Jessica Taylor lives in the Tampa Bay area. She has an MBA from Western Governors University and a BS in accounting from the University of South Florida. She was diagnosed with bipolar II in 2016, at age 35. She has been with the love of her life for almost two decades. A corporate accountant who found her passion for this career in 2004, Jessica is also an avid outdoorsman. She loves Jesus and spending time with her family. Her hope is to shine a light on living with bipolar from what she has learned.

Blogs and Articles
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Mania & Financial Stress During the Holidays

Jessica Taylor
December 3, 2020

This time of year, I actively resist the urge to overspend. I love giving gifts, going to holiday parties, and dressing up to celebrate. In the past, mania “managed” my wallet and festivities for me. It just forgot about, well, everything else. Thankfully, I’ve learned some lessons to manage my money, my moods, and the...

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Learning How to “Turn Off” Triggering Content in News & Social Media

Jessica Taylor
October 1, 2020

My bipolar disorder causes me to be more sensitive to what is going on in the world. I am curious, compassionate, and a helper. So, when that news is not just negative but triggering, I need to set boundaries and try to avoid a depressive episode. Nationwide Crises, Overwhelm, & Bipolar Depression The United States...

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When Other Medical Issues Complicate Bipolar

Jessica Taylor
September 16, 2020

A recent health concern requiring medical tests, doctor visits, and more appointments complicated not only my daily living but also my bipolar, triggering a depressive episode. Here is how I got through it and came out the other side. Regular Maintenance, a Reality of Bipolar Let’s face it. Sometimes, having and dealing with bipolar can...

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Words of Wisdom & Faith That Help Me in Hard Times

Jessica Taylor
August 20, 2020

In trying times, I turn to works of faith for comfort, love, acceptance, and peace of mind that I might be struggling to find on my own. Here are some verses and suras that speak to me when bipolar complicates my life. There are times when things get difficult and I need something a little...

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Managing Bipolar Anger at Work

Jessica Taylor
June 11, 2020

With bipolar, I feel emotions intensely, especially anger. With workplace stress, it can be really hard to keep my cool. Here is what I try to do if rage starts bubbling up when I need to remain “professional.” Workplace Challenges, Stress, & Bipolar We all deal with challenges at work. Whether it’s the job itself,...

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How I Jump-Start My Way Out of Bipolar Depression

Jessica Taylor
June 4, 2020

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, everyone is smiling—and suddenly I hate all of it! Bipolar depression strikes again. Here is what I do to try to return to mood stability and enjoy the day. The Suddenness of Bipolar Mood Episodes Ever have those beautiful, bright days where you wake up … and...

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