How the Weather Affects My Mood

To say that my body has been oblivious to the erratic weather this last month would be untrue. In fact, the lack of reliability with the weather has also made my mood very unstable. When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, I had a therapist who suggested light therapy. My parents purchased a rather…

Tips For Curing Insomnia

It may seem contrary, an oxymoron to say that you have insomnia¬†and¬†you’re sleepy. However, it is possible. For me, there are times where my body feels exhausted (e.g. achy back, droopy eyes) but I can’t keep my eyes closed, nor my mind settled, long enough to find sleep. Truth is, the harder I try to…

Diagnosed with Bipolar at 16

The boldness of this title frightens me. That someone I know could stumble across it and have it blaring in their face. But it’s true world, family, friends–whomever. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at age 16 and perhaps you’re expecting to hear that my world stopped. It didn’t. If anything it accelerated, spiraling out…

How to Get Out of Bed on the Days You Feel You Just Can’t

There’s a reason I’m writing my first post today at 2:00pm. I couldn’t get out of bed this morning. I don’t mean the feeling you get after you fall asleep too late, or partied too hard. Having Bipolar disorder, there’s days that it feels physically impossible to keep your eyes open long enough to get…

Making the Decision to Increase my Mood Stabilizer Dosage

I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when I was 16. At first, I was misdiagnosed with depression. I was given anti-depressants which triggered a severe manic episode which resulted in an attempted suicide. I struggled for a long time with my diagnosis and I still find it hard to reminisce over those “lost years”, as…

Double Date with Parents at the Korean Spa

Spas and massages are a bit of an addiction for my mom and me. Naturally, we thought, the “boys” would like the spa as much as we do. Although they were fans of Glen Ivy, they approached the whole Korean Spa experience with much more trepidation. How it works: As you arrive at I Spa,…