dealing with an illness…

is never easy, especially if that illness is invisible to everyone around you. I think that the biggest struggle I have had with bipolar is misconceptions. Everyone has an idea of what it is and how to deal with it and often the advise has been less than helpful. I understand that people mean well so…

Finding God…

in this modern world can be difficult. Events led by radicals in the name of god and the strict and sometimes hateful and disempowering doctrine and dogma of organized religion can be off putting not to mention damaging. Growing up in a fundamental household I can relate firsthand to the appeal of turning away from…

A Tale of Two Sisters

My sister and I both have bipolar, we were diagnosed roughly 10 years apart, her diagnosis precedent of mine and both of us exhibit differently than the other. She has mixed and depressive states and I run mixed and manic and although we have a disorder in common I can not begin to fathom what…

What the “F”…

Why do I mimic my brother’s “F” function? Well, quite simply, there comes a point in the maturation process of the INTJ when it dawns on us that we are emotionally stunted and that is why we are lonely. Ever contradictory, we love being alone, but we don’t like being lonely. It is hard to meet people and…

The difference between Bipolar Disorder and Personality…

There came a point in my recovery journey where the meds had kicked in and things had calmed down…for everyone involved…and a new situation emerged. That situation had turned out to be a feud between personality and bipolar. All those idiosyncratic foibles that I have were wrapped up neatly and placed in a box with a giant bipolar…

Mumbai Monsoon Madness…

I am running behind on publishing a blog post this week. Monsoon season here in India has thrown a few kinks into my schedule. Mumbai is always woefully unprepared for the monsoon rains…it happens every year at this same time but every year there is a mad scramble to fix what they should have prepared…