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This holiday season, while many will be celebrating with cocktails and carols, parties and presents, some might find themselves in the same place I was nine years ago on Christmas Day: a psych ward.... Read Full Post
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I have a confession to make. I haven’t had a blood Lithium level done in over a year. My psychiatrist has the patience of a saint, but at my last appointment she got a teeny bit irritated with... Read Full Post
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Photo Credit: Thomas Rousing Photography via Compfight cc   When I tell people I have bipolar disorder, I usually find myself explaining that I have Bipolar Type 1, since most people don’t... Read Full Post
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Summer Beach Trip, August 2014 Back when I started my blog three years ago, I guess I had the right idea when it came to choosing a name. It was me in that moment. I was a mom with bipolar, and I... Read Full Post
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Dear Scared and Confused, Thank you so much for writing to me. I’m deeply grateful to hear that my words touched you enough to reach out to me. I know how you are feeling because I was once in... Read Full Post
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  {Anna Whiston-Donaldson’s beautiful debut book Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love launches today and is available on Amazon.} Death is a part of life. Nothing about this truth is easy to... Read Full Post
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{A photo I took on one of our hikes on Mt. Rainer.}   I read a piece in The New Yorker online recently by an author I deeply admire. In it, she spoke of how social media – with its ease of... Read Full Post
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{Trigger warning: talk of suicidal thoughts. If you’re in a sensitive place right now, you may want to skip this post.} Looking back now it’s so easy to point to the things I did during my year... Read Full Post
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It’s been a long time since I’ve had a full-time job with health insurance benefits. Six years, to be exact. But even when I had my own benefits available, ever since my husband and I got... Read Full Post
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This photo was only my fourth Instagram shot taken in March 2012   There is an enormous old tree in the lot next to our house. It’s full of big climbing branches and there is a rope someone... Read Full Post

 
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