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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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At last a cure for Bipolar – marry yourself!

It’s been sometime since I’ve blogged – let’s just say Bipolar kind of got in the way. And when I do I often harp on about the impact of relationships on the condition. So imagine my joy when I suddenly came up with a brilliant condition curing idea – just marry yourself. No! no! no! […]

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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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Seasonality – or rather the lack of it!

We’ve all heard of SAD ( Seasonal Affective Disorder), and having been born in the dreary climate of northern England, I can testify to the debilitating effects of grey weather and short winter days. Add to this the ‘health lobby’s’ continual mantra about the damage of the sun’s rays and little wonder the lack of […]

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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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The Missing Link

I regret to say that as a teenager I was something of a bully. I assuage my guilt through a rear-view mirror perespective that my bullying activity in no way matched what seems to occur today. Perhaps it was the Bipolar already kicking in that made me feel somehow separate and indeed inadequate in some […]

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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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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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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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