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Getting on top of Bipolar

If, like me, you get sick of CBT, ADHD, OCD, and all the other acronym driven definitions for cures or descriptions , let me share my thoughts based in living with Bipolar for 50 years. I’m not decrying what might work for you – be it analysis, or medication – but for me it comes […]

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Still Kit

For those who follow me you might well have noticed quite an absence of late. I refuse to count the days since I last blogged as it might well depress me once more, and much prefer to bask in the soft glow of feeling more positive about life right now. This too will pass, but […]

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To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield

Great words!! Inspirational!! Tennyson could have been writing for a way to deal with Bipolar as opposed to Ulysses. But examine the words even in context and they have resonance for Bipolar since Tennyson looks to describe Ulysses’ restless longing for adventure even after returning to his beloved Penelope:a restlessness that I can identify with. […]

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Bugsy Bipolar – Protracted Adolescence

Remember that film – cute little kids with fake shooters and accents like Bogart? Kids projected into adulthood – bit like Bipolar eh? Reckon so as they say. Trouble is we find them cute and appealing, but when Bipolar makes kids of us adults the reaction is not the same. Maybe we’d be cut more […]

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How I wish I’d never used the ‘bully’ word

In my most recent post I attempted a small mea culpa about my bullying behaviour some 45 years previous. Not that it had been troubling me, as it was relatively minor, and was not something I ever did after my troubled teenage years. I wrote, as usual, to add some thoughts on Bipolar. And whooah […]

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May contain Nuts

I’m never sure whether my bizarre brain makes spurious links or whether they happen to most people, but my thinking often ‘bursts out’ from innocent triggers. One such trigger was recalling that term Champagne Socialists – one that no longer fits the zeitgeist. My politics are of no consequence on this point, but I did […]

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Ramadan and my Bipolar

It’s the start of Ramadan today and, as is my way, I always look for linkages between life events and Bipolar – however specious and pathetically weak they might appear. As most of you will know there are two distinct elements to Ramadan – being the fasting during the period from dawn to dusk, followed […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

        I made an earth shattering discovery today – I think I’ve unearthed a new mental illness. It’s called Tripolar!  Let me explain. A couple of days ago I heard that unique riff or refrain that underscored the film, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. And it immediately struck me there […]

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Left a bit …ooooer…..right a bit….b******!

  A pig of a week, relationship issues, wrestling with my stupid brain, a touch of the Farmers due to stress!!  ….aarrggh! I was minded of those infernal games you used to get at Christmas, long before electronic stuff. They often popped out of the better class of Cracker! Then usually the worse for wear […]

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Who speaks for us?

        I’ve spoken at length that mental illness is the last bastion of mass prejudice. And in thinking about this, it suddenly occurred to me that I know of no-one who speaks in the media about mental illness who suffers from mental illness. I exclude from this the Hollywood types who get […]

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