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Bipolar Disorder: The Survivor Trail

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

I am a Bipolar Disorder Survivor, but the positive trail I’m on wasn’t always planted beneath my feet. I went through periods of not quite understanding the illness. Combatting it without meds was not a good idea, but I did it. The decision to go without meds was due to my own misunderstanding of Bipolar Disorder in general. I didn’t know its severity. I know I’m not alone in the misunderstanding of this illness. Would you like to find out together if this is indeed your journey what it truly means to be bipolar? Take a ride on the reading side with me while we discover the true meaning of bipolar disorder in layman terms.

Embarassing Moments

Have you ever kept your bipolar disorder condition a secret from others? I have. When I was first diagnosed with manic depressive illness, another name for bipolar disorder, the symptoms were quite frightening. And all the negative publicity in the news about people who suffer with bipolar disorder didn’t make it any better. I was totally embarrassed to tell those closest to me, afraid that they may judge or become frightened of me. Knowing that I had loved ones and friends who could help me with my illness was not the issue. Making bipolar disorder go away was all I wanted to do. And I set out to do this for several years in my fight. Bipolar Disorder leaves you with the desire to fight to live a productive life. What is Bipolar Disorder? It’s time for the break down.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is associated with highs and lows. Mood swings are also one of the symptoms of depression. When you’re experiencing the highs, you tend to feel like you’re on top of the world and able to manage things in your life. When you’re experiencing the lows, you go through long periods of depression. Life is not manageable at this point in time. Anxiety and obsessive compulsive behavior may or not be present with bipolar disorder. Don’t try to go up against this illness alone. There are support groups and organizations out there that cater to individuals with bipolar disorder. Medication is a necessity to combat this illness.

What Medications Should You Be Using To Treat Bipolar Disorder?

There are 2 types of Bipolar Disorder. Type 1 and Type 2. Consult a doctor to develop a treatment plan to see which medications will work best for you. Success only happens when you are treated for the right type of Bipolar Disorder. Medications on the market that can treat Bipolar Disorder include:

Lithium- is known to be the best medication for treatment of Bipolar Disorder. The reason being is that it is a mood stabilizer that treats mania and depression. Use of this medication prevents relapse (Bipolarlives).

Bipolar Disorder Resources

Facts on Bipolar Disorder from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Bipolar Disorder from the Mayo Clinic

International Bipolar Foundation

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) ( Bipolarlives).

Closing Statement

Being bipolar does not mark the end of your life, but the beginning. Bipolar Disorder Survivors have gifts, talents, passions, and inspiration just like anyone else. Who is normal? There is no such thing. We all have flaws. But if you’re a Bipolar Disorder Survivor, don’t be a victim of this illness anymore. Seek treatment so that you can start living your life today.

Add a comment June 22, 2016

Victoria’s Secret On eBay

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Sales are happening on Victoria’s Secret and on eBay . Here is a list of Victoria’s Secret merchandise on eBay.

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Fixed Price Listings

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Body Mist 2.5 fl oz- Travel Size Buy It Now Price: $9.99 ( seller i.d.: evannasbeauty) Shipping: $3. 49

Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Halo Angel Mist-Full Size 8.4 fl oz. Buy It Now Price: $29.95. (Seller i.d. : faarjewelryandgifts). Free Shipping.

Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Body Mists 2.5 oz. You Choose The Scent. Buy It Now Price: $11.00 -$16.00. ( seller i.d. mygrlsyd2004) Free Shipping.

Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Fragrance Mist 8.4 oz Perfume. Buy It Now Price: $20. 25 ( seller i.d. kenene). Free Shipping.

You can find these fixed price listings on: eBay

Auction Listings

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Victoria’s Pink Perfume Set All Your Favorites. Starting Bid: $14.99. Buy It Now Price: $19.99. (Seller i.d. : gigi8016). Shipping: $4.99.

Victoria’s Heavenly Gift Set: Starting Bid: $9.99. Lotion (3.4 fl oz). Mist (2.5 fl oz). (Seller i.d.: shoesforyou27). Shipping: $7.75

Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Fragrance Mist Perfume 2.5 fl oz/75 ml. Starting Bid: $19.99 (seller i.d.: sirsilvermnn). Free Shipping.

Victoria’s Secret Tempting Love Fragrance Mist 8.4 oz. Starting Bid: $14.00. (Seller i.d.: hygrade54). Free Shipping.

Victoria’s Secret Daring Sexy Flirty Incredible Scented Mist 2.5 fl oz. Starting Bid: $11.99. (Seller i.d. nguyelea). Shipping: $4.35.

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Find these items and more on eBay

Happy Shopping!

