#26: Growing Into Your Best Self

growth mindset wellness Sep 12, 2019
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When I was first diagnosed bipolar, I had just turned 30. I was tormented, confused, and full of nervous energy about things as trivial as going to the store. Never since my early childhood was I more in need of nurturing, and as I looked around I discovered no real-life mentors in mental illness.

Step forward 8 years. I’m entering a brand new phase of my life doing work and relationships and a host of other pursuits on a whole other level. My previous fears about bipolar disorder crippling me for eternity are almost entirely removed. I’ve become a new person. Again.

In this episode of The Bipolar Now Podcast, I share with you the hidden (but intentional) growth process that drives what you see and hear on the show and in my videos. It’s what powers every person who has made peace with this difficult disorder.

You don’t want to miss it!


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  • When you’re sabotaged by symptoms, it will stunt all of your growth.

  • Having a growth plan is the surest way to stay on track with making progress in your mental illness, and being able to keep your gains even if you get sick.

  • Not everyone needs to grow to full maturity to experience the joys of “blending in” to society and being comfortable with concealing (or revealing) their unique challenge.


Lifer Discussion Guide

There is no Lifer Discussion Guide for this week’s episode. Something powerful that you can do is to share the guide with your Lifer (download it here) and share with them where you are at in the Plan. There will be so much to talk about!


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!


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