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Postby Mythologized » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:17 pm

Hi guys,
I know I came, then disappeared... But I have been in day treatment (PHP, its only for 9am-2:30pm) for bipolar and BED. Things have just started to look up :) Have a feeling my medications have started kicking in and my body has been responding well to the combination. They also have a good group there that I click well emotionally and intellectually with. Also, I just got a book called - Eating in the Light of the Moon, (how women can transform their relationship with food through myths, metaphors & storytelling). I feel it will connect with me better then the other ones that were suggested. Just by reading the name of the chapters it sounds absolutely beautiful :) I also got - The Big Book of Mandalas Coloring Book (Volume 3) to bring and work on during the day to help with my panic/anxiety. Sorry about sharing all of this but I want to be more active here just wanted to let you all know what was going on all health and spiritual-wise with me . Look forward to talking to you all more now!
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Re: I've been M.I.A.

Postby SnowCat » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:30 pm

Congratulations on taking care of yourself. I love adult coloring books. I have jack-o-lanterns, geometrics, and butterflies. The mandalas sound beautiful. I think there's just something soothing about putting color to paper.

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Re: I've been M.I.A.

Postby Winter Wind » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:06 am

Oh, that's nice to hear, take your time to get better!
We'll be waiting! :)
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Re: I've been M.I.A.

Postby firebirdflys » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:34 pm

Hey there! Welcome back, :D
glad to know you are getting help.
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Re: I've been M.I.A.

Postby Kassandra » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:39 pm


Mythologized, thank you for taking the time to share your healing experiences with us. I think it is important that you've written about how you're getting treatment for your bipolar disorder, so that others reading can believe there is hope. As I read I wanted to say make sure, when you're done with treatment there, that you structure many an oasis in your life on a regular basis. What I mean is continue to schedule healing time into your life, actually pencil it in like you would a dentist or doctor's appointment.

For instance, I realized over the winter break I took how much I missed being in the outdoors. I spent a whole day in this huge, forest-like park I am fortunate to live near. Hitting the outdoors with friends is great, but sometimes it's nice to do so alone, too, so that day I brought my little mini one-burner camping stove and cooked myself some Spanish rice, munched on raw green beans (one of my favorite snacks), fruit for dessert, and sipped plenty of tea all the while. I brought some contemplative Al-Anon materials to read and meditate on, and wrote pages and pages in my journal.

Most importantly, I was there with the trees --huge oaks and others, that dwarfed me, covered with moss and various animals and birds scurrying around in them. The soft winter sunlight that shone from the winter clouds occasionally made the scene dreamy, surreal and beautiful. For spending next to no money at all on the spontaneous endeavor, I had a high-quality experience and felt like I had visited an expensive day spa. My body and spirit felt renewed by the time I left the park. I thought to myself, "I HAVE TO schedule time in my life to do this more often."

If there is a place you love to be, and healthy activities you love to do, whether alone or with others, be sure to schedule a little of that (not too much) into your life on a regular basis. Maybe it's going bowling, maybe it's playing your guitar or piano for an hour or two, or walking along the beach. Maybe it's having a potluck with good friends, or volunteering at a local homeless shelter. Whatever it is, by including it in your life you will have done one of the best things for your mental and emotional health, ever. ~ Love yourself, love the world ~ loveface

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