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Samantha Steiner is the author of the new book, "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," which is now available on Amazon. She is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog, MyBipolarMind.com.

  • Self-Injury Awareness Day 2019

    These days, it seems as if most people from their preteens on up have heard of self-harm or may even know someone who purposely hurts their self. Self-injury can now be found on TV, in movies, books, and all over the web. There is much more information about this aspect of mental health than there was 20 years ago; when I first started using self-injury as a coping mechanism. That’s right, I am one of the 1 in 5 females who self-harm. For males, 1 out of every 7 has turned to this as well. In the US, there is an estimate of two million people who reportedly self-harm every year. (Continue Reading)

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  • 3 Key Tips for Planning an Awesome Sabbatical

    A sabbatical is a well-earned break from years of work, usually involving some travel. It is a great opportunity to take some time for yourself, expand your horizons, and take stock of where you are in life through enriching experiences.

  • My Shifting Moods

    Today started off rocky. I was riddled with anxiety about having to leave the house to go to my Primary Care Physicians office. It was horrible. Lucky for me, I found some of my CBD oil and that took the edge off quite a bit.

  • Early Morning Thoughts: March 2, 2019

    Early Morning Thoughts: March 2, 2019 I am writing this from the comfort of my bed via my smartphone. So, please don’t mind any spelling or grammar errors that you may come by. As I am writing this, it is… Read More ›

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Facts, Signs, and Treatments

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (also known as OCD) is a chronic mental illness where people have either obsessive thoughts (obsessions) or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). In simple terms, these people have recurring thoughts and behavior.

  • A Waste of Space

    A Waste of Space I have not been feeling like myself since last night, and trying to find joy in anything today is challenging. I feel like a complete waste of space. I cannot afford to take care of myself… Read More ›

  • Daily Self-Love Practices: Learning To Love Yourself

    Daily Self-Love Practices: Learning To Love Yourself By: Samantha & Nicole C. Welcome back to the 2019 Selfie Love Challenge Hosted by My Bipolar Mind and Kelly over at Budding Joy! Today is Thursday, February 28th, 2019; the last day… Read More ›

  • Yuck, Strawberry Shortcakes

    I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s so frustrating, unpredictable, and can be very scary. Not ever knowing when something will trigger it. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress due to psychological shock. Trauma can come from many of things but many come from traumatic events.

  • Loving Yourself Regardless of Your Relationship Status

    Welcome back to the 2019 Selfie Love Challenge hosted by myself here at My Bipolar Mind and the lovely Kelly over at Budding Joy. Be sure to check out Kelly’s blog and follow her to stay up to date on the #SelfieLove2019 Challenge. Also, if you are not a follower of My Bipolar Mind, please be sure to follow us as well! Today is Saturday, February 23, 2019. It is never too late to jump into this self-love/self-care challenge. If you haven’t been following along or just came across this challenge now,

  • Common Triggers & How To Cope With Them

    Triggers are things that you have learned that may causes distress. There are many common triggers for just about any condition.

  • Up, Down & Everything In Between

    I have been meaning to blog for a little while now but every time I would create a post I would delete it. If I can remember correctly when I wrote my last personal post I was in a full-blown downswing. Since then, I have been a very agitated manic and then bounced around from up, down, to everything in between.

  • Why Self-Love Is Important for Mental Health

    Welcome back to the 2019 Selfie Love Challenge! Be sure to subscribe to both My Bipolar Mind and Budding Joy to stay updated on the #SelfieLove2019 Challenge! Today is day four of the challenge which brings us to Sunday, February 17th, 2019!

  • 2019 Selfie Love Challenge

    My Bipolar Mind has teamed up with Budding Joy to bring you the 2019 Selfie Love Challenge. #SelfieLove2019! Continue Reading To Learn More!

  • #BellLetsTalk – What if the elephant in the room could speak?

  • A Storm Is Brewing…

    A storm is brewing and a depressive episode is underway. I can feel it try to pull me under the surface as it surrounds me. I am trying to fight my way against it with everything that I have. I knew after the mania ended that I was headed in this direction. I was just hoping that it wouldn’t be so soon.

  • I Just Wanted To Share This!!

    Today, an article came out that I was featured in. It is titled. “38 Underrepresented World Wide Talents That You Need To Know.” It is from The Fresh Faces Project. I am ecstatic right now! I feel so honored and blessed!

