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”

Just another old moody musician that smokes weed

Hi Bbqdad here. I have bipolar disorder and PTSD. For 40 years I lived untreated and could not find any relief for my symptoms because I was stubborn and didn’t believe my diagnosis. All during this time, I had manic episodes come and go about every summer and depression in the winter. Seasonal trigger fromContinue reading “Just another old moody musician that smokes weed”

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”

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