“Tell me something about yourself” is a question that is frequently asked, yet often very difficult for many of us to answer. It’s become an increasingly difficult question for me to answer, as I’m involved in a wide variety of different activities, thus I often lose sight of where to begin.
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S3. Episode 14: How to Support a Loved One Who is Feeling Hypomanic – Show Notes
Tune in as host, Bailey Reber, explains to you what has been helpful for her when a loved one is trying to support her during a bipolar 2 hypomanic episode. Besides real-life stories, she also includes information found from trusted articles to help you better understand what you can do to support a loved one who is also diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder.
India Trip: Day 3 – Exploring New Delhi (March 16, 2022)
We made our way up the steps and as we walked through the entrance, which was shaped like the mouth of a rakshasa, my eyes became filled with wonder and grand curiosity. I was in awe that I was finally entering a temple in India, especially one so iconic! As we made our way through the narrow hallways of the temple, we found many different colorful idols as well as art forms which depicted stories from the Hindu epics. Dad briefly explained some of the stories to us, which I plan to learn more about via the Hindu books that I bought days before in Mumbai.
S3. Episode 13: This is What a Bipolar Hypomanic Episode Feels Like – Show Notes
In this episode, I discuss what it feels like in the midst of a bipolar 2 hypomanic episode. These hypomanic episodes are generally very specific to bipolar 2 disorder and therefore can be very confusing to those without this diagnosis. I truly hope to help those listening who have bipolar 2 disorder to feel less alone while tuning in. At the same time, I hope to leave those of you who do NOT have bipolar disorder feeling full of new information and insight on what their friends/loved ones may be going through.
S3. Episode 12: How to Support a Loved One Who is Feeling Depressed – Show Notes
Tune in as Bailey discusses the Do’s and Don’ts when trying to support a loved one who is feeling depressed. She discusses information she’s gathered via trusted sources as well as speaking from the heart about real-life experiences. She hopes that you’ll leave this episode with a better understanding of what you can and should do when supporting a loved one through their depression.
S3. Episode 11: This is What Depression Feels Like – Show Notes
Tune in as Bailey gets vulnerable and talks all about what her bipolar disorder depressive episodes have felt like over the years. She goes into detail on behaviors that she would often (and still sometimes does) engage in while depressed as a way to help those who have never experienced depression to better understand it. It’s also an opportunity for those currently dealing with depression or intermittent depressive episodes to hear that you are not alone.
S3. Episode 10: The Body Keeps The Score – Show Notes
Tune in as I discuss a difficult book that I’ve been reading about trauma and how I’ve been able to continue to do so without becoming triggered. The Body Keeps The Score by Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk is a fascinating book that helps the reader understand how trauma affects our brain, mind and body and how we can move forward with healing. This is NOT a book review episode and WARNING: it may be triggering to some.
India Trip: Day 2 – Meeting the Parents (March 15, 2022)
We awoke mid-morning after a full night’s sleep and began to frantically get ready for the busy day ahead. First on the list were our salon appointments that we were on the verge of being late to, so breakfast was scarfed down in a hurry just moments before we rushed out the door. We scurried down the street, hailed an auto and made our way to the salon. Upon arriving, Moni notified the salon staff that we needed to leave no later than 12:30pm as we had a flight to catch that afternoon…
S3. Episode 9: Nightmares & Trauma – Show Notes
Tune in as I discuss the nightmares I’ve been dealing with recently as well as the probable cause of them… I dive into the research that I’ve done on the topic of trauma and nightmares, and I also take some time to recount a few of my own nightmares with you. If you’re also experiencing nightmares, this episode will help you to not feel alone in this struggle while encouraging you to seek the help you may need.
S3. Episode 8: I Wish My Parents Would Have… – Show Notes
Tune in as I get vulnerable and deep about the things that I wish my parents would have done while I was growing up that would’ve been the support that I needed. As I have begun to open up about this topic more and more in recent times, I’ve learned that many other people have had similar situations with their parents…and I hope that this episode will bring about awareness to parents of school-aged children to help them avoid making some of the same, hurtful mistakes.