• Big Pharma, Big Money, and Support Groups

    Big Pharma. Can't live with them. Can't live without them. They gave us the covid vaccine. They also gave us the opioid crisis. Most people know t...
  • Mindfulness for Bipolar? Ummm...Well...

    My therapist gave me a book about how to live mindfully called How to Train a Wild Elephant & Other Adventures in Mindfulness by Dr. Jan Chozen Bays. I certainly am a wild elephant.  And true to the concept of mindfulness, it was slow reading.  Each chapter rolled out a new challenge that was to be practiced for a week.  
  • We Shall Never Surrender (to Bipolar)

    For all the talk of those with bipolar disorder having shorter lives, Winston Churchill as well as John Adams were exceptions, each living to age 90. And for Churchill, this was despite being overweight and drinking and smoking to excess.
  • I Want to Be Purple

    Bipolar survivors are to be admired.  Bipolar is not for the weak. Carrie Fisher’s words: "At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication."

  • Theodore and the Roosevelt Bipolar Inheritance

    This post originally appeared as a guest post on the International Bipolar Foundation's blogFrom time to time, this blog will contain posts about interesting historical figures and their and their family's experiences with bipolar disorder.
  • The Importance of Humor in the Bipolar Life

    I always tried to apply humor to my teaching. Laughter is so important, as far as  I’m concerned, in both teaching and confronting mental illness. ...
  • First Family of Bipolar: The Adamses

    John Adams is believed by many to have had bipolar II disorder. Thomas Jefferson described him as “sometimes absolutely mad.” But Jefferson had a bitter and intense political rivalry with Adams. 
  • Yes, You Can Be a Bipolar Star!

    You can be a star at home.  You can be a hero to your spouse and children. You can be a star at work. You can be employee-of-the-month. Or year. Or you can be successful with your own business. You can be the star of your own life. There's no cure for bipolar, but it doesn't have to be a life sentence or a death sentence. 
  • Hunter Biden Through a Bipolar Lens

    For the better part of the 2020 presidential campaign I viewed Hunter Biden as an embarrassment to his father’s campaign. A political liability. A...
  • Bipolar Lives Matter

    World Bipolar Day came and went, and the world’s eyes were focused on the trial of the policeman who sniffed out George Floyd’s life.  But bipolar...
  • What's it Like Being a Teacher with Bipolar Disorder?

    “Normal” teachers under “normal” conditions face an ungodly amount of stress.  Let’s factor out school shootings.  Let’s factor out tough inner cit...
  • Six of the Most Awesome Bipolar Blogs **Update: Make That Seven

    Having just started this blog, I've taken the opportunity to peruse other blogs devoted to the subject of bipolar disorder.  I'm not an authority ...