Add a comment June 6, 2016

Victoria’s Secret: The Sale Of The Week

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New! Victoria’s Secret Fantasies

New! Coconut Sunset Fragrance Mist: $18 or any 2/ $10 ( 250 ml/ 8.4 oz)

New! Coconut Sunset Fragrance Lotion: $18 or any 2/ $10 (250 ml/ 8.4 fl oz)

New! Coconut Sky Fragrance Mist: $18 or any 2/ $10 (250 ml/ 8.4 fl oz)

New! Coconut Sky Fragrance Lotion: $18 or any 2/ $10 (250 ml/ 8.4 fl oz)

New! Coconut Sea Fragrance Mist: $18 or any 2/ $10 ( 250 ml/ 8.4 fl oz)

Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist: $18 or any 2/ $10 (250 ml/ 8.4 oz)

Coconut Passion Fragrance Lotion: $18 or any 2/ $10 (236 ml/ 8 fl oz)

Mango Temptation Fragrance Mist: $18 or any 2/ $10 (250 ml/ 8.4 oz)

New and old scents are available at: Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret Body Care

Victoria’s Secret Body Care Coconut Milk Hydrating Body Lotion: $18 or any 2/$25 or 3/$30 (355 ml/ 12 fl oz)

Victoria’s Secret Body Care Coconut Milk Weightless Body Oil: $18 or 2/$25 or 3/$30 (250 ml/ 8.4 fl oz)

Victoria’s Secret Body Care Passion Flower Smoothing Scrub/Wash :$18 or any 2/$25 or 3/ $30

Find these items and more at: Victoria’s Secret

Happy Shopping!

Add a comment June 6, 2016

Do Readers Scan Blogs?

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Do readers prefer scanning over reading blogs? Yes they do. With the busy lives that we live each day, readers simply don’t have time to read through all the information they come across. So they scan articles, blogs, etc. This gesture is not meant to offend the author, but it is just what millions do online. Blame it on the fact that no one really reads anymore. But there is a way to get readers to read your blogs instead of scanning. Here is a list of a few suggestions.

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Keep the length of your posts short and sweet. At a minimum 400-600 words.
Use subheadings. Subheadings creates an easy flow for readers when reading your content. It also helps break your material up so that you can hit all important points of your topic.
Use numbered lists. Creates excitement for readers who read your material.
Use bullet points. Utilization of these helps you improve your writings.
Formatting. Using bold and italic writing is favorable when writing
Short paragraph. It’s a fact that readers don’t read as much these days.  So capture their attention with short paragraphs about 3-4 sentences in length.
Communicate with your readers like you talk. There are formal and informal ways to write articles. But the same approach should not be taken when writing blogs. Write, like you talk. This holds a reader’s interest.
Give readers an opportunity to participate. Allowing them to leave comments and share your work through social media gives readers a voice as well.
Link to quality content. Try linking to some of your best material. Readers enjoy clicking through blogs. Keep them active an interested in the discussion at hand.
Go against the grain. Although short posts are ideal for the reader that prefers scanning. Still, there is still a place on the internet for formal writing. So please include lengthy articles in your blogs as well.

No one can argue that readers prefer scanning over reading. So make your blogs fun and interesting by incorporating all what I’ve listed within this post. You can win the reading war, writers. You just have to be dedicated. Give the readers what they want. Write on topics that they can relate to.

Add a comment June 5, 2016

Aromatherapy Stories: Aromatherapy Defined

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Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to heal in several ways. Essential oils can be inhaled by breathing in the oils, rubbing the oils into the skin, and or rarely taking them by mouth. Essential oils help relieve stress, tension, anxiety, depression, etc. It also helps fight infections, but no scientific evidence has been found to support this belief.

Essential Oils And Their Purpose

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Essential oils are natural extracts that are extracted from the roots of plants, seeds, leaves, and flowers. Each oil has its purpose for healing. Such purposes are treating infections or swelling. Orange blossom oil is a prime example. Its purpose is calming. Aromatherapists knowledge of essential oils purpose today was not known during aromatherapy beginnings. What were the trial and errors? What were the drawbacks of aromatherapy?

These types of oils have been used for healing over 6,000 years. The healing properties of lavendar oil can be used to treat a burn is one remedy. In historical times, essential oils were used by the ancient Chinese, Romans, Indians, and Egyptians. Perfumes, cosmetics, and drugs were products of these oils during those times. History got ahead of itself. In World War 1, in 1928, aromatherapy science was founded by, Gattafosse. In the 1950s’ aromatherapy entered a new realm, it was used by nurses, massage therapists, beauticians, and doctors.

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Today, many candles, lotions, perfumes, and beauty products contain these oils. However, their are some synthetic properties being used as well in these same products, but they do not share the same attributes as essential oils.

Aromatherapy At Its Best

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Aromatherapy is used in various settings such as hospitals and spas. The benefits of aromatherapy are relieving pain, relaxation, and improving mood. Bath And Body Works and Victoria’s Secret are companies that utilize aromatherapy to satisfy their customer needs to find ways to relax and relieve stress by way of smell. Its good to know that natural properties are being used in their products.

Add a comment June 2, 2016

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