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with Bipolar Disorder

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Symptoms of Mania and Depression: Don't Normalize Them!

Something that I have noticed on social media over the past few years is the normalization of the symptoms of mania and depression. It is usually motivated by the desire
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Should I Have Children If I Have Bipolar Disorder?

One question I hear frequently is:  “Should I have children if I have bipolar disorder?”  This question and the worry underlying it are understandable. There are so many unknowns with
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New Years Resolutions for bipolar

New Year's Resolutions for Bipolar Disorder: The Road to Wellness

It’s that time a year again, when many people resolve to make changes in their life to improve in some way. The new year feels like a natural time to
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Bipolar Disorder: Boundaries?

Boundaries. We hear that word all the time but how many people actually understand what boundaries are and how to set and respect healthy boundaries?  A few years ago I
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Bipolar Disorder: The Kanye Effect

Kanye West has been in the media a lot lately. Every other day there is a story about the latest outrageous thing he has done or said. We all have
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Interview by Hope and Way: How to Live Life to the Fullest as a Mother with Bipolar Disorder with Michelle

Michelle is a mother who is not only living with and managing her bipolar disorder but is also thriving! She has used tools and techniques on herself to make her
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Bipolar Disorder: Six Tips for Getting the Most Out of Therapy

Recently I have been thinking about the blessing that therapy has been in my life and how I didn’t always feel that way. When I was first diagnosed with bipolar
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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

SCOTT IS A GUEST BLOGGER FROM SPEAKING BIPOLAR WRITING ABOUT FINDING COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE FACING YOUR BIPOLAR DIAGNOSIS. Growing up, I made every effort to be home by dark. Two
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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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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.