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How I Overcame Bipolar II (and Saved My Own Life)

How I Overcame Bipolar II (and Saved My Own Life) | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
(Author’s note and disclaimer: The following piece details my story of overcoming a serious and potentially-fatal mental illness, bipolar II, between the years of 2000-2007.

 

Age twenty-nine: I was standing by the fourth-story window of my rented flat in Buenos Aires, as I’d been doing for hours on end in recent days and months, staring sullenly at the ocean of sidewalk below, a seeming resting place of final peace with just a slight shift in weight. . .

 

Buenos Aires sounds to most people like a romantic vacation destination, but to me, it was a place of retreat, a sign on my failure, a last step, at the end of the earth, on the way to the end of my line.

 

I had taken a wrong turn somewhere in life, and after a long, winding road, I had finally hit a dead end, four stories up in an apartment overlooking the cracked sidewalks of the San Telmo neighborhood of one of the most storied cities in the world, and I was contemplating my final move...

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The Happiness Project: 9 Questions To Ask About Someone's Big, Life-Changing Trip.

The Happiness Project: 9 Questions To Ask About Someone's Big, Life-Changing Trip. | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

This post show you an interesting way to interest you to other people. Here it's about a traveler, but this kind of "interview" can be used in other situations as well!

 

One of my resolutions is to Enter into the interests of other people's lives. When you think of people getting along harmoniously – whether in a family, or among friends, or in an office – people make an effort to enter into the interests of each other’s lives.

 

My friend Michael Melcher (author of the terrific book The Creative Lawyer -- which isn't just for lawyers) pointed out to me an area where this is often an issue: with travels. It's quite common for people to come back from big, life-changing trips, and feel let down because no one seems very interested in what they saw or thought or experienced...

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