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Bipolar Disorder

5 Ways To Build Confidence Each Day

I'm lucky in that I've always been a fairly confident person, although that confidence has grown increasingly as I've gotten older. Over the years I have actively worked on building confidence, especially when I'm in a depressive episode or am struggling with anxiety. I have found some ways to boost confidence that can be really helpful.



Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder and Chronic Pain

I live with fibromyalgia and arthritis alongside my bipolar disorder, which can be really challenging. Chronic pain can influence my moods, just as my moods can worsen my chronic pain. It can be a delicate balancing act to live well with both physical and mental illness.



Bipolar Disorder

New Year, Same Me

I wrote a post last year about how I wasn't setting new years resolutions, for many reasons. I still feel the same way. I have goals for my life in general, things that I would like to happen this year, but I don't plan on setting any firm resolutions.



Bipolar Disorder

10 Handmade Christmas Gifts For A Loved One With Mental Illness

Often financial pressure over Christmas can be really stressful; the pressure to 'keep up' with everyone else and give expensive gifts can be daunting and can make it tough to stay stable if you have a mental illness. For loved ones of someone with mental illness, they may not be sure what gifts they could give that would be helpful. Fear not, handmade gifts can be just as beautiful and even more special.