How to Sleep With An Active Mind

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How to sleep is a question that got me thinking of all the techniques I know. I can’t say they work every time, as sometimes I have not slept despite all my best efforts. Bipolar will do that to you sometimes. But the main thing is I have learned a lot of little tricks that … Read moreHow to Sleep With An Active Mind

What Food Is Good For Mental Wellbeing?

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A huge range of foods is said to be beneficial and good for mental wellbeing, but what if your mental health is poor? The last thing you want to eat is a carrot stick and a healthy Nicoise salad. In fact, you either do not want to eat, or you are craving comfort food. I’ve … Read moreWhat Food Is Good For Mental Wellbeing?

Somatic Pain, It Is Not Imaginary

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I still get occasional bouts of somatic pain, but I was first diagnosed with it back in 2015. I thought I had some major illness, and I would leave this world, but it turns out it was from deep-seated depression. I went through many discussions with my doctors, and they kept telling me it was … Read moreSomatic Pain, It Is Not Imaginary

Bipolar A Mental Illness – Yes You Can Thrive

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If you have been diagnosed with bipolar, the first thing which may spring to my mind is that your life is over. You will never have a normal life again. But you will. Bipolar a mental illness, will impact your life, but you will learn how to manage it, and it takes time. I have … Read moreBipolar A Mental Illness – Yes You Can Thrive

Replaying the Day or The Moment

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Something during the day may have happened, and you can’t stop replaying the day or the moment. For one, I know exactly how that feels, and I have a couple of suggestions that I use to help combat this destructive thought pattern. I used to replay encounters after meeting someone that day, even if it … Read moreReplaying the Day or The Moment

Self-Care and Messy Hair

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I don’t know about you, but self-care can be a problem when I’m hypomanic. I forget I have so much to do. It just does not enter my mind. I’m not a dirty person naturally, but when I go hypo, there is no single thought in my mind that says I need to brush my … Read moreSelf-Care and Messy Hair

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