Anger and Bipolar

August 27, 2017

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.

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Alcohol and Bipolar

August 25, 2017

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.

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Mixed Episodes

August 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.

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Making Big Decisions During An Episode

August 20, 2017

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.

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My Traveling Trainwreck

August 11, 2017

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.

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My Bipolar Therapy Experience Pt.2

August 11, 2017

I follow up from my last podcast with my bipolar therapy experience, what I learned, as well as what worked and didn't work.

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My Bipolar Therapy Experience Pt.1

July 20, 2017

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.

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When it All Becomes Overwhelming

June 12, 2017

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.

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Traveling with Bipolar Disorder

May 19, 2017

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.

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Treating Trauma with EMDR Pt.2

May 9, 2017

I share a brief recap of the EMDR treatment process and my second EMDR session that had amazing results.  

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