This post is written from a Christian perpective.
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During my recovery from bipolar illness my therapist suggested that I increase my physical and spiritual health. He said I should establish routines that could make daily prayer and exercise something I could look forward to (are you kidding me?)
After many starts and stops and several years I finally found what works for me. I want to share it with you.
Several women sat in straight rows at the church waiting for the meeting to begin. My friend, Joann, introduced me, “We just had to ask Patricia to come and speak with us tonight because she is so experienced in depression.” This brought a chuckle to the group as I stood to share my story.
Patricia Potts is a seasoned speaker and writer. She was diagnosed as bipolar in the 1990’s. During that time she authored the book My Journey from Darkness to Light to teach people to understand and successfully live with bipolar illness. She wrote First-Aid for Feelings while she was involved in a twelve-step program that helped her manage her illness. She writes and speaks so she can share her first-hand experiences while passing on the secrets of learning to recover one step at a time, one idea at a time.