Bad mental health days. We all have them, but when you live with bipolar disorder, it adds another dimension to the struggle. Are you not sure what a bonafide bad mental health day looks like? Read on and see if you can relate. You overslept because you forgot to set your alarm. … [Read more...] about Seven Strategies to Improve a Bad Mental Health Day
Bipolar Coping Strategies
Coping with bipolar is not a one size fits all remedy. These blog posts discuss the positive and negative ways people cope with bipolar disorder. They also share my tried-and-true strategies for living a fuller, more balanced life as you navigate bipolar disorder.
Isn’t it funny how everyone races back to the gym in January and attendance rates skyrocket? Everyone overindulged during the holidays, and they feel lumpy, bumpy, and a little bit fluffy! When they get the nerve to step on the scale, the number confirms the price tag for eating … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons to Bump Exercise to the Top of Your Self-care Routine
When I was a schoolgirl, my favorite part of a new school year was opening a brand-new notebook. The white pages were a blank canvas I couldn’t wait to fill. Every year, I did my best to keep my notebook perfect. I didn’t want a single scratch out. But inevitably, I always made … [Read more...] about Five Therapeutic Benefits of Consistent Journaling
You drive into the parking lot at Walmart, but someone cuts you off and slides into your parking spot right before you do. You dig in your purse for five minutes until realize you forgot your grocery list at home. So, you walk down the aisles one at a time, crossing your fingers … [Read more...] about Four Strategies to Help Maintain a Positive Attitude While Managing Mental Illness
Self-medicate. What picture comes to mind when you hear that term? My mind immediately forms a mental image of an individual who is drunk or high. Most people use the term self-medicate to describe someone mentally ill who uses alcohol and drugs to manage their symptoms instead … [Read more...] about Seven Ways the Mentally Ill Self-Medicate