Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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Lynne Taetzsch's Posts

Goodbye for Now

This will be my last sharepost as an expert patient for BipolarConnect.com.  I am a full-time abstract artist, and lately it has been hard to keep up with everything.  In June I’m going to be in shows at The Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, New York, and Monkdogz Urban Art in New York City.  Plus I’ve been getting a lot of... Read moreChevron

Resolving Conflicts in Support Groups

This week I got a call from a college student, let’s call her “Jane,” who wanted to observe our bipolar support group meeting in order to write a paper about it to fulfill a school assignment.  Jane was taking a class in Clinical Psychiatry and was to write about the format and process of our meeting rather than the content.  She... Read moreChevron

Is Getting Sick a Way to Give Us a Break?

After getting through the whole winter without being sick, and congratulating myself on that fact, I picked up a head cold from my granddaughter last week.  I had had some sleepless nights and our new spring weather slipped back into freezing temps, so my defenses were down.    Adrian and I both got the cold, but each of us dealt... Read moreChevron

Money Management

This week at our bipolar meeting, we talked about problems dealing with money, and in particular, going through bankruptcy.  I remember the first time I had to file bankruptcy in the early 70s when my small business failed.  I felt such a sense of shame, failure, and humiliation.  I sat around drinking all day and thinking about... Read moreChevron

Is it Harder to Recover from Travels When We’re Bipolar?

We flew from New York to California for ten days to visit family, and while it was a good trip (every day sunny and warm), I seem to be having a lot of trouble getting my life back on track after returning.  Maybe it didn’t help that we got home at 2:30 a.m., or that traveling by plane these days is a grueling ordeal.  We started off... Read moreChevron