The Bipolar Bum

Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.

Dealing with failure and the importance of not manufacturing Kryptonite.

Before I left the U.K I had attempted to rebuild and modify an XS650 motorcycle.  I had no idea how to go about it, or the tools to do the … Continue reading

28/06/2014 · 19 Comments

The Wednesday Word – “Cognitive Dissonance”

I understand that it isn’t exactly great form to start a feature by cheating and having two words – but this is a good starting point with plenty of mileage … Continue reading

25/06/2014 · 24 Comments

Blog Hop – The Writing Process

Last week I was asked by Maria.A.Abanga from over at http://marieabanga.com/ if I minded if she passed the torch forward on a blog hop about the writing process.  I’ve decided … Continue reading

25/06/2014 · 8 Comments

Facebook – The Social C.V and Showcase

#socialmedia #facebook #imagecrafting #bipolar   Today I began my withdrawal from Facebook; it has been a long time coming.  I made a post asking for everyone who wants to stay … Continue reading

24/06/2014 · 36 Comments

History Repeating Itself – How a friend’s death can be two triggers at once.

#bereavement #grief #bipolar #trauma   I got word that one of my riding friends died of a massive heart attack yesterday night.  This would be bad usually, but the situation … Continue reading

30/05/2014 · 21 Comments

H&J, now effectively medicated, starts learning how to ‘Happy’ instead of lamenting the loss of Mania

#Gladness #Happiness #Siblings #Bipolar   I’ve been at a low ebb for the past day or two and I know that in days gone by this would be a depression.  … Continue reading

27/05/2014 · 19 Comments

Relationships And Wrong Thinking – H&J explores how a faulty mind can damage or prevent relationships.

“So then, let’s make a go of it.” I said.  “My jaw just hit the floor” she replied.  I finally overcame the thought process that had crippled my capacity for … Continue reading

22/05/2014 · 8 Comments

#Medicated #Overmedicated #Hope

#Bipolar #Manicdepression #Seroquel #Quetiapine #MentalIllness   The last few days, as you may have read, have been varied.  It has been tempting to not write anything at times for fear … Continue reading

30/04/2014 · 2 Comments

Hellloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo #Mania

#mania #manicdepression #upswing     I’ve spent the last week or two wondering what a pale shade of life I would be living if the monotony of a truly balanced … Continue reading

29/04/2014 · 12 Comments

#learningtosleep – Beating insomnia, come join the discussion

#learningtosleep #insomnia #manicdepression #bipolar #mentalillness #mania #manic #depression #depressed     Everyone in the mental-defective-league (Cheers, Jack) have experienced insomnia at one point or another.  If you have a monkey … Continue reading

27/04/2014 · 3 Comments
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