My Bipolar Disorder Fuels My Passion for Writing #WorldBipolarDay

Mar 30

My Bipolar Disorder Fuels My Passion for Writing #WorldBipolarDay

Having bipolar disorder can seem like a blessing and a curse. It can play havoc on your moods, energy, and relationships but it also provides tons of creative energy. In my case, I direct that energy into writing. And, increasingly, I find myself expanding into expressing my creativity through drawing and artwork. I’m the author of 24 books. The writing process...

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Bipolar Happens by Julie Fast (@JulieBipolar)

Jan 16

Bipolar Happens by Julie Fast (@JulieBipolar)

Julie Fast’s book, Bipolar Happens: 35 Tips and Tricks to Manage Bipolar Disorder, is a quick read, but a thought-provoking one. She covers 35 problems people with bipolar face and describes not only her debilitating problems but her own tried and proven coping strategies. She covers everything from the fear of going to public events to bipolar spending sprees and...

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Bipolar Dysphoria for the Holidays

Dec 07

Bipolar Dysphoria for the Holidays

Because I have bipolar disorder, I occasionally go through cycles where I have a difficult time getting along with people. It’s called dysphoria. In my mind, I’m completely right and the other person is wrong. I don’t realize I’m doing anything wrong. Sometimes I can see it afterwards, but sometimes I still can’t see what I did wrong. All I know is there’s a trail...

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Am I Broken beyond All Usefulness? Making Peace with Imperfection

Jan 01

Am I Broken beyond All Usefulness? Making Peace with Imperfection

In the past few months I have experienced God’s healing in so many ways. I learned to take every thought captive and bring them to Christ, which greatly improved my outlook on life. I thought my bipolar ups and downs were a thing of the past. I even dared to say God had healed me of the effects of bipolar disorder. And I planned to start a new ministry in January to...

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Imagine Bipolar Disorder

Dec 10

Imagine Bipolar Disorder

Imagine you just spent a month accomplishing things other people could only dream of doing. You feel powerful and invincible. Everything you set your mind to do, you are able to accomplish. Things that might otherwise seem out of reach are not only within reach, but easy-peasy. You’ve spent hour after hour conquering goals, creating amazing things, and devising...

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