• Features,  Food,  Health and Fitness,  Lifestyle,  Mental Health

    Bipolar Diet: Natural remedies that helped manage my symptoms

    “Sleepless Saga”. This is what my friend, Mari, labeled the struggle that I’ve been experiencing since November last year. Well, thanks to medication and a proper diet I have somehow managed it. That is the what and why I’m sharing with you today. I’m currently on 100mg of Seroquel daily, and 200mg of Tegretol if we’re talking about prescription meds; but we’re also going to talk about foods that I eat and avoid, and supplements that I take that help me manage the symptoms of…

  • Fragrance,  Personal Musings

    My Christmas Gifts to Self (2022 edition)

    This will be hopefully the first out of many. It could be material gifts like this one, or other ones like in action, in travel, or in self-care. Last year (wow 2023 na) I decided to buy the things I always wanted to get for myself but couldn’t do so before because of a lack of finances. Don’t worry though! I made sure this was in my “splurge” section of my budget, and always keep my savings intact!  A small part of myself is also…

  • Health and Fitness,  Mental Health,  Personal Musings

    Being Bipolar: I no longer work in my bedroom (and tips to help you sleep)

    The past few weeks have been challenging for me. I haven’t slept straight, or even have a full night’s sleep. There are even instances where I had zero sleep, consecutively for three days.  Do you know how it feels when, you lie down at 9 PM, close your eyes by 10 PM, and then after “feeling you’re not sleeping at all” check the time and holy fuck it’s already 3 AM? Your body’s tired but your mind is restless. That has been my scenario for…

  • Health and Fitness,  Mental Health

    Being Bipolar: Managing Mania

    Being Bipolar Managing Mania

    Extreme hypomania hit hard last night and I wasn’t able to get sleep despite the prescribed meds my psych gave me. Actually, I took it later than I should because I wanted to try so hard not to be dependent on meds. Alas, it was 3am in the morning and my mind was wild af. Closed my eyes and disconnected from all devices but it was like my brain took 1000mg of caffeine (even if I didn’t drink a single ounce of coffee that day)…

  • Health and Fitness,  Mental Health

    Being Bipolar: Depression and Procrastination

    Being Bipolar: Depression and Procrastination

    Hiya.. I have Bipolar-1, and to be honest, it’s hard for me to work. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. I’m a writer who gets to submit whenever as long as it’s within the day. In my blogs, I get to write whatever I want. But when I’m in that phase where.. doing anything is a painful chore, I have to really  push myself to do it. Procrastination. I have a lot of time, but I can’t seem to function.  I’ve been neglecting my…

  • Features,  Health and Fitness,  Lifestyle,  Mental Health,  Personal Musings,  Style,  Trending

    Where to Get FREE Mental Health Consultation in the Philippines

    I’m carefully sniffing the jar of Cuddler soy candle that I recently purchased from Oonah Handcrafted (950php/ sampler set of 3 jars). The combination of white florals and vanilla gives off a mild throw of comfort inside my small room. I’m enjoying my state of Zen, that I haven’t experienced for YEARS because of my stubbornness to had myself checked with a Psychiatrist. Scented Candles + Mental Health I’m sharing you the lists on where to find mental health support, and where you can find nice scented…

  • Personal Musings

    I don’t think it’s gonna get better anytime soon, and I’m scared

    It’s been more than 100 days since our lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and we’re getting left behind by most of our countries. It doesn’t even matter if they’re 1st world or 3rd world. What matters if their leaders care enough to do something, just a little bit for their countrymen. I’m sorry. Don’t expect any inspirational, motivational, or uplifting words from this post. There won’t be any. This is just me writing the shit out of my brains out because I couldn’t get…

  • Personal Musings

    Being Bipolar: 5 Things I Do to Cope During a Manic Episode (Mania)

    Hi I’m Kaycee, 30 (well turning 31 soon) and “suffering” from bipolar disorder. I was professionally diagnosed when I was 21 but the doctor told me I probably had this ever since. Bipolar disorder is genetic and can be triggered (activated) through trauma or a really shitty childhood. Today is actually a celebration. Shifting from my previous depressive semi-suicidal episodes, I am now in MANIA O_O. I was planning to just write about how I exhaust myself till I burn out from work to waste…

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