My Faith Changed Me

I remember when I enjoyed the up and down motion of a teeter-totter on the playground.  It was fun to go down just to have Daddy push on the other seat to make me go up again.  I would laugh and laugh from the inside out because it was fun knowing where I would end up...

Bipolar Parenting

I know from personal experience that being a good parent during a manic episode is one of the most humiliating experiences a parent can have. I can recall numerous times in my children’s life where I was made a fool of when I stormed onto a softball field or during...

Dr. Anthony Quote

*“One of the most fundamental recovery principles is the principle of people first, people with mental illnesses before they are cases, diagnoses, or patients. They are not as the mental health field has mistakenly emphasized, primarily defined and governed by their...

Mental Diet

In the early 2000’s, I was entering my 40’s when a male friend introduced me to the work of Brian Tracy.  Mr. Tracy is a world renown corporate motivational speaker and trainer.  My friend shared his Psychology of Achievement training series with me and...

The Harsh Truth of Support Groups

Tonight, I participated on a Facebook Group with women who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Most are fairly young, in their early thirties.  Each time I log on to Facebook I see post after post of women suffering from an illness that has...

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

I could spend hours writing dozens of pages on medical research and treatment options for people with a bipolar diagnosis. You can find hundreds of articles from well-meaning doctors, therapist, and nonprofits on the subject and none of them have the lived experiences...