I’d like to introduce a friend of mine, Rebecca Moore, We’ve never met in person, but like many people these days, we have a wonderful virtual friendship across the miles. I “discovered” Rebecca through (and those of you who are familiar with this blog may roll your eyes at this) an Amazon bipolar book search.
Rebecca is a talented, passionate writer blessed with many gifts. I discovered her when I was looking at my Kindle book store. I spotted her first book Moorestorms: A Guide for the Bipolar Parent. I loved the beautiful, symbolic cover of a cloudy sky, and the price was totally reasonable, so I bought it in a heartbeat. In her book Rebecca discusses her life as a happily married mom living with bipolar to SEVEN (yes, SEVEN!) children! I definitely recommend it.
Since Moorestorms was published, Rebecca’s two other books have been released as well: Moorestorms: Bipolar Warning Signs and Moorestorms: The Storms of a Bipolar Marriage which she co-wrote with her husband Daniel.
Rebecca has become a mental health advocate and she blogs for the International Bipolar Foundation. She is co-chair of the foundation’s Consumer Advisory Council and she has a lot of exciting mental health advocacy projects on her plate. Her blog & Facebook page are full of inspiring posts, pictures and quotes. She knows all the coolest and most valuable bipolar-themed Facebook pages in the blogosphere!
Get to know Rebecca and her work! She has a generous heart and she sincerely wants to help others living with mental illness now that she has achieved hard-won recovery.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Originally posted on Moorestorms:
I am a 36-year-old mom to 7 wonderful children. Hubs and I have been together since high school. Most of those years I went un-diagnosed and un-medicated, or wrongly medicated. Through it all, my husband and my children have stood by my side. Without them, I would not have come as far as I have. Although, I have only been newly diagnosed, about to hit my 3 year mark, I have always been Bipolar, I just didn’t know it, even if everyone around me knew.
I have been running my own blog for almost 3 years now and just published two books “Moorestorms A Guide for the Bipolar Parent” and “Moorestorms Bipolar Warning Signs” I also blog for the International Bipolar Foundation and feel honored to be asked to blog here as well <3
I have come to realize that I was a Bipolar Mom before I was ever diagnosed as having Bipolar Disorder. Having that knowledge has allowed me to step outside of my diagnoses and realize that nothing has changed except I now have a label, I am being treated for that label and I have choices. I can either let my diagnosis consume me and control every aspect of mine and my families lives, or I can choose to learn how to manage my Mental Illness and try my hardest to remain well for my family. I have decided to choose the latter of those two. There is always a reason to keep fighting no matter how small that reason may seem at the time.