#8 Do Crisis Better

crisis lifers May 09, 2019

 

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Once bipolar is "active" it can often lead to a rocky path, from one episode-fueled crisis to the next. This isn't even accounting for the inevitable non-mental health crises that appear in life.

Philip and Mike share from recent personal crises and how their mental game gets thrown off by unforeseen challenges. 

Discover how a few key practices help them recover more quickly and "level up" their ability to handle future events! 

 

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#7: Gaining Family After Crisis

family lifers mania May 02, 2019

 

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When mental illness strikes it often leaves your family confused and afraid. Confused because they no longer recognize your language and behaviors, and afraid because it's hard to understand what to do in order to help you.

Mike and Erin relive an episode where he came looking for her while in a mixed manic state with psychosis and paranoia. 

Find out why a low-key approach from loved ones can keep a bad situation from getting ugly! 

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#6: Shrinking Stress with Daily Rituals

lifestyle mindset stress Apr 06, 2019

 

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Nothing prolongs an episode of bipolar disorder like persistent and elevated stress. Our special brains are uniquely designed without the "shock absorbers" that others have to help them cope with changes and challenges.

So what's a person to do? Well I'm glad you asked!

The best practice in stress management is to attack your trigger(s) with daily rituals that put you in control of how much they affect you.

Listen as Mike gives a special "mini-training" on how to engineer every day with activities that keep the mental beatings at bay!

 

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#5: Having Strength Through Joy in Service

depression lifers mindset Apr 06, 2019

 

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The longer a bipolar disorder has to play havoc in your life, the more you retreat into self-centered thinking and activities. And getting sucked into this is no way to stay productive and healthy!

How can we keep our anxious hurts and frustrations and disappointments from taking over the conversation?

Is there anything that can break the spell of self-defeat and restore us to a radiant place in our families and community?

Listen as Mike shares with Daniel how their unexpected and service-based working relationship turned out to be the rocket fuel for his recovery from a 2-year depression.

 

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#4: Fill Your Well and Be Consistently Inspired

depression lifers Apr 06, 2019

 

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One thing that kills a spirit of enthusiasm and forward momentum is the debilitating disinterest that's cooked up by bipolar's depressive phase.

Studies have shown that those of us with this illness spend up to 80% of our year dealing with effects of a downward episode. But what if we could cut that number down? Like, WAY down?

It turns out that staying interested in healthy and enjoyable activities, as well as keeping our minds in motion with new material makes a massive difference.

In this episode Daniel and Mike reveal the places they go to stay inspired and growing as professional, family, and community leaders and how you can copy them for a better quality of life!

 

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#3: Making Everyday Movement Work For You

fitness mindset Apr 06, 2019

 

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Bipolar disorder is famously known for reconfiguring our activity level. From barely being able to get out of bed by noon, to deciding on a whim to take a 13 mile run into town - when you're not a runner - this illness brings mental and physical confusion to the topic of personal fitness!

What is an appropriate way to move our bodies, and how long does it take to reverse the lethargy and lack of motivation that we feel?

Listen as Mike and Daniel each share about their use of fitness and finding the mind-body connection that works for them.

 

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#2: Building New Trust with Yourself and Others

lifers mindset Apr 06, 2019

 

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 From the moment a bipolar disorder enters the picture, trust begins to erode at the edges of our reputation and work its way inward. 

We become unpredictable and difficult to live with. Episodes of mania undo our good name and destroy our credit, both financially and relationally. Episodes mixed with anxiety and depression make us a nervous wreck, pessimistic, and full of anger and fear.

So how do you put back into place what the illness has taken away? Is there any hope of full restoration and peace?

Listen as Daniel asks Mike how he built new and better trust through key relationships and a bigger mission for his recovery.

 

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#1: Playing a Bigger Game in Your Mental Health

lifers mindset Apr 06, 2019

 

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This very first episode of The Bipolar Now Podcast comes right out of the gate with the number one mindset to have when living with this disorder.

Do you manage your bipolar with intentionality? Does it respond the way you want it to? Could you become more resilient and reach for bigger goals?

What would change for you if you did?

Find out as Mike and Daniel open up about what it takes to play on a higher level and how to reap the rewards in your own life!

 

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