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By Mindful Bipolar
Fighting depression and mania, living right, and being vigilant about mental health.
Where to listen
Surviving and thriving
Staying on schedule, being positive and taking care of ourselves.
March 23, 2020
Recognizing hypomania, reducing worries and anxiety, and improving your life today
My most recent hypomania and mania and depression, struggling with worry and regret and anxiety, living in the present moment
December 3, 2019
Bipolar anger, depression & healthy relationships
Things to know about bipolar anger, fighting depression & and trying to sustain a healthy relationship
October 21, 2019
Mania and mental baggage
Fighting my moods, trying to be present and mindful each day, living in the moment as much as possible.
September 20, 2019
Self-care was lacking when I moved into a new place.
August 28, 2019
Big life decisions & stress, searching for more middle ground, Mac Miller still breathes
Decision to move after 17 years, trying to manage stress and mood disruption, fell into rabbit hole laced with THC for couple weeks, staying true to self-care.
May 28, 2019
Discussion with Becky of That B Word podcast: stress, intrusive thoughts and autopilot thinking
Stress of relationships and stability that comes from good ones; intrusive thoughts, autopilot thinking: causes and helps, benefits of meds and therapy; and how we are all on a bipolar spectrum.
May 4, 2019
Steps to take if you think you’re getting depressed; the benefits of exercise & being mindful
Good articles I’ve read and recommend to help with depressive episodes and hopefully help motivate you to exercise.
April 23, 2019
Recovering from irritable depression, using support systems
A weeks’ long depression is so much better than one that lasts months, but it still has challenges to overcome.
April 13, 2019
Difficulty understanding moods with a broken brain. Trying not to fall into old thinking patterns.
Our recovery paths are not linear. There are still obstacles to overcome. Recognize warning signs and take responsibility for words and actions. Believe in yourself, things do get better.
March 25, 2019
Meds & the brain, cannabis use, drinking water and taking naps
Take meds as prescribed, be honest with your doc, avoid at all costs things you know are harmful to your mood and life.
March 15, 2019
Bipolar patients on wrong meds? Do we need meds?
Meds are not the only answer to bipolar episodes. But the right meds and right doses are critical to good mental health.
March 6, 2019
Anxiety about trip to visit daughter, drop in med dose, books & music
Been feeling anxious about trip to see oldest daughter, psychiatrist dropped one med dose, books I’ve read or am reading, favorite musical artists.
February 22, 2019
Horrors of mania that resulted in jail
A manic episode 2 years ago that changed my life: I am now vigilant about my mental health and practice self-care every day.
February 14, 2019
Enjoying hypomanic week, hoping mania isn’t next. Trying to stay vigilant about my mental health.
I’ve been productive and present, more often than not. Being consistent with some things to prevent manic episode. Enjoying the ride...for now.
February 6, 2019
Depression, meds, honesty and being good to yourself
Getting out of depression, being honest with yourself and your doc, taking the right meds and doses consistently, and being vigilant about your mental health.
January 28, 2019
Stories of hypomania and mania, and ways to prevent episodes
Stories of my bipolar life before I started living episode-free 2 years ago. What I’m doing to prevent those mood swings, things that you can do, too.
January 16, 2019
Meditation is a Missing Link for Managing Moods
Meditation is probably not what you think it is: you create your own meditation space the way YOU want to do it. Lower your stress, your anxiety and improve mood stability.
January 8, 2019
Sleeping poorly, manic times and mood stability tips
Hypomanic and manic times I’ve had (including jail), sleep is a key to mood stability, and tips for getting a good night’s sleep that work for me.
December 30, 2018
Bipolar holiday survival strategies
Why being present at holidays is a present: for our friends and relatives and for us. Ways that we can have enjoyable and memorable holidays.
December 21, 2018
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right
Rendering depression lifeless, lifestyle changes to improve mental illness, struggle with routine, wellness caring and long-term stability
December 15, 2018
A Code For An Authentic Self
Continuing to learn so much while in recovery from bipolar disorder and addiction. Thanks Dyane & Ryan!
December 1, 2018
11 Things I’ve Learned Living With Bipolar Disorder for 24 Years
Bipolar disorder and addiction have long been a part of my life. But in my continuing recovery, I am more agile, stronger and more resilient than I have ever been. Like a Phoenix, I rise again and survive, and prepare for the battles ahead.
November 27, 2018