After the Episodes, Who Are You?

The Many "True Selves" of Bipolar Disorder

The Many “True Selves” of Bipolar Disorder

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder relatively late in life… around 35. Not long after my diagnosis, I had to switch medications and everything fell apart: a bankruptcy, despite earning nearly $1M in … Continue

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Your parents were wrong. You are enough.

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Sometimes, it’s never quite enough…
If you’re flawless, then you’re in my love.
Don’t forget to win first place.
Don’t forget to keep that smile on your face.
Be a good boy.
Try a little

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How To Be Too Productive

woman.reading.tablet1-282x195Productivity. Just the word makes me smile. Yes, I admit it. I’m a productivity junkie. When the other women at the nail salon are watching Ellen and reading worn-out beauty magazines, I’m on my tablet reading productivity blogs. “You’re Continue

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You Can Do Anything

Someone was hurt before you,

wronged before you,

hungry before you,

frightened before you,

beaten before you,

humiliated before you,

raped before you… yet,

someone survived…

You can do anything you choose to do.

— Maya Angelou

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Recognize Your Brain is Running Old Software

Yesterday I went for a walk outside by myself. “Big deal” is what most people would say. But it’s not something I’ve done since my diagnosis changed from panic disorder to bipolar disorder to bipolar disorder with treatment-resistant depression. Everyone … Continue

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Bipolar Disorder and Trauma: A Story

For Some, It Started Young

She was six when her parents recall expecting her to help out with all the work that came from having a father and mother who worked full-time, a baby brother with autism, and full-time school … Continue

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