Carrie Fisher

I’ve promoted Carrie Fisher many, many times on this blog. It’s no exaggeration to say she is my hero. Despite having so much to lose, because she’s a celebrity, Carrie has no skeletons in her closet. For decades she’s courageously been open and honest about having bipolar disorder, as well as a history of using LSD and other drugs.

Last night Carrie had a heart attack while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Emergency units met her plane in LA and she is still in intensive care. I’ve thought of her all night.

Not only does Carrie speak honestly, she’s also pretty damned funny. The video below is an interview she did on the Today show in 2008. It perfectly illustrates why I adore her. Hang in there, Carrie.

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  16 comments for “Carrie Fisher

  1. December 28, 2016 at 00:15

    Dear Bradley, I at first didn’t want to click like on this post because I had already read your post about her death. But I braved to watch this video and oh my am loving her too late maybe… this poor mental health community with few like Carrie – such a soulfully candid beautiful woman – getting really personally sad

    • Bradley
      December 28, 2016 at 00:19

      I’m glad you chose to watch it. We have much to learn from her amazing life.

      • December 28, 2016 at 00:54

        You are right Bradley, each death and especially one which makes me feel this shallow and sad, actually keeps me grounded in the reality of my own imminent death. Not imminent because I know for sure when it’s gonna be; but imminent because there’s no doubt it’s gonna be. What really keeps me going is the realization that I have a choice in how I want to live in the in between if you get my point. Now; I may not be a celebrity, but I can live an Amazing ans impactful life – that’s my goal – without knowing her dear Carrie before these past days … I can affirm that she was pretty amazing just by what I have quickly read and watched so far. Grateful for such inspiring souls who cross our path in some direct or indirect way on this planet. Thanks for sharing and bringing this awesome personality to my attention.

        • Bradley
          December 28, 2016 at 10:10

          You’re welcome. I’m glad I did

  2. December 26, 2016 at 07:20

    Hi Bradley, just thought I’d let you know that Carrie Fisher’s mom made a statement on Christmas day that Carrie is recovering. Read it here: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/carrie-fisher-stable-condition-after-heart-attack-mother-debbie-reynolds-n700006

    • Bradley
      December 26, 2016 at 08:43

      Thank you, Journey. That is good new

  3. Anonymous
    December 24, 2016 at 12:42

    That’s me, Dyane, by the way!

    • Bradley
      December 24, 2016 at 15:08

      Hi Dyane! 😊

  4. Anonymous
    December 24, 2016 at 12:41

    I have also been thinking of her and praying for her!!! So many others are doing the same, which comforts me.

    • Bradley
      December 24, 2016 at 15:07

      I can’t stop thinking about her. I keep checking the news for updates, but there hasn’t been anything new other than commentary from fellow passengers.

  5. December 24, 2016 at 12:14

    It breaks my heart for her, I hope she will be alright too. Love her!!!

    • Bradley
      December 24, 2016 at 15:11

      She’s easy to love.

  6. December 24, 2016 at 11:42

    I love her, too. I hope she’s going to be okay.

    • Bradley
      December 24, 2016 at 11:53

      I don’t pray much, but she is in my thoughts. I’m wishing her the best

  7. December 24, 2016 at 09:20

    I hope she is going to be okay. I have always admired her honesty and sense of humor about her life as a Bipolar, and her substance abuse. She truly is a champion of reducing stigma through open and honest dialogue.

    • Bradley
      December 24, 2016 at 11:18

      All day I’ve been checking the news for updates. There hasn’t been any which makes me nervous.

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