Tag Archives: hypomania

My Love Affair with Hypomania

14 Feb

You wake up feeling great. You down a couple of cups of coffee, maybe eat a light breakfast, although you aren’t really hungry. You arrive at work bright-eyed and eager to take on the day’s tasks. You shoot through your to-do list in no time and begin a new project with gusto. You’re bursting with ideas and excited to begin implementing them. Your boss compliments you on your productivity. When it’s time to give a presentation, your energy and wit captivate your audience. You barely need to look at your notes and give insightful, lightening-quick responses during Q&A, wowing your superiors.

Before you know it, ten hours have passed. You realize you haven’t eaten all day and cheer yourself with the thought that this is as good a time as any to embark on the fitness and diet regiment you’ve been planning. You peel yourself away from your desk and drive home while singing along at the top of your lungs to an equally loud, upbeat playlist.

Perhaps best of all, the fear, shame, and intruding memories that regularly plague you seem manageable, even petty. Today you are invincible. While you’ve spent so much of your life feeling on edge and victimized, today nothing could bring you down. Bad things happened, but so what? Bad things happen all the time and the world keeps spinning. You’re still here, and you’re stronger than ever.

All day and into the night, ideas and connections bloom and crystallize in your mind: inspirations about work, your personal relationships, the poetic beauty inherent in life itself. You feel, you know you can do anything. Your instincts are buzzing. Everything makes sense.

Now remind me again: why would I want to give that up?

Continue reading

Advertisements

Joshua Walters: On Being Just Crazy Enough (TED Talk)

4 Feb

Very short, cool TED Talk by a stand-up comedian discussing bipolar disorder and creativity.

“The Bipolar II Conundrum: Neurochemical Disorder vs. Personal Responsiblity” by Russ Federman

3 Feb

“The Bipolar II Conundrum: Neurochemical Disorder vs. Personal Responsiblity” by Russ Federman

As with everything related to bipolar disorder, boundaries are permeable at best. This is a great look at the conundrums of managing your illness when you’re not sure where your “normal” emotions end and bipolar mania and depression begin.

“The Seduction of Hypomania” by Russ Federman

3 Feb

“The Seduction of Hypomania” by Russ Federman

 

Do you love hypomania? Me too.

healing from the freeze

trauma, dissociation and embodiment

Jennifer Hofmann

Inspiration for soul-divers, seekers, and activists.

'Merica Magazine

For the Unlikely Patriot.....

recovery network: Toronto

people can and do recover from what is sometimes called "mental illness"

suzannerbanks

scent . intention . consciousness . essential oils

we hunted the mammoth

the new misogyny, tracked and mocked

Laura K. Kerr, PhD

Writer • Scholar • Speaker

The Belle Jar

"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath

DIVISION DESIGN INITIATIVE

Collaborating to Refine our Design Vision for a Growing Division

Birth of a New Brain

A Writer Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar, Peripartum Onset)

Queer Guess Code

Unraveling Sex and Gender in Pop Culture

Oregon Fall Foliage

Let us help you find the best color throughout Oregon

The Daily Advocate By Painspeaks

Advocacy is FREE and its never-ending ripples spread awareness for all worthy causes!

Musings of a Bipolar Mama

Your not-so-average ramblings of a bipolar mama

Writing for Recovery

Write, speak, heal, live. Say the unsayable.

Kate McKinnon

explorer | ingenieur

Shapely Prose

2007-2010

The Rhubosphere

Ro Smith's writing blog and review site

Sunny With a Chance Of Armageddon

The Beta Project in Textual Stimulation

%d bloggers like this: