Month: November 2020

November 29, 2020

How To Live w/ a Bipolar Loved One

Last week, I touched on the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian situation. Kanye had a public episode exposing family secrets between himself and Kim. Or he lied. Who knows and it doesn’t matter, right? Afterwards, Kim Kardashian wrote a lengthy statement on social media asking for “compassion and empathy” for her family and touching on her husband’s mental health issues, including his bipolar disorder. She also mentioned how hard the disorder is to understand.

And, she is so so so right. If you have lived with someone with bipolar, addicted to drugs, or something similar, you know the pain Kanye is going through and the pain his actions are causing his family.

I asked Dr. Casey Delmara, founder of the Mental Health Hacker, to join me this week to talk about how to protect your own feelings when loving someone like to Kanye West.

Dr. Casey explains what bipolar disorder is, but more importantly how to handle the episodes many of them have. Believe me, I know how hard it is! Been there and done that with my mother. They can start behaving so badly that you want to just drop kick them! I know you would never do that! I wouldn’t either! But it doesn’t take the urge away. It’s sad and unfortunate.

I wish this disorder didn’t exist. If I had any enemies, I wouldn’t wish Bipolar on my worst one!

Dr. Delmara will help you understand that your loved one who suffers from the disorder doesn’t do what they do to hurt you. I think we all need that constant reminder because it can certainly feel like they do.

She helped me to look at the situation with more compassion. I know she can help you too.

Even if you have heard the advice before it’s good to keep reminding yourself. Reminders help you to protect your own happiness. Protecting your happiness will also help to keep some peace in your home. The entire episode is only 24 minutes. Listen to it.

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November 29, 2020

Once A Sex Offender … Always An Offender?

Once a sex offender .. always an offender?

We dive deep into this top this week on the podcast Of Course, They Make Me Crazy! Dr. Jeffrey Freiden is our guest.

He has 20 years of experience providing expert court testimony across multiple states for defense attorneys in protecting their clients. Do you have children or a little sneaky suspicion someone in your inner or outer circle could be a creepy sex offender?

You need to listen to this!

Dr. Freiden says you have a 50/50 chance your intuition could be right.

If you can help it, you don’t want anyone like that around your children, right?

Dr. Freiden gives us insight and science studies into an offender’s brain activity. What if the offender is your loved one?

How does anyone go back to living a healthy lifestyle after dealing with that kind of tragedy? Is it even possible?

Dr. Freiden touches on that as well.

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November 29, 2020

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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