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.
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S4. Episode 3: I HATED Being in My House While Growing Up; Here’s Why – Show Notes
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…
S4. Episode 1: You Are NOT Alone – Show Notes
Tune into the very first episode of Season 4 of Distressed to Joyful; Bailey’s Way to hear about the updates and fun, new things to expect throughout this season. Additionally, our host, Bailey, takes the time to discuss how un-alone we are in our struggles with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and a host of other mental health diagnoses. Mental health is a topic that is talked about a lot more these days, but the more awareness we can bring about it, the better.
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 been drunk. Additionally, she informs you of research that she’s found which helps support her decision to stay sober. She hopes you’ll find the strength to do the same, if you feel that a life of sobriety may be best for you too.
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 describe how bipolar disorder can often take over her emotions will help you better understand why people you know (or even sometimes people you don’t know!) may do this to you for seemingly no reason.
S2. Episode 10: “Rest When You’re Stressed” – Show Notes
Bailey takes a moment to spill the beans about how stress has taken over her life in recent weeks. Tune in as she talks extensively about the book, “Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle” by Emily & Amelia Nagoski, what she’s learned from it that has helped her relieve stress and how this has helped with managing her bipolar disorder. She’ll leave you with a small, simple challenge that, when practiced daily, can bring enormous change.
Episode 22. “Uhm, Happy Holidays?” – Show Notes
Tune in as Bailey discusses her issues with the holidays in the past and why they’ve not always been very “merry and bright”. Listen as she encourages you to break-free of any miserable holiday traditions that you’ve been painfully enduring for far too long. Your mental health matters and should be put first, always.
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 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.
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.