A BipolarQuote by Alyssa Reyans, Letters From A Bipolar Mother

This quote resonates with me so much. Inside my head, I can hear my ‘true’ self screaming YES!!! Finally someone totally gets it… I am not completely alone in this world. I’m not as rare as I once thought.

Truly!

After my last mental health breakdown… which was a culmination of several years ranging from 2008 until about 2017. I often thought “who the f*ck am I? Will I ever get me back? Am I lost for good? Was the “me” I use to be the real one, or was I this person all along?

I now have the answer to those questions because for the first time in years, I look into that mirror, and with tears, I see who it was I loved… I see myself again. I see the compassion, and love, I see the person that others came to know and love. I lost myself to this cruel disorder. The shell of me, because of the bipolar 1 disorder that ran rampant like a wildfire in my head, that girl who I couldn’t stand looking at… that person was now gone. I hope she never returns, and I strive each day to move forward in love for myself, and the knowledge that I have gained from my painful life experiences.

The pain is like a fire, a cleansing fire… and I fight, continue on, creating new moments, and holding on to the opportunity to fix things that went wrong. I am healing daily, and want to help those who love me and have been hurt by me… they need healing as well, we all need healing, and I will do all I can to help…

That is love… and I am love. <— notice the positive affirmation I snuck in?? -smile- being positive does rewire your brain, and the more positive affirmations I can sneak into my life, the better!

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Quote For May 1, 2019

Grab hold of life with both hands and make the most of every single day. Everyone’s best will not look the same, so don’t compare yourself to others. Just resolve to do the best you can within your limitations… Remove all preconceived expectations (for frustration is expectation going unmet)… Don’t become stagnant, instead focus on continuously learning something new… Put mindfulness to practice where it will benefit you, as it is highly successful in testing mood disorders and chronic pain… And continue growing in passion for yourself to live your best life!

Always be open to living… this one life is all that we know to exist, there is no other. So get to living your best life and becoming the very best you!

10 Ultimate Self-Care Tips

A great article I wanted to share here. Self care is very important and can make a huge difference in your quality of life. If you properly care for yourself, you are better able to care for others. I hope you enjoy these 10 self care tips and incorporate them into your daily life.

Becoming the Very Best You

“Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too.”- L.R. Knost

An article from NAMI (National Alliance On Mental Health) about self-care and Taking Care Of Yourself says that self-care is “like the advice we’re given on airplanes: put on your own oxygen mask before trying to help someone else with theirs.” So as is obvious, it is a pretty big deal.

Before being a caregiver to others, you must be able to care for your “self” first. Improving your relation ship with yourself will help you both mentally, and physically… making you more resilient, and better able to handle the ups and downs of life.

A fantastic way to ensure great mental health is to take care of yourself physically. A strong, and healthy foundation is key to building a strong mental and physical connection. Here are a few key things to practice:

  1. Refrain from alcohol…

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