  • Days Like Yesterday by Nicole Renae

    Days Like Yesterday By: Nicole Renae I wake up, not wanting to move. I get up, pushing through. One thing, and then another. Seems like I’m on a hill, everything crashing down. My heart aches my heads fuzzy. I’m pissed… Read More ›

  • The Devil Is Real And Its Name Is Addiction by Kayl

    “I have come face to face with the devil more times than I can count. I have lived life as an addict, and I have loved an addict, and I have been in love with addicts. Being pulled from both sides is so hard considering you have lived both loves. I honestly think that loving an addict is much harder than being an addict.” – Kayl (Continue Reading…)

  • Natural Sleep: How To Get Better Rest Without Medication

    Natural sleep—or sleep that doesn’t require medication—is wonderful for both physical and mental health, but it’s something that many Americans battle for each night. Stress, anxiety, diet, illness, and health issues can all contribute to wakefulness, leaving us feeling groggy and unprepared to face life’s challenges the next day. (Continue Reading…)

  • My Bipolar Mind: A Blessing in Disguise (Link)

    I wanted to share a link with you all to a guest post I did for the lovely Christy over at When Women Inspire. She was nice enough to invite me over to her site. The piece I did for her is called “My Bipolar Mind: A Blessing in Disguise.” Do you think it’s possible to be able to look at your own mental illness as a blessing in disguise?

  • Dual Diagnosis— Bipolar & Recovery From Substance Abuse (Reblogged)

    This is a wonderful post about dual diagnoses for the lovely Jodanneabella over at Confessions of a Bipolar Diva. It is very informative and insightful. Please check it out.

  • After The Mania Ends…

    I had a manic episode wash over me last Tuesday (1/15/19) and I feel like I am still coming down from it. I can go from being perfectly fine to on edge in a matter of seconds.

  • What Is Verbal Abuse by Nicole Renae

    What is verbal abuse? Can you define it? I myself have fallen victim to it and believed everything to be true. Verbal abuse is not only words used to belittle and hurt; it’s also used to control and manipulate. (Continue Reading…)

  • My Bipolar Rollercoaster by Kristine Colley

    Living with Personality Disorders is one of the hardest mental disorders you can deal with on a day to day basis. Along with mood swings, it causes you to be mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. Not knowing what to expect, or how to feel, it really takes a toll on any person dealing with something as such. (Continue reading…)

  • A Poem | The Real Flavors of Life

    The Real Flavors of Life. A Poem by Kristine Colley. (Continue Reading)

  • Facebook Event For Release of “My Bipolar Mind: You’re Not Alone”

    I was finally able to create a public event on Facebook for the release of my first book My Bipolar Mind: You’re not alone. I would greatly appreciate anyone who is willing to check out the event and share it on their timeline on FB. The more shares I get, the better the chances of me getting noticed.

  • Dreams & Goals For 2019

    I know that a few posts ago before the new year even hit, I had mentioned that I was not planning out any new year’s resolutions and that I was going to go into 2019 without any expectations. I had originally said that the only thing I wanted in 2019 was to be happy since 2018 really broke me down and drug me through the mud. (Continue Reading…)

  • In A Fog This Morning

    I can’t seem to get my brain to function right this morning. I feel like I am trapped inside a thick fog and can’t navigate my way around. Perhaps this has something to do with only getting two hours of sleep. I even took all my nighttime meds and was still unable to stay dreamland. (Continue Reading)

  • Still Up In The Clouds

    Today, so far, has been a good day. Part of me feels like my head is still up in the clouds. It could still be the rush from my book, My Bipolar Mind: You’re not alone, coming out, but I believe the reason I am also feeling so light-hearted has to do with the fact that my publisher decided to take on the new book I pitched to them. (Continue Reading…)

  • Book Review: “You’re Going to be Fine” by Brittney D. Herz

    Book Review: “You’re Going to be Fine” by Britteny D. Herz You’re Going to be Fine, by author Brittney D. Herz, is a captivating and heart-wrenching true story about juvenile mental health and the impact it can have on the… Read More ›

  • Craving The Good Days

    Guest Post by Brittney D. Herz:

    She’s upstairs again. Screaming into the air and wishing so much hatred down on me because I wouldn’t let her watch television this morning. We did so good yesterday, I think to myself as her screams are punctuated by her throwing books across her room. (Continue Reading)

  • Feeling The Rush…

    Yesterday was an excellent day for me. I was and still am in a very good mood. Yet, part of me is worried that this feeling is going to crash at any minute and my depression will return. But I am trying to not think like that because I want to really enjoy this happy feeling. It is also slightly euphoric. I am not sure if it is getting ready to turn into a manic episode. Who knows, maybe it is already one! (Continue Reading…)

  • My Bipolar Mind: You’re Not Alone – Now Available In Paperback!

    My new book, “My Bipolar Mind: You’re not alone,” if now available on paperback on Amazon.

  • Would You Like a Reblog? Leave a Link

    Hey Guys and Gals, Please check out this post if you are are looking for reblog this New Years’s! Much Love, Samantha

  • Happy New Year! 2019… Here I Come!

    I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year! I wish each and everyone of you guys and gals Peace, Love. and lots of Happiness in 2019. (Continue Reading…)