We Put the “Fun’ in Dysfunction!

Lulu newIt would be too easy to start my blog series off on a negative note. There are many disadvantages to a variety of mental health categories. I could go on and on comiserating with everyone about depression and anxiety, but I wanted to choose a different route.

One of the advantages of having brain wired differently is all of the life experience and wisdom that comes with it. Most of us can agree that we feel like we’ve lived a thousand lives in what could really be considered a blip of existence. Continue reading

What Brings Me Here

AlwaysWhen Ruby told me about this project, I have to admit I wasn’t very ready to jump in.  It’s been a long time since I blogged.  But the more we talked, and the more she explained to me about what she and Lulu were trying to do with this blog, the more my interest was piqued.

I don’t keep a blog anymore.  I keep a journal, but that’s because I like to keep my thoughts as my own. Continue reading

Lulu – The Start of Something New

Lulu newHello to my fellow authors and readers. I am identified on WordPress as Lunasunshine, but I recognize myself better as Lulu. Lunasunshine is thought of the sun and the moon, representing a duality that exists when one has bipolar disorder. Lulu is a Final Fantasy X character. She is a powerful mage with an attitude problem. All are parts of me.

As for the rest of it, you can find the long form in About Lulu, and About My Bipolar II. But in the short form, I’m Lulu, a woman trapped alone with bipolar disorder II. Continue reading

Something Real For All Of You

RubyI have dealt with Bipolar Disorder for a very long time.  I have dealt with many other things, some of them for much longer.  But I have to say, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been the most confusing and difficult of everything thus far.

I’m not up to rehashing the causal incident for this right now.  It’s buried in various posts from my personal blog, but I have to do some serious organization there. Continue reading

Welcome To Our World!

RubyHello all!  My name is Ruby Tuesday (some of you might recognize me from  my  personal blog, I Was Just Thinking. . .).  But full and complete credit for the spark that started this project belongs to my lovely blogger friend, Lulu, or , the author of the wonderful blog,  As the Pendulum Swings.  She proposed we get a whole community together, and find a place where we could all blog (me, I just got the technical part rolling).  She’s a smart one!  🙂 Continue reading