Staying Healthy With Bipolar Disorder

Staying Healthy With Bipolar Disorder

http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/bipolar-depression/staying-healthy-with-bipolar-disorder.aspx?xid=aol_rss

I disagree with some of this, but the rest is stuff most of us already know because we’ve lived it. If I kept a mood diary, it would scare the world and since I plan on taking over the world one day, I believe in keeping some things to myself. (I’m kidding. On this list should be: Have a sense of humor, even if you’re the only one laughing.)

Above all, do what is right for you and what works for you, and don’t focus so much on what make or may noy be working for others. Learn from each other, but don’t copy each other. Everyone’s body chemistry works differently.  

The social implications of a cookie.

Had to share this. Right now I REALLY want a piece of chocolate. There’s no reason to food shame.

Emily L. Hauser - In My Head

chocolate chip cookieJust once, when I happen to be in a group of women, I’d like to have a cookie without having to consider the social implications of having a cookie.

This happened to me just now — I was at the park at a little teacher-organized end-of-year gathering of kids, having a brief conversation with a small handful of women. One turned to the rest of us and said “I want a cookie. Does anyone else want a cookie?” and as one, the rest of us smiled and said no. The cookie-fetcher then said “Well, now I feel bad, I’ll be the only one taking a cookie!” and came back with an apple.

Now, I am a fan of apples and have nothing against them. Apples are a fine thing. And sometime I genuinely do not want a cookie.

But I have no idea if I wanted a cookie in that…

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