About This Blog


Many people suffering from Bipolar Disorder do so in silence. Prior to this blog, I could have included myself. This blog is meant for others to experience living with this disorder the way I, and many others, do. It is also for others to find their voice here and to know that they are not alone in their struggle. Lastly, it is to encourage dialogue and community between bipolar bloggers.

Sometimes it’s interesting. Sometimes it’s sad and at other times it sounds crazy. Grab the pendulum, and hold on for dear life. Otherwise, you just might end up in the pit.

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50 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. Good for you. My blog is about many things, and bipolar and other mental illnesses are frequent contributors. But I have to say that I truly respect what you’re doing here. It will help others, and hopefully help you on your path to recovery.

  2. Hi Lulu,

    Thank you for stopping by at The Bipolar Project. Let me know your thoughts when you’ve had a read. Any feedback, good and constructive is always welcome.

    I look forward to reading As the Pendulum Swings – I’m glad you stopped by as I am sure I will enjoy it.

    Sara

  3. Hey girlie. Your blog is very heartfelt and inspiring. It’s great to have an outlet like this to educate, vent or whatever your little heart pleases. I wish you luck with everything. You seem like a great girl and I appreciate the positive feedback on my page.

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  5. Hi Luna, How are You ?
    I wish everything runing well there :), I drop by here to read some articles You have write. I bet It’s gonna be great time for me and everyone to have a walk inside Your Blog 🙂

  6. When I read your pendulum analogy, I laughed so hard, I just love it 😀

    I started cus my mom wanted to know what I thought, or how it feels to be BP… I’m not comfortable letting her in on everything so the blog is more like a screening board for what I want to tell her… Is that weird? Am I crazy? … erm…wait, don’t answer that 😉

    I think we are all tired of the stigma’s and stereo types associated with our disorder. The more we explain that we are just as human as those around us…the less people will fear “it”.

    • There’s too much negative press out there. Suicide and felonies. (And now I’ve just worked out the title of my future book exploring “The Bipolar Stigma”, LOL!) That’s all anyone on the outside of this gets to hear. True, people like Carrie Fisher are out there putting a good spin on it. But, then there are people like Charlie Sheen. (Though, from my perspective, it is kind of entertaining).

      But, people like Carrie Fisher can afford to stand up to the microphone and say, “Look at all of my blunders! Tragically hilarious, right? But, I’m all better!” First of all, the most memorable moments aren’t the good ones. And secondly, nobody likes a happy ending (except in a massage parlor). It’s a transparent lie. I’m not sure a single one of us can stand out and say, “I’m cured!” There is no cure!

      The point is, people with disorders can only go so far. I have gone beyond resigning myself to the idea that I am who I am. I have embraced the idea that I am not a static being, as close as I may ever come. And I’m (sometimes painfully) in love with it.

  7. To me, at least, it is more a factor of other people not accepting me as I am. There is allways an ideal…a box that they try to shove you into (mind you I can fit my self into the smallest possible spaces…but that’s a different issue all together), my psyche however, does not like to be confined and people who do try, tend to get the message very quickly.

    • Most people are prone to idealizing – everything. I try not to give anyone a portrait of myself too far from the reality. Though the word, “bipolar” never passes through my lips, a person with a good eye could come to that conclusion on their own. And, if they have a good enough eye to spot the fine line of eccentricity and disorder, then I don’t have to worry myself about stigma.

      It’s nice working in an arts field. I can afford to have inconsistencies and temperments. People at my work unconsciously appropriately respond to mood shifts. If I want to be alone, no one chases me down. If I am overly social, most everyone is happy to oblige me. As far as they are concerned, that’s just the way I am. I shift, like weather, like seasons. Sometimes predictably, mostly not so much.

      I have never been a cookie-cutter confection. My raw product could not be manufactured. I am a melting pot. I am a quilt. Pieces torn and mended within the mesh. Some borrowed, others completely unique. That is me, and I am it.

  8. Hey Lulu. Thanks for the heads up on the SOS post from last night. I for some reason could not reply with a comment directly to that posting so figured this to be the next best thing.

    • I took it down after she responded, and there was a flood of posts. All I wanted was for her to know that there are people out there that understand, want to see her healthy, happy, and safe.

  9. Hey Lulu, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to ask if you’d be willing to do a little guest post on my blog please – I want to set up a page with people’s stories of Mental Illness, to let others know that they’re not alone, and hopefully create a friendly place where people feel comfortable to share and support each other… Drop me a note on my blog if you’re interested, and I’ll send you my email address… Take Care xx

    • I would absolutely be thrilled to write a guest post for your blog! My email is probably in the “Contacting Lulu” section. I can’t remember if I fixed all of the addresses, but I’m pretty sure I did. In any case, if I didn’t, I’ll still get the email. I’ve left that account open for a little while just in case.

  10. Again, thank you for taking the time to write. Your blog is a haven of information, and at this very moment, it’s something that it is very helpful to me. You’ve been added to my blogroll. I hope others will find you.

  11. Hi Lulu,

    A little while back I thought it might be really good if we had a recognizable community of writers who, as part of their writing, write about mental health and mental well-being.

    So, being the kind of person who figures having ideas is on thing but you then have to do something about it, I started up the Mental Health Writers’s Guild and being familiar with your writing I really would like and really do feel you deserve to be a part of it.

    It’s nothing special really I just figure that through it such things as support and encouragment as well as comnpetitions and the such could be offered to members.

    The address for it, so that you can check it out and find out more about it, is as follows: http://mentalhealthwritersguild.wordpress.com/ and as i say I really do feel you should and deserve to be a part of it,

    Let me know what you think 🙂
    Kind Regards.

    Kevin.

    • Absolutely! I am honored you thought of me! This is really an incredible idea. I also write for A Canvas of the Minds, which is similar in idea, but not in so much that it’s a guild. I’d absolutely like to be apart of this project. I have an idea for these collaborative sites too. I’ll fill you in when I’ve had a moment to work on it.

      • Hi Lulu,

        I am delighted! I am really pleased you have decided to join as I am quite excited by this venture and really hope that folk will want to be a part of it.

        I have, in response to your comment, already added your blog to the members list. Please feel free to visit the ‘GUILD MEMBERS‘ page and to copy and display the membership logo on your blog!

        I really hope you will find the site and the Guild a useful resource and please feel free to pass on news of the site/guild and to recommend anyone for it.

        Kind regards,

        Kevin

        • You stole the idea right out of my head! I was going to create membership badges!

          When I get to a desktop computer, I will get everything set up. Hopefully, I can manage later today, if not tomorrow morning.

          Thank you again!

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  13. Hi Lulu,

    This morning I was nominated for two awards with very similar names, which was slightly confusing. One was called ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ and the other ‘The Vesatile Blogger Award.’

    Both had different pictures and yet both required me to share 7 things about myself and to nominate 15 other blogs which I follow.

    You can find out about them and my response to them here: http://reson8freedom.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/versatile-blogger-award-the-versatile-blogger-award-a-double-blessing/ but even though I am sure you have already been nomimated for at least one of them I thought I would nominate you for the both of them.

    I hope that is ok but I really do enjoy reading your blog and wanted to include you in my nominations.

    Kind Regards

    Kevin.

    • Thank you for all of your nominations, encouragement, and support. It really means a lot. And thanks for the nice poke. I do need to get around to accepting all of these most kind nominations! Hopefully, I’ll have some time tomorrow.

    • Please, poke me in a few days so that I can accept all of the awards I’ve neglected over a period of time. I so appreciate this, and it’s come at a time where I probably need it the most. You’re a lovely, ya know?

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