The Big Con: I'm Not Manic, I Swear

When you're bipolar, acting average takes amazing insight.

Vaguely Bipolar: I Feel So . . .

Bipolar disorder needs a better vocabulary.

I Can't Get in the Shower! What NOT to Tell Me

Easy answers can get in the way of big issues.

How to Be So, So Happy!

The incredible joy of letting hypomanic bliss have its way with you.

10 Things NEVER to Do When You're Manic

How to ride out a manic high (sometimes).

The New Buzz Word: Compassion

Let's take the fight against stigma to a higher place.


Getting high in sobriety.

Those Damn Pills: A Rant

The muddle behind the perfect medication cocktail.

To Lithium or Not to Lithium?

Discovering a calmer kind of joy.

The Fragility of Love

When you're sensitive, you have to be strong.

You Have to Work at Being Happy

Joy is everyone's birthright.

The Rich and Famous and Desperately Silent

Stigma is oblivious to wealth and privilege.

Lost in the Wilds of Mania

Beware journeys that take you too far, too fast.

Political Correctness Be Damned!

Speak up, and up, and up.

The Wicked Wiles of Hypomania

To thrive with bipolar disorder, you have to be vigilant.

Why I Stay Compliant on My Medication

Compromise is a major side effect.

Coming Back from Depression

The greatest happiness on earth is the absence of pain.

How to Push Through Depression

Even when you're low, you may have more fight in you than you realize.

Doctor Shock

Mental illness should never have to be defended.

New Year's Resolution: Stop Giving Advice!

Learning how to listen is a true challenge.

Manic Irritability: the New Normal

Life's slippery on the razor's edge.

The Virtues of Being Rude

Why good fences create good neighbors.

The Pope Francis Effect: I Want to Be Better

Sometimes small changes can rock the world.

Try Yelling in Depression's Face

Sometimes you have to no thyself.

Banish Stigma Forever!

Even when your heart is tired, you have to wage war against ignorance.

The Special Gift of Bipolar Eyes

Art keeps me alive.

Essential Things To Know If You're Contemplating Suicide

There are four surprisingly hard truths about trying to end your life.

How to Keep Mental Illness From Owning Your Life

Coming clean can give you back to yourself.

When Your Mind Won't Let Your Body Move

Mental illness can be excruciatingly physical, too.

Feeling Guilty for Feeling Good

It's okay in the midst of great suffering to smile now and then.