Surviving mania

When you are manic, your mind bounds from one thing to another. To another. To another. Never-endingly. It is impossible to focus your thoughts. Your mind races; its RPM well beyond anything safe. Having coherent thoughts is impossible. So, you try writing them down. Yes. That will solve it. You will write down all your …

Bipolar birthday

This week marks the seventh anniversary of my bipolar diagnosis. I consider August 21st my bipolar birthday because it is the first night I went without sleep, which caused the storm that followed. (You can find a more detailed account of that story here.) Some people find it odd that I celebrate my bipolar birthday, …

The faux book club

Last month, my best friend, who has this brilliant book blog, had the brilliant idea to start what she has dubbed a faux bookclub (I think faux may need to be italicized ‘cause it’s French, which means it’s fancy).  What the heck is a faux bookclub??  I’m glad you asked. The top definition of faux is …