Who in the world is this Bailey girl? What is this podcast actually about? And why should I take the time to listen to it?? Well, hit PLAY to find out for yourself! Join us as we learn all about our host, Bailey Reber, the motivate behind starting a podcast focused on Bipolar Disorder + Mental Health Awareness and how it can help you transform your own life!
Bailey takes the time to discuss the importance of Brené Brown’s “Shitty First Drafts” and how writing out her feelings has been incredibly beneficial to her. Additionally, she explains how taking the time to write out what she wants to say to someone when conflict is in the midst has helped save important relationships. She hopes that you’ll leave this episode feeling inspired and ready to try something new!
Before I get too ahead of myself, here’s my list of 14 books that I read throughout 2022. Nine of these fourteen books are considered part of the self-help genre. Three of these books are autobiographies and the remaining two books are fiction – one that I chose to read on my own and one that was part of a Reading Scholarship opportunity at my college. While autobiographies aren’t technically self-help, my opinion of that differs. We learn from the mistakes of others and reading someone’s life story with all of the ups and downs they experienced can benefit our own lives in many different ways.
In this episode, Bailey speaks directly from the heart on a recent self discovery – why she’s such an overachiever. She goes into detail about the 2 main reasons why she tends to overachieve, and you may be able to relate. You’ll leave this episode with a greater sense of understanding how our adult behaviors often stem from our childhood. Additionally, Bailey leaves you with a small yet significant challenge that will help you gain a greater sense of self.
We woke up a little before 5am to begin getting ready to head to the Taj Mahal! Of course, Moni and I not only woke up late, but we also took longer to get ready than everyone else, meaning that we left later than we had originally planned for. We were hoping to arrive right at 6am when the gates opened so that we could beat the crowds and watch the sun rise over the magnificent Taj Mahal.
In this episode, Bailey discusses how her bipolar medications have affected her over the years. **Disclaimer: Bailey is not a medical professional nor is this episode intended to promote any medications.** This episode is here as a way to share personal experiences and to hopefully help others, especially those struggling to find a medication that works for them, feel less alone.
Bailey recounts what it was like to be a scared, young high school kid who just wanted to feel “normal”. She knew something wasn’t right and worked up the courage to tell her parents that she wanted to seek professional help. Learn what it was like for her to see a mental health professional for the very first time, how she felt before, during and after and how her bipolar disorder diagnosis changed her life from there on out. Plus, you’ll learn valuable tips on how to help someone in your life who may be currently going through something similar.
In this episode, Bailey speaks straight from the heart and discusses why she hated being in her family home while growing up. She takes the time to explain what she’s learned about herself from this, how it affected her into adulthood and why she’s dubbed herself the “queen of self-inviting”. By tuning in, she hopes to help those with similar pasts feel less alone and give parents of young children and teenagers a new perspective…
After reading The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova, I spent some time reflecting on how I relate to the main character, Orquidea. While we are from two different countries and grew up in two completely different eras, we are a lot more alike than one might originally think.
In this episode, Bailey discusses the connection between bipolar disorder and sensory overload (also known as hypersensitivity). She takes time to discuss research that she’s done on this topic and how it relates to personal life experiences that she’s undergone. Sensory overload affects many different types of people with mental diagnoses, more than just those with bipolar disorder. Bailey hopes that you’ll leave this episode with a better understanding and more empathy for those in the world around you.