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May 16, 2012


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Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist

Great post! I'm so glad you mentioned junk food, stress, inertia, and far too little sleep.

Debra Stang

Hi Trudy,

Thanks for your kind words!


Angela Kieler

I am so glad you are sharing your experience of having bipolar disorder. Its good to hear stories of people who have learned to cope and are doing well.

Debra Stang

Hi Angela,

It's great to hear from you. I hope talking about living successfully with bipolar can help lessen the stigma that still surrounds mental health issues.


Julia Phillips Smith

Hey, Debra -

My husband is a rapid cycler with bipolar disorder, with some extra agoraphobia thrown in. He does very well for someone with that mix, and we're lucky to be going down the road together. I enjoyed your post , especially the acknowledgement that life can be enjoyed even when juggling bipolar challenges.

Debra Stang

Hey Julia, I'm glad you and your husband are getting along so well. Rapid-cycling can be hard to deal with but yes, in spite of all that, there is still joy to be had in life!


I can not tell you how much I enjoyed reading this article. I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 many years ago and unfortunately did not take it seriously until my life had completely spun out of control. You analogy fit perfectly, and I am myself working pretty successfully to "stay on the road". It is overwhelming sometimes to realize I always will have to be on my guard and be cautious. It is a comfort to hear others stories who are in the same boat.

Debra Stang

Hi Cori,

Thank you so much for your comment. I get frustrated sometimes when I have to work so hard to stay balanced and others seem to do it with no effort at all. It's nice to meet other people out there who understand what it's all about. Best to you always!


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