Triggers

Most bi-polar books will talk about stressors or triggers that either first awakened the bi-polar and/or continue to cause episodes during treatment. Since sufferers have zero tolerance for most things, seemingly unimportant and inconsequential day to day things can cause outbursts of seismic proportions!

Diet

You will know by now that I am very diet conscious after a lifetime struggle with weight. After successfully losing weight at 40 years old after yo-yoing for twenty-five years, I am a little obsessed and scared about weight gain. The pills in the clinic made me eat like a starved wolf. I was literally…

Alcohol and Addiction

My first dalliance with alcohol was, of course, at school around 14 years of age. Not really a big deal but my tipple of choice in those days (early 80s) was ‘’spritzer’ aka white wine and soda water. Later I would strangle anyone for diluting my wine! Also as the years went by, the wine…