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How Bipolar II Disorder Affects Daily Life: Notes From A Winter Day

How Bipolar II Disorder Affects Daily Life: Notes From A Winter Day

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming memoir, BrainStorm: From Brutality to Blessing on the Bipolar Spectrum. It’s a late winter day, with snow still fresh from a blizzard. The sun has emerged brilliant, reflecting off the white expanse. None of this moves me....

Bipolar II and the Money Drain—Beware Snake Oil.

Bipolar II and the Money Drain—Beware Snake Oil.

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming memoir, BrainStorm: From Brutality to Blessing on the Bipolar Spectrum. I share it in response to the complicated question of can Bipolar II disorder be treated? Though no one has found a cure, Bipolar II can be...

How Bipolar II disorder affects people who are suffering from it.

How Bipolar II disorder affects people who are suffering from it.

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming memoir, BrainStorm: From Brutality to Blessing on the Bipolar Spectrum. There are many sub-illnesses and pathologies that accompany Bipolar II disorder.  Here’s a story about one mine:  I experience “excoriation,” a symptom...

What Bipolar II Disorder Feels Like: Grappling With Basic Existence

What Bipolar II Disorder Feels Like: Grappling With Basic Existence

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming memoir, BrainStorm: From Brutality to Blessing on the Bipolar Spectrum. Simple, everyday conceptual tasks that we take for granted are nearly impossible for me now. I’m submerged in depression. I remember one day it takes...

5 Tips for Renewal

5 Tips for Renewal

Those of us of a certain age remember the famed Habitrail, a colorful little maze and wheel for our pet mice to run around in. Looking back, I’m sure it was not that great for the mice. But they sure did move around. Just like we do everyday, spinning and spinning...

Covid’s Impact on Moms? Everywhere and Everything!

Covid’s Impact on Moms? Everywhere and Everything!

Covid has the entire globe in a headlock, choking everything. But Covid’s impact on moms, according to many new reports, is suffocating and threatens the wellbeing of women everywhere.  Let’s face it, being a mom is hard enough. And a working mom, even harder. And...

Move to Georgia and Save Democracy

Move to Georgia and Save Democracy

Remote work is all the rage these days. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “I can work from anywhere right now.” Thank you, Covid-19. We are in some ways “free to move about the country…” but then again, not really because of lockdowns and closed countries...