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Bipolar II

When Medication Makes You Fat

Sometimes you just wake up fat one day. You don’t know how it happened. You don’t know where it came from. You’re just fat. So, I blame it on my medication and quit my anti-depressant today. My diet and work out regime is pretty steady so all I can really truly blame is my meds. And it makes me mad, sad and confused. The worst part is I really liked the medication. It makes me...
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The Anti-Black Sheep In Your Family

Most families have a black sheep that is talked about and oftentimes misunderstood. The black sheep in the family can be isolative, a recluse, might miss Thanksgiving or other family occasions but no on ever talks about the other sheep in the family:
The Anti-Black Sheep
Here are 3 things to look out for when you find an Anti-Black Sheep in your family:
Attention: The Anti-Black sheep needs constant attention. From a very young age...
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Bipolar II

Naked Not Private: A Hypo Manic Thing

I have no problem being naked, in fact, I feel freedom when I’m free from my clothes. Is that a symptom of chronic hypo mania? I just might be. Especially when you compare other behaviors that shape Bipolar II. You put yourself out there with no shame, especially during a manic episode, and often times as a result, you find yourself in compromising situations. Recently I thought about the times I was living in New York...
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Coping Skills

When Women Aren’t Getting Sex

The stereotype is that men want sex more so then women.  Not true. Rarely do you see a role reversal. When the guy doesn’t want to have any sex and the woman wants it, it’s a role reversal that most of our culture doesn’t talk about.

Here is a list of things women should not do if they want to have sex and find themselves in a relationship and aren't getting it:

Pretend: Don’t change your wardrobe. Don’t buy new...
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Bipolar II

Sexless In The City

I don’t have a boyfriend, the days of friends with privileges are over, I’m not into one night stands, so what am I supposed to do? I am in my late 30’s and my sex drive has escalated to the point where I find myself needing sex more so than ever before.  And the irony is my mood stabilizer and anti-depressant is supposed to lower my sex drive so I am very confused, lost, bewildered and...
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20 Things to Do When You Find Yourself in a Rut

Monotony can be stifling. It can cause youto feel stuck, stagnant, and lack the ability to keep moving forward in life. I suffer from it, and recently did some minor tweaks to help shake things up a bit. Here are 20 things to consider doing when you find yourself in a rut.

Change your workout routine
Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to in awhile
Move around the furniture in a room at your place
When you drive home after...
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Coping Skills

My Suicidal Cat

I do not have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) but, every day when I leave my apartment I walk down the hall toward the elevator and half way there I turn around, walk back, and check to make sure my windows are barely open. Why? Several years ago I decided to move to Downtown Los Angeles and had this dream of having one of those lofts with big open windows, high ceilings, exposed brick, and cement floors....
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Bipolar II

Tell a Story that Begins with a Random Note

One of my old friends gave me this book called “Writers Bock” over a decade ago. I’ve never experienced writers block but I randomly picked it up while cleaning my bookcase and opened to a page that said, “Tell a story that beings with a random note.”

Weird. Very weird cause yesterday I was cleaning out my desk and saw a random note that I forgot about. It was from my college crush that I reconnected with...
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Coping Skills

12 Quotes from Celebrities with Depression

Ryan Phillippe: “As you get older, I think it decreases some, but I'm just innately kind of a sad person.” (Elle Magazine 2015).
Jon Hamm: “I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me.” (British Magazine Observer 2010).
Rowling’s: “It's so difficult to describe to someone who's never been there, because it's not sadness. But it's that cold absence of feeling -- that really hollowed-out feeling.” (Interview with Oprah Winfrey 2010).
Sheryl Crow:...
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