How does music help bipolar?

I have bipolar disorder and PTSD. How does music help? It really depends on the mood and whether I am listening or writing music. When I am depressed I will listen to jazz or the blues. Oddly listening to the blues cheers me up. Maybe hearing about all of BB King’s woman problems makes mineContinue reading “How does music help bipolar?”

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”

9 Tips to help you manage mental illness.

This blog is inspired by another writer who gave us these tips but for managing chronic pain. I felt like her tips would be good for managing bipolar, depression, ptsd, any mental illness. So this is my adaptation. #1 – Acceptance I was stubborn when I heard my diagnosis 40 years ago. I didn’t believeContinue reading “9 Tips to help you manage mental illness.”

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