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  1. seal seal seal!

    1. onsenseal


      *barks in seal language* alice alice alice

  2. Hi CBers, So one of the things on my to-do list today is to make a list of self-care or self-soothing things I can refer to when I'm going batshit. I have a couple already, like sit in the sun, buy a plant, etc, etc, but, I was wondering which activities you do to make yourself feel better. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks! -Alice
  3. I haven't seen you around. Where art thou?

    1. onsenseal


      Sliding through the snow

    2. trailmix


      Slide this way. We miss you!

    3. SoullessDivide
  4. I won't get into specific activities, but I do have a particular method for when I'm actively attempting to self-soothe. I believe it's important to indulge each sense simultaneously. So out of the suggestions, pick one for smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound to completely occupy all senses at once. To me, that's what takes self-soothing to the next level.
  5. Go Ask Alice

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  6. where u be

    1. CherryBlossom


      Coming online now. I went to the beach these last two days. Back to the grind/stress.

  7. I wish I could make myself study to get into graduate school.
  8. @sharplittlefingers I'm glad you've found us. Congratulations to you for continuing to fight. We are all survivors here. Welcome to CrazyBoards! -Alice
  9. The US version of Shameless has the most accurate portrayal of BP that I've seen yet. But generally, I agree with you.
  10. Abilify definitely caused me to gain weight, but due to the improvements of my mood, I just decided to live with it. I plan on starting a diet and exercise routine after the holiday hype dies down... I really hope it helps.
  11. I'm currently on Lithium, Abilify, Prozac, and Xanax. Ive never had my hormones tested, I've just always assumed it was part of the bipolar. Thats what I was afraid of -- the unorthodox solution. The "self-service" doesn't seem to satisfy my needs, and the local friend will make me feel unfaithful. I'm in between a rock and a hard place.
  12. Hi CB-- So I'm currently in a loving, committed long term relationship, although we do live a couple hours away at the moment. It seems I get very hypersexual around this time of year. My question is, how do you keep it in check or cope? I feel like I'm on the verge of being reckless, and its terrifying me. Any help appreciated, Alice
  13. View From Heaven - Yellowcard How To Save A Life - The Fray
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