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The last time I shared here, I was the sickest I’d been since my initial diagnosis around 13 or so years ago. I’m happy to share that I’m doing much better. I’m by no means in tip-top shape, few people are. But I’m aware that there’s much work left to be done and I’m willing […]

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We all have been there; we get nervous or anxious about things like speaking in public, before making an important decision or while going through an emotional turmoil. It’s normal! It is our body’s natural response; a kind of alarm that goes off when it feels threatened or while facing a challenging situation. But sometimes […]

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*Trigger Warning: Discussion surrounding anorexia and a brief reference to suicide. It’s been a long time. I’ve been M.I.A. – from this blog, from the bipolar support group I started and from life in general. But most painfully, I’ve been an absent wife, mother and daughter. A walking corpse.  .  .  .   barely… .  […]

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. September 5th-11th is National Suicide Prevention Week. And September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. One way you can show your support is by changing your social media profile pictures to a Suicide Prevention & Awareness Ribbon. The American Association of Suicidology and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline both offer downloadable badges. If you […]

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In exchange for my honest review, GlassesShop has compensated me with a pair of glasses. But you can benefit too! Purchase glasses online with GlassesShop and use the code GSHOT50 to receive 50% off on eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded)! Continue reading to learn more about my experience. When this opportunity […]

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*Trigger Warning: this post may contain triggers surrounding suicide, suicide loss, suicidal thoughts and self-harm. Please take a minute to read The Sunny Shadow Disclaimer. The exact number of my suicide attempts escapes me. But the number’s irrelevant, all that matters is that I’m still here. Sometimes I still believe that suicide is an inevitability for me; […]

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I recently had a birthday. A year from now I will be forty years old. Thankfully the prospect of aging doesn’t get me down. But unfortunately when you’re a woman, and especially if you’re a woman living with bipolar disorder, aging can impact your mood greatly. This is thanks to menopause. “Times of increased reproductive hormonal changes, such as […]

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