SQUEE! Julie A. Fast, American bipolar expert requested I guest blog my bipolar Recovery expose, Me and Her: A Memoir Of Madness on her website, spreading bipolar and mental health awareness across the globe.
I’m thrilled to share WHY I wrote my recovery memoir, Me and Her on Julie’s “Bipolar Happens” website with over 10,000 monthly readers.
When did I First discover Julie A. Fast?
I immersed myself into Julie’s book, ‘Loving Someone with bipolar disorder’ creating my own individual wellness plan, striving to understand my triggers and how to avoid them.
Recently I discovered, Julie is not only a Bipolar Expert but also a speaker, columnist and consultant on the topic of bipolar disorder management for the Oprah and Doctor Oz created website ShareCare.com
Check out this gripping excerpt from my Guest Blog…
“ As a teacher, disturbed parents of one of my students repeatedly harassed me to breaking point and BEYOND. For over a year, these parents dished out verbal, written, emotional and psychological abuse, anything to coerce me and the school to meet their demands. I couldn’t escape them.
“I developed extreme stress, anxiety, night terrors and sleep deprivation. Over time, I became severely manic and psychotic.
“Police forced me into a psyche hospital under an involuntary treatment order. I spent weeks refusing medication and treatment. Eventually I accepted my diagnosis. I trialled different coping techniques, empowered myself with pro-active wellness strategies… a brisk morning walk with positive gratitude, visualization techniques, mindfulness (living in the Now), a calming sleep routine, daily meditation and expressive writing.
“I literally wrote my way to recovery. Daily journal writing created a positive way to reflect on my issues and my ongoing treatment, producing a powerful cathartic effect. When I scribbled down my angst and my inner most thoughts, a weight lifted from me. Writing offered me a voice, a way to express myself, to make sense of what was happening to me.
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Thanks Julie, for offering me this incredible opportunity to share my true life memoir, ME & HER: A Memoir Of Madness…
and my recovery guide and tips for wellness with your Readers.
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