#147: Will I Ever Feel Rested About My Bipolar Around Family?

confidence growth mindset Feb 24, 2022
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Does the thought of total relaxation around your closest loved ones and extended family seem impossible when you’ve had stories of bipolar disorder to surface there?

Are there people out there who actually find MORE loving commitment from their families and friends once they bring their stories to life?

Don’t miss today’s episode as we branch off from our previous series on Wellness, to understand what it means to be “at peace” with Ourselves, our Diagnosis and our Closest Allies.


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  • Believe it or not, your family and best friends probably want you to be as full of health as possible, even though there’s now a mental illness in the picture to live with.

  • You are not “damaged goods” if you’ve suffered at the cruel mercies of bipolar disorder for years without successful management. You are fully Normal, given the power of what this thing can do to all affected human beings.

  • Feeling “at home” with Yourself AND your Family or Loved Ones is like two pedals on a bicycle. You need to put a little effort into both at the same time to get the greatest lasting benefits.


Lifer Discussion Guide

There is no Lifer guide for this episode, but you can use the takeaway stories in this episode to open up a conversation this week. “Lifers” are special people who have the kind of faithfulness to you that assures you they’ll be there when called upon. If you haven’t nominated a Lifer as part of your non-medical support team, what are you waiting for? :-)


Join the Tribe!

Once you’ve had a chance to talk or journal about these things you might have a question from this episode. If so, make sure you head on over to The Bipolar Now Podcast Network on Facebook! There’s quite a few people over there who are also taking a new step in their mental health. And we’d love for you to share your story with us when you’re ready. So don’t miss out!