Season 3 Show Notes

Featured Episode

Episode 1: Red is for Alcohol & Addiction Awareness


S3. Episode 17: “Sobriety + Bipolar Disorder = The Way to Go!” – Show Notes

In this episode, Bailey tells her story of how she came to choose a life of sobriety, along with why it’s a healthy choice for her since she’s diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She recounts real-life events that happened throughout her drinking days and how she wouldn’t have been in these awful situations had she not…

S3. Episode 16: “Dude, What’s Your Problem?” – Show Notes

Tune in as Bailey speaks from the heart about how bipolar disorder often turns her tone of voice into an aggressive one. When anger or frustration arise, it often comes out onto whoever happens to be nearby, although it may have absolutely nothing to do with the other person involved. She hopes that hearing her…

S3. Episode 15: “Oops, I Fucked Up” – Show Notes

Tune in as Bailey tells alllll about a recent fuck-up that she did along with the consequences that it entailed.. She hopes that you’ll be able to learn from her mistakes. After all, in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

S3. Episode 5: I am NOT Bipolar; I Have Bipolar Disorder – Show Notes

Tune in as host, Bailey, discusses the importance of not labeling yourself or others, but instead use People First Language when discussing your own or someone else’s mental health status. She hopes that you not only take away valuable information from this podcast episode, but that you’ll also be inspired to break away from any…

S3. Episode 4: The Weather Affects My Moods – Show Notes

Tune in as Bailey discusses how the weather affects her mood. You may (or may not) be surprised about how much you can relate to what she feels. You’ll also hear important information that may be valuable to either yourself or someone you know. She hopes that if you’ve been feeling isolated around this topic,…

S3. Episode 3: The Changing of the Seasons – Show Notes

Tune into this episode of Distressed to Joyful; Bailey’s Way podcast to learn more about the significance of each color of season. You’ll also learn helpful information about depression and how you can help/get the help you need.

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