thing you think of when you hear the term “bipolar”? Dysfunctional, crazy, unstable, lunatic? How about “broken”? That's what I thought the first time I was diagnosed with this illness back in 1998. All I could think about when I heard the words come out of my doctor's mouth was “I'm broken.” I had always known that there was something wrong, but I just thought it was my fault, and that if I tried harder I could fix myself. But now the doctor was telling me that there was something wrong with my brain chemistry and that with medication they could help me to manage the symptoms.