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18 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
I share what's happened over the last 3 months with a severe mixed episode including psychosis along with an article on BP Hope about a woman who has experienced the same and found a way out. Explicit content, so just a heads up before listening...
40 minutes | Jan 1, 2018
12 Step Programs - NA vs. AA
Roughly 60% suffering from Bipolar also experience issues with drugs, alcohol or both. I share my experiences from both NA and AA to help shed some light on the differences - the good, the bad and the ugly. This isn't advice, it's simply my opinion from my time spent in each...hope you find something useful.
28 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
Is it Bipolar or Grief
How do you know if you're grieving or having a biploar episode? After suddenly losing my father to cancer, my sanity seemed to shatter. I share some about the experience as well as a book and article that helped.
39 minutes | Nov 5, 2017
Life's Traumatic Adversities
One of life's most traumatic adversities just hit me out of nowhere, so I share 2 articles with recommendations on dealing with traumatic events while managing mental illness. The last article also addresses helping loved ones and children after a traumatic event.
28 minutes | Oct 10, 2017
Trying to control others and the world around me has never ended with good results. I share an article from BPHope about conquering triggers by controlling the urge to control the world around us, including 4 audiobooks that are helpful.
50 minutes | Aug 27, 2017
Anger and Bipolar
At what point do you start questioning your physiatrist's treatment plan and discuss alternatives vs. just trying what he or she recommends? I share an article from BPhope that talks about bipolar and anger, my two most common symptoms, which offers advice and coping strategies while I research different studies on the medications most commonly prescribed for these symptoms and their quality of results.
46 minutes | Aug 25, 2017
Alcohol and Bipolar
I share an article from BPhope on Alcohol and Bipolar, which can be a dangerous and sometimes deadly combination. I'm also celebrating a year of straight sobriety this month, including nights and weekends :), and interject some of my own experience throughout.
51 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
I just had a horrific mixed episode...one of the worst I've experienced to date, that was noticed by others and has imacted my job to an unknown degree. I share articles defining mixed episodes, what the symptoms are and what my mixed episode was like.
39 minutes | Aug 20, 2017
Making Big Decisions During An Episode
Normally I would say hell no to making a big decision during an episode, but I'm under the gun to make a major life decision in a limited time frame. Discussed are the steps and tools I'm using...hoping things work out for the best.
30 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
My Traveling Trainwreck
EXPLETIVE CONTENT - Ironically, after sharing the methods I learned in therapy to help me stay stable, I have a nightmarish traveling experience where I completely derailed emotionally. It's funny how life works our sometimes.
34 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
My Bipolar Therapy Experience Pt.2
I follow up from my last podcast with my bipolar therapy experience, what I learned, as well as what worked and didn't work.
39 minutes | Jul 20, 2017
My Bipolar Therapy Experience Pt.1
My therapy sessions specifically tailored to treating bipolar have wrapped up, and I share what it was like, what tools I learned and what worked.
30 minutes | Jun 12, 2017
When it All Becomes Overwhelming
What do you do when life becomes overwhelming? It hit me out of nowhere 2 weeks ago spinning my emotions out of control. I share 2 articles that help with strategies on overcoming the overwhelming parts of life with bipolar and some additional tips that helped me.
34 minutes | May 19, 2017
Traveling with Bipolar Disorder
I share an article on 12 travel tips for people with bipolar disorder as well as a trip I took this week, what it was like, and lessons learned.
28 minutes | May 9, 2017
Treating Trauma with EMDR Pt.2
I share a brief recap of the EMDR treatment process and my second EMDR session that had amazing results.
44 minutes | Apr 22, 2017
Treating Trauma with EMDR Pt.1
EMDR therapy has helped millions recover from traumatic events. I share an article on the treatment process and share my experience from my first session.
27 minutes | Apr 12, 2017
Anxiety Over What People Think of You
I ran into a situation where anxiety started building by simply worrying what someone was going to think about me. I don't know if you can relate, but I share an article on 7 ways of erasing this habit.
34 minutes | Apr 9, 2017
Pure O - Pure Obsessional OCD - Symptoms and Treatment
After experiencing a very stressful event resulting in depressive symptoms immediately followed by disturbing thoughts ruminating for the past few days, I started researching and stumbled upon Pure O - OCD that is in the mind not represented by physical symptoms.
19 minutes | Apr 6, 2017
Too tired to keep fighting bipolar
After a grueling week, I talk about my ups and downs and share an article from Natasha Tracy about keeping up the fight even when you feel like you can't.
20 minutes | Apr 5, 2017
Bipolar and relationships
I had to end a six month relationship after realizing I'm not healthy enough in my recovery phase to be in one. And I share two articles about should people with bipolar be in relationships and if we're healthy enough to start a relationship.
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