Nope. The Weather is Not Bipolar: How To Educate Others in Finding Another Adjective

Everyday we hear mental illness terms being used in inappropriate and derogatory ways. Terms like schizo, manic, ADHD and of course, bipolar. I find it scary that these terms are used with zero sensitivity or regard for those of us living with a mental illness. I thought we had come farther than this.

5 Ways My Freelance Career Supports My Mental Wellness

Although the following is written from the perspective of a self-employed freelance musician, I believe the issues addressed below provide useful insight for people who work in all fields. I was recently reminded of the differences between working hard and overworking through a terrific video created by fellow cellist and freelancer, Emily Davidson.

Minimalism for Mental Health Part One: Thirty Products I No Longer Buy

There are many wonderful books and articles out there on the power of minimalism and its effect on your mental health and well-being. Joshua Becker at Becoming Minimalist describes it as “the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it.”

Remember to Say What You Need

Sometimes, when you are finally thriving, you occasionally forget about your illness and blissfully slip into “pre-diagnosis” mode. While feeling “normal” is often what we yearn for, one problem can creep up: you forget to manage your illness. We forget that remembering to state what we need is extremely important, especially when we are feeling […]

Your Mania is Not Your Creativity

From my initial bipolar diagnosis to reaching a “new normal” two and a half years later, I have questioned and analyzed every single emotional state and thought process, as well as every experience I have had throughout my entire life. Since I have type I bipolar I am more prone to manic episodes than depression. A […]

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