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Before The Sun Rises

Image Credit: Unsplash Before The Sun Rises At this very moment, it is almost 5 in the morning. I woke…

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The Best Way To Gain Happiness: Nicole C’s Perspective

In my bipolar roller coast of a mind, I find it hard to hold on to happiness that lingers. So I sat down did the work and came up with 10 things I can do that I have proven to make my life happier. By keeping a positive attitude as much as I can, it helps to create happy memories to get me through some very dark sad days. I can look back over my life remembering good and bad. Here are 10 steps I take to remind myself and continue to build on my own personal happiness:

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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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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.

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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,…

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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.

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A Waste of Space

A Waste of Space I have not been feeling like myself since last night, and trying to find joy in…

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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…

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Tips on How to Find Out What Your Triggers Are

Tips on How to Find Out What Your Triggers Are I created the Blog posts, “What Are Triggers” & “Common…

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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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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!

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What Are Triggers?

What are triggers? This is a very good question in a time when everyone is talking about how they are so triggered by this that and the other. Triggers are things that you have learned that may cause you distress. They can be anything from a word, event, place, date, even a person them self can be a trigger.

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

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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.

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How to Calm Anxiety Before a Panic Attack

How to Calm Anxiety Before a Panic Attack I am a strong and relentless woman. I had my feet granted,…

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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,…

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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…)