What unique quality do these famous people share?
YES, you’re right!
These creative geniuses experienced the highs and lows of manic depression, now called bipolar disorder.
CELEBS: Stephen Fry, Carrie Fisher, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tim Burton, Robert Downey Jnr …
Are they blessed or cursed with the creative mania of bipolar?
I, too was touched with Madness …
In 2005- 2006 I relished the euphoria, the sheer rush of a manic high. When I wasn’t healing the living or telepathically communing with the dead, I dreamed pitch-black dreams with voices compelling me to fulfill my destiny. I created my memoir, Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness. A teacher’s journey through madness, mayhem and mania.
When I was manic, I obsessed with famous vivacious people: Jim Carey and Robin Williams … and wrote about my fantasy of meeting my heroes in ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness … On a real-life family trip to the USA, that’s all I envisaged.
My Obsessive Compulsion …
Was to connect with Allison Dubois, the real-life star behind TV show MEDIUM. Allison is a psychic Medium and criminal profiler … author of ghostly memoir, ‘Never Say Goodbye“.
I developed a psychic connection with my psychologist
I Double guessed my psychologist, Yann’s life ventures. Where and how he’d spend his next holidays. My enraptured mania infected Yann too. He revealed how he couldn’t stop laughing after he’d spoken to me. Yann sought a psychologist to overcome his hypomania.
I’m NOT calling myself a genius, NOT at All! … But my drive to write compels me to scribble down story lines and characters buzzing in my head. Incredibly, my insatiable urge to write only kick-started AFTER I developed bipolar disorder in 2005. Each day I attribute my writing compulsion to the creative drive within me.
“In 2005, my mad half, HER was born.”
To read the first #20 pages of ME & HER: a Memoir of Madness for *Free* … CLICK HERE
Today I brainstormed and scribbled down the final chapters of my sequel, ME & HIM: a Guide to Recovery, my latest memoir, my work in progress. This creative flood broke through an emotional blockage I had writing my latest saga with my Recovery journey with bipolar disorder, overflowing into fresh plans for my fiction writing.
Do you think there’s link between bipolar disorder and creativity?
Is bipolar disorder a creative ability or disability?
Do you think all Writers & Creatives become a little ‘hypo’ when they ride a wave of creativity?
Have you ever experienced a FLOOD of creativity?
I’m so thankful I can now curb any over-excitability by utilizing my Wellness Tools and Balance myself very quickly BEFORE any hypo-mania takes hold:)
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PS This Blog was edited KT.