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Learning to Live Well
with Bipolar Disorder

Podcast Interview: The Wellness Project with Des

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Desiree Argentina on her podcast The Wellness Project with Des and it was a wonderful interview. She asked me: To share my
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Podcast Interview: Master Your Mental with Paris Prynkiewicz

I had the opportunity recently to be interviewed by Paris Prynkiewicz on her podcast Master Your Mental. In the interview Paris asked me about: my experience with bipolar disorder (my
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Introducing Scott Ninneman from Speaking Bipolar

Several months ago Scott’s Speaking Bipolar popped up in my Instagram feed. He was followed by some of the people I follow, and I love the content he puts out.
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Guest Post: Turning Your Lemons Into Lemonade: How to Make the Most of Difficult Situations by Scott Ninneman

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Bipolar Disorder: Lessons from the Pandemic

I remember when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in the beginning of 2020 and the shutdown started I was relieved at first. I was struggling at the time with managing what
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Bipolar Disorder: How My Daughter Saved My Life

TW: This blog post mentions suicide. If you are having thoughts of self-harm please contact 911 (or your local emergency services) or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 (in the
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Bipolar Disorder: The Journey to Wellness

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day. She asked me what I would say to someone about how to live well with bipolar disorder? As I
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Bipolar Disorder: It's All In Your Head!

I remember the day I went to my first appointment with the psychiatrist. I was so severely depressed I couldn’t really think of what to say. My aunt–who I had
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Bipolar Disorder: Monitoring Your Mood

When you have bipolar disorder it can feel like your disorder is in the driver’s seat of your mind and you are just along for the ride. It can create
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Bipolar Disorder: Mental Health vs. Mental Illness

Over the past few years there has been an increase in the public discussion of mental health due to the increasing stressors in the world. This is such a positive
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Bipolar Disorder: The Pandemic of Negative Media

Over the past few years it seems that media has been getting more and more intense, more stressful and more controversial. With increased access to social media and platforms like
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PODCAST: The Reality of it All

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with @therealityofitall21 on her awesome podcast! Living well with bipolar disorder is absolutely possible, and that is a message I LOVE sharing. Check out this
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Bipolar Disorder: What's Your Depression Saying?

One of my favorite animated children’s films is Inside Out by Disney. It makes you laugh, cry and is a genuinely wonderful movie. But more than that, it is extremely
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Bipolar Disorder: Self-care

Learning to practice effective self-care to manage bipolar disorder is not easy, but it is worth the effort, and it will get easier.
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Bipolar Disorder: The Rollercoaster

In order to live a healthy, balanced, productive life with bipolar disorder you need to learn how to get off the rollercoaster and live with stability and consistency.
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Bipolar Disorder: Motherhood

Motherhood is challenging for everyone. Motherhood with bipolar disorder brings added difficulty. But it is absolutely possible to parent well with bipolar disorder. 
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Bipolar Disorder: You are not broken!

Home There is a famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” When it comes to learning to live well with bipolar disorder, comparison can be the
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Bipolar Disorder: The Stages of Grief

Home What do you remember from the day you were diagnosed? What were the thoughts and feelings that went through your mind? How many times have you questioned your diagnosis?
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Bipolar Disorder: The Recovery Cycle

Once when I was struggling with a depressive episode I went to a counseling appointment and told my counselor how discouraged I was. I felt so frustrated that I was
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Bipolar Disorder: Yoga for Your Mind and Body

The first yoga pose I ever remember doing was Child’s Pose. I remember reading about it in an article when I was in college. The article stated it was a
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Bipolar Disorder: Walking and Running

One of the important elements to living well with Bipolar Disorder is regular exercise. One of the challenges I have found over the years, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,
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NEW private Facebook group for Mom’s with bipolar disorder! 

If you want to live a balanced, healthy, productive life, despite your condition, you are in the right place!

This is a group where we acknowledge that we have bipolar disorder, but we want to take responsibility for ourselves and learn how to live well with it.