Sleep & the Bipolar Mind

alarm clockSleep is so important to the bipolar mind. I expect that quite a few of you will post comments telling me that you relate. There is some strange connection between getting the right amount of sleep and mania,

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Nasty Side Effects

blue pillsFor the past month I have been on a new medication to treat my newly found hypothyroidism. Not a big deal. Take a tiny pill on an empty stomach first thing in the morning with plenty of water.

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Not Okay but Better

woman in bedThis week has been pretty awful.

I spent most of my time in bed. I was emotionally exhausted. This was depression. My old friend had stopped by for a visit because I am worried about my physical health (which we are currently testing).

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Dark and sour

gloomy phoneI laid in bed at noon and stared at my wrists – one a tangle of scars and one with the word “Love” on it. The word is supposed to remind me to love myself,

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Taking Care of Myself

It’s easy for people to understand the flu. You get a fever, chills, headache, maybe some nausea. You ache. You feel like “death warmed over,” as an old boyfriend used to say.

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