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”

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.”

Mania Or Normal Happy Or is it the Weed?

I have bipolar 1 and PTSD. Bipolar depression is my norm and has longer lasting episodes, so when mania comes it is the new happy. AND I feel like a rock star! I’m HIGH! But I am not having a manic episode, and I am not depressed. Why am I happy? AM I NORMAL HAPpy?Continue reading “Mania Or Normal Happy Or is it the Weed?”

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”

Bipolar Depression: How do I leave me?

I have bipolar disorder and PTSD. For months, I have had bipolar depression. I was flat emotionally. I didn’t have any interest in playing my guitar or writing songs. I couldn’t, I didn’t have any creativity or energy. Too much work. I want to go back to bed and stay under the covers. Maybe IContinue reading “Bipolar Depression: How do I leave me?”

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