Winter 2022

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2022
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Redefining Bipolar Recovery & Winning at Life

Successful “recovery” from bipolar means more than just controlling symptoms. It involves finessing your goals and exploring your potential within your new parameters.

By Sasha Kildare

SoundOFF! What does “Recovery” from Bipolar Mean to You?

What does ‘recovery’ from bipolar mean to you?


FEATURES

Depression & Overthinking: Finding the OFF Button!

Rumination and depression are woven together in complex ways, keeping our thoughts stuck on replay. Even so, there are effective ways to flip the switch.

By Robin L. Flanigan

4 Strategies to Overcome the Cycle of Negative Thinking

Bipolar depression can fuel negative thought loops, and hypo/mania can flood your mind with rapid flights of ideas. Find relief from rumination with these strategies.

By Robin L. Flanigan

How to Beat Emotional Eating

Bored eating, mindless eating, emotional eating … so many reasons we use food as more than fuel for the body. Deploying a few key strategies can restore the balance.

By Donna Jackel

A Dietitian Helps Herself

Pro know-how and first-hand experience on reconnecting with the body’s natural hunger cues and sustaining a healthy eating pattern.

By Julie Lichtman, RD, RDN


PROFILES

My Story: Soothing Bipolar Depression with Art

Paintbrush in hand, Shawn Augustson turns his bipolar depression into something bright and happy and beautiful.

By Robin L. Flanigan

Back Chat: Singer/Songwriter, Mackenzie Nicole Says Striving for Bipolar Stability is an “Odyssey”

A young singer/songwriter chronicles her turbulent journey in her latest album, Mystic, and opens the discussion outside the recording studio to help connect with others.


COLUMNS

Real Stuff: Unmasking Men’s Mental Health

By Rwenshaun Miller

In Other Words: My State of Urgency

By Brooke Baron

Flight of Ideas: The Power of Routine

By Melody Moezzi

Ask the Doctor: Managing Disruptions to Daily Routines to Minimize Impact on Mood

By Melvin G. Mcinnis, MD, Frcpsych

On My Mind: Cleaning My Gray-Colored Glasses

By Christine Anderson


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bp Magazine and bphope.com are dedicated to inspiring and providing information to people living with bipolar disorder and their families, caregivers, and health-care professionals. bp Magazine works to empower those diagnosed with bipolar to live healthy, fulfilling lives by delivering first-person success stories—including celebrity profiles and essays by people with lived experience—as well as informative articles addressing topics such as relationships, employment, sleep, exercise, stress reduction, mood management, treatments, and cutting-edge news and research.
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  1. The article about “The Power of Routine” resonated with me. I have a list of morning and evening chores. It is important for me to follow a regular sleep routine, even on the weekends when I want to sleep in. Routines have helped me manage my bipolar by being aware of mood shifts.

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