Author Archives: Pieces of Bipolar

Nature’s inspiration

Therapeutic or just the latest craze, adult mandala colouring is taking off in leaps and bounds. Mandalas are not limited to pencil and paper. Use nature as your canvas, as […]

Let music shift your pain

So often in our daily struggles with bipolar, mired down in depression or anxiety, psychosis or anger, we can lose sight of the concept of joy, of delight, jubilation, triumph, […]

What does BIPOLAR mean to you?

In recognition of Our Lived Experience’s first birthday, we posed this question to some of our contributors. Here is what they had to say: CHARLOTTE – http://www.charlottewessels.wordpress.com Recently I had […]

A brave heart beats

The fascination about a mantra is, if it’s repeated often enough, you might just be able to trick your mind into believing it as a truth. One of the first […]

A brave heart beats

The fascination about a mantra is, if it’s repeated often enough, you might just be able to trick your mind into believing it as a truth. One of the first […]

Flex your mind, we’re flossin’

  There’s personal hygiene, oral hygiene and then there’s mental hygiene. Mental hygiene is the science of maintaining mental health. We pay an awful lot of attention to our personal […]

Be your true self

So often with bipolar, we may find ourselves forced to hide our authentic selves away. Driven by guilt, shame, stigma. Symptoms are masked and side effects of medication suppressed with […]

No limit to beauty

To give an idea of just what’s possible with mandala colouring, here are a few completed pieces, demonstrating the colour, attention to detail and dedication it must take to complete […]

Bowed but not broken

 In much the same way, bipolar blows with great force through our lives. We may be shaped by the symptoms, we may bend under its force, but as the tree […]

The bipolar roller coaster

Riding the emotional high’s and low’s of the Bipolar Roller Coaster can take its toll. At some point we all meet with a crisis or breakdown, causing us to fall […]