How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety: 7 Benefits of Belly Breathing

Hi, I’m BbqDad. I have bipolar and PTSD. Both mania and depression can be triggered by stress and anxiety. It is important for me, and I suspect for you to have tools available anytime and anywhere to reduce stress and anxiety. Breathing. Are you breathing? (This is the first thing you check during CPR). ItContinue reading “How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety: 7 Benefits of Belly Breathing”

Mindful Meditation: How to center your mind when having anxiety

This is something that I learned while I was in the hospital recovering from a severe manic episode. The practice is using mindfulness and meditation and is used whenever I am anxious or having racing thoughts. It can be practiced anywhere but is best if you can find a quiet spot. The idea is toContinue reading “Mindful Meditation: How to center your mind when having anxiety”

Yoga Nidra to relieve stress and anxiety

Yoga Nidra means “deep yogic sleep”. (script of recording) By practicing this exercise, you will lower stress and anxiety promoting deep sleep. There is no set posture but you should be relaxed. I lay down on a mat or my bed. (after all I’m trying to go to sleep when I do this or toContinue reading “Yoga Nidra to relieve stress and anxiety”

Celebrate First Published Poem

Today I got my first published poem. Celebrate! One of my followers from 3 years ago is a Doctor MD and has her own blog about Poetry & Medicine. Her blog reads like a magazine is professional and informative about areas of medicine. Her poetry is beautiful and I would recommend anyone that has bipolarContinue reading “Celebrate First Published Poem”

Panic Attack

As illogical as it may seem panic attacks can occur when venturing out and feeling scared. I try to sit down relax breathe deeply in on count of 4, exhale count of 4. This calms some down. I use this technique when I am afraid to leave my room.

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