Hanging On For Dear Life

As I’ve been saying, my overall mood is very stable (or so I thought before my visit with Dr. Awesomesauce the other day), but lately I’ve been waking up in the morning in freak-out mode. I don’t like to talk about it because I have this magical thinking that if I don’t, it will goContinue reading “Hanging On For Dear Life”

Not All Dark Clouds Are Storms

That’s become my new mantra over the past few months. It helps me to remember that not every threatening situation is going to blow up into a tornado that destroys my life all over again. Like most people with bipolar disorder, I tend to catastrophize—I imagine all the terrible things that could result if thus-and-such happens—and cause myselfContinue reading “Not All Dark Clouds Are Storms”

The Times, They Are a-Changin’

And, on top of all the other life-altering events going on in my world these days, there’s the matter of my only sister, who is on her way to an assisted living facility tomorrow after two months rehabbing in a nursing home. She lived with my family and me for years after her husband left her, and again afterContinue reading “The Times, They Are a-Changin’”