Continued from Hell right here on earth - a mixed manic episode experience. You can read from the first post in this series Behind Smiling Eyes here. The psychosis which took over mind and body when I was sixteen one day disappeared as quickly as it had come. It was mid spring at the end … Continue reading Blissful hypomania
I'm brimming with emotion almost always. Having bipolar disorder means my emotional spectrum is deeper at both ends (positive and negative) than the average person. My neurons are hyperactive. My brain literally has more intense signaling pathways for emotions. On the one hand, this can feel a bit exclusive - I can experience the same … Continue reading Self-harm in my life
Taking small steps toward your goals and values every morning goes a very long way to making you a successful person. It's not just using your mornings effectively that builds this success but the mind-frame it sets you in for the rest of the day. I find achieving several things before I even get to … Continue reading Morning routines and achieving more in your day
The definition of a healthy diet varies wildly depending on who you ask, even among experts. I’m going to share the type of diet I adhere to and briefly explain why I believe it’s one of the healthiest diets out there. Note, however, that I am not a dietician or nutritionist. Instead, the decisions I’ve … Continue reading The Nourish My Life healthy eating philosophy
Starting the day with yoga paves the way for an energised, grounded day ahead of you! At an absolute minimum I like to spend 1 minute in the morning doing deep, yogic breathing to open up my lungs, stretch my neck and get my blood oxygen pumping. As much as possible I follow this breathing … Continue reading Morning yoga routine
I've very recently started using a light box - the NatureBright Sun Bliss light box to be exact, which I posted about a week or so ago and thought it high-time I filled you in on how bright light therapy is going for me. If you want to know more about light and dark therapies … Continue reading NatureBright Sun Bliss Light Box – review so far
This look is definitely one of my personal favourites. There’s nothing I love more than bold purple eyeshadow hues to offset my green eyes! It’s perfect for warming and brightening up your face during the day in winter, or as a fresh and fun look for a night out. I found these pictures I took … Continue reading Bright purple eye make-up
This everyday minimal look is super easy and quick to apply. It suits any eye colour and complexion and is fresh and perfect for keeping your image professional and neat for work! I’ve used my Coastal Scents 88-color Warm Palette (the whole palette is only US$11.95! Online store here) but you can re-create the look with any … Continue reading Everyday natural eye make-up look!
WARNING: The following post contains content which may be triggering including self-harm, psychotic hallucinations and delusions. This post is continued from A brewing storm. The first post of my story is Behind smiling eyes. * * * Poems flow from the tip of my pen. The words pour frantically out of my head and are scrawled angrily … Continue reading Hell right here on earth; a psychotic mania experience
Did you know there are lamps available to help train our circadian rhythms to simulated daylight? In the modern world we don't play by the rules of the sun - we stay up late with our lights on and close our blinds against the morning light. We travel huge distances to completely different time zones … Continue reading My new light therapy lamp!