This was my return interview at WKNY, about 4 months after the original.
Right off the bat: the info and helpful perspectives I shared here all remain valid.
But man, was I humming a hair along the manic power lines!
I was truly bipolar-free but still dealt with lingering aftershocks
I remember being nervous about the interview that day. I was off my game a little because of it.
It wasn’t an entirely natural state of mind, meaning, it wasn’t just stage fright.
I was dealing with some of the residual anxiety that sometimes came and went, years after beating the majority of the bipolar symptoms set.
My breathing was very tight. You’ll hear me inhaling sharply throughout
In part, it’s something that simply happens to me when sitting down to talk as opposed to standing up.
I still get that. But nowhere’s near as strongly as I had it this day.
And it’s not a bipolar thing.
It was a physical manifestation of the nervous tension I was carrying within my entire body; a body ready for fight or flight 100% of my waking hours.
(Side note: NSA chiropractic was the major reliever of this tightness of breath. It used to be that I had to fight on each inhalation, all…day…long, regardless of what was going on.)
I was also deep into some interesting projects, as well as my burgeoning bipolar advocate business
I needed to be seen a certain way by various groups following my progress, and what they all needed to hear was not the same.
This was confusing my thinking and had my tension levels throttled a little high.
Back in these early days of spreading my “how to beat bipolar disorder naturally” message, my passions ran high.
They fed my over the top delivery of info in the interview, and really would do so whenever I spoke of my work with anyone.
Does this mean I’m still bipolar?
I am bipolar-prone as I see it, but not actively bipolar.
I am also a high energy individual when all the planets are aligned and we happen to be speaking about something that excites me.
But – and this is key – I get tired at the end of the day, as one normally should
No more sustained mania. Ever. Just moments, sometimes, and rarely, when people catch me at just the right point in a conversation of my choosing.
I watch out for it.
I pretty much have it under control.
Beyond that, people can go get bent if they feel I’m still too much to take.
That just means they’re not my people.
- Family Network Chiropractic in Kingston, NY: The only providers of NSA Chiropractic in the Mid-Hudson Valley
- It was hard for me to resurrect this interview – make it public again – but I wanted to show how my healing was progressing
- I hope it inspires some of you on a similar path to take a chance and start getting out there with whatever matters most to you, as well
- Regardless of how I feel about this interview now, or how I felt then, I was LEAGUES away from the hell I once inhabited, which is the point to all I share
- WKNY Radio Kingston, NY
- Truehope Supplements: Saved my life as well as helped rebuild my perspectives on mental illness
- It Takes Guts To Live Well: My free system
- It Takes Guts To Be Me: My book on Amazon
- Vitamin Cure: Discover Magazine May 2005: Article about Truehope Supplements for bipolar disorder
- OJ Pod: EPI-2: Projects: Freelancing, Partnerships, and Mad Demi-Gods: This was the stuff being drawn my way due to my sometimes manic disposition at the same time of this interview (like finds like)