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,... Read more
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 more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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 more