36 Things I Learned by the Time I Turned 36 – Part 4

I still feel like it’s my birthday because I am continuing with this list, although my birthday was more than a week ago. That’s OK, though. These lessons are coming out at just the right time. Here are the next six things I learned by the time I turned 36 years old… Urgent and important […]

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36 Things I Learned by the Time I Turned 36 – Part 3

Welcome to the third part of 36 things I learned by the time I turned 36! Be aware, though — these are some truth bombs, and some of them are controversial. But progress never came out of complacency. We need to put out lessons that people can actually use to advance society.  Without further ado, […]

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36 Things I Learned by the Time I Turned 36 – Part 2

Trigger warning: Suicidal ideation and death. I feel like I am still celebrating my birthday by continuing with this series of blog posts of 36 things I learned by the time I turned 36, although my birthday was two days ago at the time of this writing. Some lessons in here I learned only recently. […]

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36 Things I Learned by the Time I Turned 36 – Part 1

As of this writing, today is my birthday. If you couldn’t tell from the blog post title, I am now 36 years old. I’ve learned a lot of things over the years, many of those things as a result of mistakes I have made in my lifetime. I may very well have learned more than […]

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How to Fall Asleep More Easily Without Taking Sleeping Pills

Do you find it hard to fall asleep? Are you tossing and turning in bed for hours trying to get to sleep? Do you feel stuck in the cycle of taking sleeping pills at night to fall asleep, and then taking stimulants such as caffeine to wake up in the morning? I used to have […]

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How to Hold Down a Job When You Have Bipolar Disorder

It may be difficult to hold down a job while you are trying to manage the symptoms of your bipolar disorder. Some days, you might not want to go to work. You might even dread getting out of bed to go to your job.  I know how this feels. In the past, I could keep […]

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How to Free Up More Time in Your Life

I get it. Life can get hectic. It may seem as if there are not enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished that you set out to do. You may fall behind on tasks because time seemingly slipped away from you. You may feel frustrated and defeated because of this. What if I […]

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How to Feel Happy Being Single

I may be married to the love of my life, but I recognize the value of being single. I was single for one year before I started dating my wife. That year of being single was wonderful for me. I got to know myself, and I had a lot of fun.  I learned a lot […]

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How to Declutter When You Feel Depressed

When you feel depressed, it may feel impossible to keep up a clean and organized household. Clutter may accumulate and eventually it seems too overwhelming to deal with. The clutter may make you feel more depressed, which may make you less likely to declutter. You might even want to declutter, but the thought of it […]

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7 Steps to Quiet Your Inner Critic

If you are anything like me, you have a voice inside your head that tells you, “You can’t do it!” over and over again. That voice is your inner critic. This inner critic is not unique to people with bipolar disorder, but the disorder can certainly amplify that voice.  But there are ways that you […]

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