Wednesday’s Quote: Melody Moezzi

Wednesday’s Quote is a series of posts I ran several years ago and decided to bring back. I will be posting new quotes, as well as some I’ve used before. Let me know if you enjoy them. “Telling someone who is manic that she’s manic is like telling a dictator that he’s a dick. Neither is going to admit it,…

overwhelming

Overwhelming

The End of a Winning Streak Two and three weeks ago, things were simply marvelous. No depression, no hypomania, no mania, no anxiety. Once again, I felt like I’d been cured. Well, I’m definitely not cured. While I’m thrilled to say that that for the third week in a row I have experienced no depression and no mania. I’m not…

Weekly wrap-up

Weekly Wrap-Up January 16 , 2016

Mood Three weeks in a row of having no mania or depression…Woo Hoo! Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for my anxiety. I was a mess. I’ll share more about my anxiety tomorrow. As I said last week, I’ve joined the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge, with my goal to read twenty-seven books in a year. It’s doable, but in two…

Religious Beliefs

What Are Your Beliefs? Throwback

  Today’s throwback is from January 2009. One of my favorite websites is Beliefnet It’s a treasure trove of information about all the major worlds religions. It’s an especially good place to go if one is searching for others who may fall within your same religious beliefs. My favorite part of Belief.net is the Belief-O-Matic. It’s a fun test to…

Cookie Theory

Today’s guest blogger is Janet, whose blog is Bipolar Me.   Many of you are probably already familiar with Spoon Theory (and if you’re not, go here and read it: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/wpress/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/).   The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino – But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness www.butyoudontlooksick.com Please take the time to read…

five year dream

Five Year Dream

Approximately twenty years ago my boss called me into his office and asked me where I hoped to be in five years. I described being in a wonderful relationship, living an idyllic life in San Francisco. The place where my partner and I lived would be beautiful, with hardwood floors, French doors and more. Of course, we would entertain guests…

weekly wrap up

Weekly Wrap-Up January 9 , 2016

Mood I didn’t have a good week at all…I had a great week! Two weeks ago was good. Last week was better. Neither depression or mania reared their ugly heads, nor did I have a need for any extra anti-anxiety pills. I can’t think of one moment that I had to deal with anxiety. (at least not any more than…

bipolar alcoholic

I’ll Have a Beer To Wash Down My Prozac – Throwback

Today’s Throwback is from May 2008 “My name is Bradley, and I’m an alcoholic.” I’ve said it over a thousand times. I’m the best tour guide in Los Angeles. I’ll show which bench on the Santa Monica Pier is best for sleeping. I’ll tell you which church distributes the best free food. I’ll give you maps to the best places…

Managing Mental Illness is a Hero’s Journey

Today’s guest blogger is Anthony Simeone, whose excellent blog is Live the Hero.     Have you heard of a guy named Joseph Campbell? It’s getting sorta trendy to talk about a concept he championed: the hero’s journey. Mr. Campbell (or Joe, as I like to call him) named it the monomyth, but that’s not as sexy as calling it…

Carrie Fisher Dog

I Want To Be Like Her

This is kinda-Sorta another Carrie Fisher tribute, but I’ll try not to make it like the others we’ve seen en masse last week on TV, in the newspapers and around the blogosphere. While I’ll be using quotes by Carrie, it’s more about me. It’s about me and how I look at life now based upon Carrie. How her life, and…