Bipolar Is Not Contagious

By Rebecca Moore • 2 min read

contagiousbhpI can remember as a child not having very many friends. People avoided me right from the beginning of my life. Even my own parents and my brother. They knew something was just a bit off, a bit different and they wanted no part of whatever it was.

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Story Time

By Rebecca Moore • 1 min read

Growing up my parents had kept a lot of secrets from me. I am sure it had something to do with the fact that I had no filter and would blab my parents business to just about anyone who would listen. Some of their secrets they were ashamed of and therefore no matter what, the stories were never told. I didn’t know anyone’s back story.

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Decision Making and Parenting

By Rebecca Moore • 1 min read

Am I the only one who has a difficult time making decisions. I often wonder if it’s a bipolar trait or if there are others out there just having a hard time with every day decisions.

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Pregnancy and Bipolar

By Rebecca Moore • 2 min read

pregnancy-bellyI know I’ve written on this subject before, but I think it’s worth tackling again. Many people come through our blogs and some miss what we have to say. 

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Holiday Sadness and a Flopped Non-Profit

By Rebecca Moore • 1 min read

I hope everyone had a great holiday. We spent Christmas Eve with my Aunt and then the rest of the family spent Christmas Day with her as well. I chose to stay home. Christmas is a hard holiday for me. I don’t enjoy them which has a direct effect on my children. There’s no traditions other than putting up a tree and going to my Aunt’s. I have to wonder where the mom went that loved the holidays. 

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Changing From Bad To “Good”

By Rebecca Moore • 3 min read

dreamstimelarge_17329113I can remember from an early age going to my mom and then eventually my dad about some issues I was having. I was a paranoid child and would sit up, wide awake for days at a time waiting for whatever it was outside to come in and do horrible things to the entire family. It was worse when my dad worked nights. I didn’t believe my mother would protect me. We didn’t have a good relationship and I believed she’d sacrifice me to save her own life. My brother was her favorite, I believed he would side with her.

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Reducing Holiday Stress

By Rebecca Moore • 2 min read

With the end of the year coming and as we inch closer to the holiday season, I can feel my stress level rising. I’m not sleeping well and I have yet to do any shopping for the kiddos. That will come this weekend and then that’s one thing off my list. We do have the tree up and decorated, but I won’t be doing any baking this year. I just don’t have the holiday spirit. Yes, I’ll admit it, I’m a Scrooge. humbug

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No Motivation

By Rebecca Moore • 2 min read

motivationSince I had a slight med change, I’ve been having a hard time getting up and gaining any motivation takes a long time. I know within time I’ll get used to it, but I also know there’s some things I can do to help myself out. If you have a hard time as well, here’s a few suggestions that might help you too!

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Internal Stigma

By Rebecca Moore • 1 min read

sonThere is no doubt that we are surrounded by stigma. Just the fact that we are parents and have a mental illness is enough for everyone to think it’s okay to judge us. But our biggest critics are ourselves. Often we find ourselves turning the stigma inwards. 

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My Children Are A Trigger

By Rebecca Moore • 2 min read

shutterstock_116454388I grew up with an un-diagnosed mother. I say un-diagnosed because she was born and raised during a time when Mental Illness was a very taboo topic. You didn’t talk about it and if you did seek help, you were made to keep it quiet by the stigma that came along, and still comes along today. 

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