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365daysofbipolar.com is five years old. I started this blog in February 2015. I hope that this site has helped you as much as it has helped me, this is a personal blog after all. This blog has been my therapy, my teacher and my way of being useful and provide value to the mental health community. Hopefully, along the way, this blog has been providing some value to you, the reader. Because if I have been useful and provided value to you, I can ask nothing more.
I started this blog with the intent of sharing how we can live with and manage bipolar disorder so that life, even with bipolar, could be ducky. But always there was a deeper focus. That deeper focus was to help others learn that it was only by connecting with our authentic selves that this life could be accomplished. Even though I conceived this idea right from the beginning It has taken me five years to learn to make the message concise. Here is an excerpt from one of my first posts, February 2015.
“The subject of spirituality is a difficult one in the world today as spirituality is often confused with religion. Religion asks that you believe this or that doctrine or creed. Spirituality, at the least the spirituality I speak of, asks you to acknowledge that you are made up of body, mind and spirit. The spirituality I speak of is for you to align your ways with your personal spirit and to do things that build or strengthen that spirit within you. Just as exercise and proper diet help your body and working on affirmations help your mind, there are things that will help strengthen your spirit.
It is your spirit and there is no teacher, religious leader or anyone else that can heal and strengthen your spirit better than being true to your own nature. The problem is we have to be sane enough, mentally stable, to learn our true nature. We have to learn our real ideals, ideals that ring true in our spirit and therefore are our personal truth.”
Your true nature is your authentic self and 365daysofbipolar is dedicated to helping you connect to that authentic self. Here you will find tools and ideas that will help you:
- manage your bipolar disorder,
- heal your body through proper eating
- Connect with your authentic self.
As we conclude this week’s blog post always remember our battle with bipolar disorder is with and in our minds. Our battle is with our illness not with other people, places, situations or other external things. Our goal is to develop the self-discipline to take control of our emotions, minds and lives.
The great inspirational speaker, Jim Rohn, said:” Work harder on yourself than anything else.”
I say,” Work hard on yourself and everything else falls into place like magic.”
Keep to the path, the hard one. The easy one does not go anywhere.
Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff M.D,
The Power of Surrender: Let Go and Energize Your Relationships, Success, and Well-Being by Judith Orloff M. D.
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BLOG OF THE WEEK:
Many other people blog on bipolar and related subjects. Mental wellness is all about knowledge and learning about ourselves. The more informed we are the easier our struggles may be. Each week I attach a blog written by someone else that I found interesting that may inform you as well. This is another author’s work I am just attaching their blog for you. I hope you enjoy this week’s blog created by Kendra Syrdal originally featured in Thought Catalog