Normal is such an strange word to me. I yearned for it for years but soon understood that I create my own normalcy. Normal is subjective. My mental illnesses have to be managed and they are life-long, so sometimes I have to redefine what's normal for me. It's all about learning what is going to … Continue reading Normalcy
I'm an introvert but with anxiety issues, I tend to enjoy my solitude. The only issue is that with Bipolar Disorder, too much isolation can trigger an mixed or depressive episode. I need solitude to recharge especially after work or social settings but I know the importance of still engaging with others for my mental … Continue reading Solitude
I've always enjoyed working out but I've learned to adjust my workouts according to my moods. Over the years I've learned to listen to my body and respond to what it needs. With Bipolar Disorder, I have seasonal patterns. More depressed in fall/winter and more hypomanic in spring/summer. Fall/winter is more yoga. My depressive episodes … Continue reading Physical and mental health
"I have lived with depression, bipolar disorder and severe anxiety since I was 12. I'm now 28, married with two beautiful children and sometimes I feel that I am proof that you can live with mental illness and have a normal life." Instagram Facebook Thanks for sharing, Stephanie!
"I've had anxiety since the 8th grade, so about 4 years now, and for the past 4 year I've let it rule over my life. Giving up friends, missing out on good times, giving up a normal high school experience at a school I worked my butt off to get accepted into only for my … Continue reading Strength
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