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    Hello Hypomania [PLUS] Affirmations for Anxiety

    For a few days, the hypomanic cloud hovered above my head. According to my husband, I was talking loudly and pressured. Then we did the old Daylight Savings Time Dance and my symptoms exploded. For a few days, I was having panic attacks at various intervals. I chose to call them “anxiety jolts” because I […] Read more…

    7 Gifts Depression Has Given Me

      Usually, when we think of depression, we immediately imagine the worse things about having it. The sadness. The guilt. The overwhelming crushing feeling. But there is another side of depression. Depression teaches us about our gifts too.  Following are seven things that I’m grateful to have learned from depression. Support Network First and foremost […] Read more…

    I Have a Secret

    I have a secret that I’ve never admitted to anyone aside from my husband. You really can’t tell anyone about this. I am an appointment canceler. When I have an appointment, I panic about it first thing in the morning. There’s a different reason to get anxious about each appointment. Sometimes its because I haven’t […] Read more…

    The Side Effect Situation

    It’s not unusual to for me to wake up and not know what day it is. I usually have to do a little mental calculation that involves remembering what yesterday was. I don’t know why my brain is so confused about what day it is, but it sure is a fun way (serious sarcasm) to […] Read more…

    What To Do When Hypomania or Mania Hits

    I am cruising Amazon.com’s Daily Deals looking for something to buy. Something just right…that I can’t live without. My cursor hovers over the “Add to Cart” button. Then I spin the wheel on the mouse and look at other things I can’t live without. I don’t have control over my spending when I’m hypomanic. Well, […] Read more…

    Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire.

    You never know where your mental health journey will take you. After thebirth of my son, my menstrual cycle became awful. I would bet thatthere are a good number of women who deal with a menstrual cycle from hell. Two weeks into my cycle, my mood became depressed and irritable. This continued until my period […] Read more…

    Steady As She Goes: Bipolar Disorder

    Having Bipolar Disorder I or II can feel like your life is a never ending series of hills: sometimes you’re down in the valley (the dumps) and others you’re on a peak (mania/hypomania). Wouldn’t it be great to walk a more even path and have fewer mood swings? Of course it would. This post is designed […] Read more…

    Conquer Your Anxiety

    Anxiety is a powerful feeling. It can bring us to our knees at times or trap us in our house. What, Exactly, is Anxiety? According to Mayo Clinic, anxiety is “…a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.” The cause of anxiety isn’t fully […] Read more…

    Needed: New Psychiatrist

    At some point, you will need to find a new psychiatrist. Your doctor may be retiring, moving or leaving your insurance network. So how do you go about finding a new doctor who meets your needs? First, ask your current doctor if they have any recommendations. If they don’t, its time to Google your way […] Read more…

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