Coping with solitude

Contact me I am in my 70s and have lived on my own for the past 20 years since my husband died of suicide. 20 years is a very long time to be alone, and I have no family in this country, either. Yet, here I am alive and well and really enjoying life as […]

Happy New Year

Contact me How were your holidays? I hope you enjoyed yourself and had lots of goodies to eat. Now it is dieting all round! I had too much to eat but had one of the best Christmases I have ever had. I was invited at the last minute to go to a friend’s house which […]

Have you ever been lonely?

Contact me “Have you ever been lonely? Have you ever been blue?” That’s how the song goes, doesn’t it? And it you are like many people you can identify with that song because you too have felt lonely on occasion. Of course, you can go out and mix with society – eat alone or go […]

We never did mornings

Have you ever loved and lost? I bet you have. Nearly everyone I know could identify with that statement. We live in a world of uncertainties and love is one of them. You may find the love of your life, later to realize that they do not love you in the same way and the relationship falls […]

Depression and suicide in bipolar disorder

Trigger warning! If you have bipolar disorder, you will no doubt have had suicidal ideation which is thinking about death and planning how to take your own life. I say that with assurance because I know how common these thoughts are. It may be a revelation to you, but you are not alone with these […]

Do you struggle with bipolar 1 mania?

I know that I did before I got my bipolar 1 disorder under control. I can remember what a fool I made of myself on more than one occasion. If you suffer from mania brought on by bipolar 1 you will understand that the symptoms are very difficult to control, and most of the time […]

Getting to know you.

This is my very first blog post and I can’t wait to tell you how excited I am to be talking to you. It is one thing writing a book, but quite another to think about talking to a person who is interested in bipolar. I am very grateful to you for checking this blog […]