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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.

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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.

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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…)

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2018 Is Coming To An End…

2018 is coming to an end and most people are planning out their New Year’s resolutions. After the chaotic year that I have had filled with so much loss and heartbreak, I am going into 2019 without many expectations. I am not going to say that this is the year that I will finally lose all this extra fluff that I carry around. I am not going to say that this is the year I get married (again). I am not even going to say that this is the year I hope they find a cure for bipolar disorder. (Continue reading…)

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Baseline

Baseline I have been pretty much baseline the past few days. Not really elevated, but not really depressed either. I…

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Current Mood: Mania Madness

Current Mood: Mania Madness The past two days seem like a complete blur of manic chaos. I did not sleep…

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World Mental Health Day 2018: Free PDF Giveaway of the Book Birth of a New Brain

Today is World Mental Health Day 2018, and today is also my dear friend Dyane Harwood’s book’s one-year birthday. 🎂 Yes, Dyane’s memoir Birth of a New Brain–Healing From Postpartum Bipolar Disorder was published one year ago today on October 10, 2017! We have a real treat for you guys today. To celebrate her books birthday, Dyane is giving away free PDF copies of her amazing book–and I highly suggest checking it out!

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Sleepless In Allentown

Normal people are asleep right now. But as for me… I’m up like, “Yeah, let’s get productive!” I guess this may be the start of a hypomanic/manic episode. In all honesty, I don’t mind it as long as the agitation that is sometimes associated with mania doesn’t show up. I’d choose mania over a depressive episode any day!

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The Last Few Weeks: The Good & The Bad

I apologize, once again, for being MIA, but for some reason, I have not been able to write anything – no blog posts, no articles, not one damn thing – and it is driving me absolutely insane! I am a writer and a blogger so writing is what I do. I would also like to add that I am also going to be a published author in the near future!

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A Poem | I Don’t Feel Like Functioning Today

I don’t feel like functioning today | So I’ll ignore all my calls | Until they fade away to my voicemail | Which I’ll never even bother to check anyway…

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Lost On This Bipolar Rollercoaster Ride

I am somewhere on this bipolar rollercoaster ride, but I am not quite sure where. I think I may be stuck in the midst of a mixed episode. I have some symptoms of mania, yet some symptoms of depression at the same time. I will go from being highly productive and wanting to get things done to being the complete opposite. I am not exactly sure how I am feeling, and because of all the this, I am pretty sure this is a mixed episode.

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Bipolar Disorder: Dreams & Mood Swings

Correlations Between Dreams And Bipolar Mood Swings

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Happy Easter (And Ironically April Fools Day!)

I wanted to take the time to wish everyone a Happy Easter!

Posted in Advice Bipolar Disorder Depression Family Mental Health Samantha Steiner Tips & Techniques

Dealing With A Loved One Who Is Bipolar

Tips on how to deal with a loved one who is Bipolar.

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How I Procrastinate

When Procationation Kicks In. Also, Reading An Amazing Book Called, “Anxiety Girl.”

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Cherish The Good Days While They Are Here

Cherish the good days while they are here, so you can try to remember them when the bad days appear

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What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar Disorder is a mental health disorder with episodes of mood swings ranging anywhere from depressive lows to manic highs – and everything in between.

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Insomnia Never Ends: Feb 7 @ 5:20 am

I hate not being able to sleep. | I was extremely happy and thought I found a cure for my depression, but I was wrong.

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My Bipolar Insomnia: 1-31-18 @ 3 am

My mind is wide awake and racing with a million things, but physically I feel exhausted.

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My Bipolar Life: My Mixed Episode

So, I have come to the conclusion that I am in a mixed bipolar episode, yet again. For like the…