The Busy Moms’ Guide to Becoming Your Best Self!

The Busy Moms’ Guide to Becoming Your Best Self!

Trying to figure out how to get your self-care schedule back on track? If you’ve fallen out of the self-care habit during the pandemic, you’re not alone. The constant stress has made it so much harder to stick with healthy, positive routines. Moms, who tend to put everyone before themselves regardless, are even more likely to wind up neglecting self-care. As a result, feeling and looking your best can feel totally out of reach. Fortunately, there are some simple, straightforward self-care tips for moms you can take to get back into your routine and feel like yourself again. Here are some ideas... »

After Disclosure: Family Relationships

After Disclosure: Family Relationships

Disclosing one’s bipolar disorder to family members can be very difficult, because we never really know how people will react, and once we have disclosed, there is really no way to take it back. My own experience with disclosure has been a largely positive one, but not everyone has such positive experiences. For this article, I wanted to talk about some of the possible positive and negative reactions that we can get, and how to deal with them. When Disclosure Goes Right There can be a number of positive results from disclosing bipolar disorder to one’s family members. After all, being bipolar,... »

How to Date Someone with Bipolar Disorder

How to Date Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Living with bipolar disorder is a challenge, and dating someone with this illness is a challenge as well. If your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife is a manic-depressive, here is a guide to help you and your partner build and maintain a healthy relationship. Step 1 First, learn as much as you can about bipolar disorder. Understand its origins as an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain, and how an imbalance of these important chemicals can manifest as unstable moods. Step 2 Learn to recognise when your boyfriend or girlfriend is in a low period. The depressive phase of bipolarity i... »

A Healthy Diet: Health tips for Sufferers

A Healthy Diet: Health tips for Sufferers

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Bipolar disorder is not a condition that is generally considered to have direct nutritional considerations, like diabetes or heart disease. However, recent research has found that omega 3 fatty acids may lessen the symptoms of bipolar disorder. While research is still ongoing, studies have found that they lessen stress and aid in focusing. Antidepressants and Weight Gain There are special dietary requirements for people who take many of the medications used to treat bipolar disorder. Weight gain is a potential side effect of nearly all antidepressant medications. However it... »

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