The Moments That Count

Written September 10, 2010Last night I went to my grandmother’s bedside, it was late, the room was dimly lit. She lay in her hospital bed, lost amid a jumble of pillows and blankets. She is presently at home in palliative care making her way from this world to the next. She is dying. It was... Continue Reading →

The Art of Weird

I come from a generation in which if you were weird you had to make a choice, hide it and blend in, or be out there and don't look for acceptance. Be strong enough to own your weird, earn your acceptance through sheer force of will. They used to say "don't dress weird unless you... Continue Reading →

Twisting and Turning

February 7th, 2007 All my life, and to my parents’ utter consternation, I have always been something of a misfit.  Never could walk the straight and narrow.  Always spoke out of turn and skipped to the beat of a different drummer.  Some of my friends have quipped that I am a “rebel with too big a cause”.   However, I... Continue Reading →

Twisting and Turning

June 5th, 2005 Before I could open my eyes, as my eyelids fluttered in a struggle to free themselves from sleep, I felt myself breathe.  The air slowly filled my lungs with a soothing coolness that as I exhaled I felt a calm flood my body.  I inhaled deeply once again and my eyes opened wide as... Continue Reading →

Twisting and Turning

January 7th, 2005 This isn’t an extraordinarily special day.  This span of 24 hours that shall pass from dawn to dusk and then end in the still frozen chill of another winter sunrise.  Fate had not determined a series of significant events for my loved ones or me on this the 7th of January, 2005, but I have other... Continue Reading →

Welcome to My Mental Trampoline

Welcome to My Mental Trampoline A Bipolar Web Site More and more I have met people in my community who have been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. Most seem apprehensive and unwilling to admit their disability because of the stigma attached to mental illness. I find this sad and worrisome. How are we to live normal... Continue Reading →

Short Biography by Tasha

I was first hospitalized for manic depression at the age of 22.   The hospital stay was six weeks.  I had been a 5th year University student with a History/Drama major and was maintaining a 3.4 Grade average.  Sadly, after my hospital stay life as I knew it came to an abrupt halt. Since I have always enjoyed using the... Continue Reading →

The Struggle Within Me

I found this short piece of writing in one of my old journals. It brought back very emotionally charged memories.  When I read it over again I had to take a couple of deep breaths and remind myself I wasn't that person anymore. Sure, even now the feelings in this piece sometimes rear their ugly head,... Continue Reading →

Hello world!

 My blog name is Tash.  This is my blog about Bipolar disorder, or as it is more commonly known , Manic Depression. You will find throughout this blog  the aforementioned disorder's labels.  Bipolar disorder and Manic Depression will be interchangeable as if they are one and the same.  Some will argue with that, saying Manic... Continue Reading →

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