Re “Gold Standard Brand Ambassador” in New York Times

 

Yesterday,  I read the very first artistic/commercial collaboration of note was the

decades long dance between the late designer Givenchy and actor Audrey Hepburn.

Their goals dovetailed. She needed style…He needed a muse.

Partnerships of this nature intrigue me. But they begin from within.

If we’re writing books or articles, promoting our consulting services, selling jewelry on Etsy…no matter what we’re doing, even if we’re promoting a food or drug product that’s not super ‘glamorous,’ or Red Carpet-Hollywood,  the ‘collaboration’ begins in our hearts and minds.

What do we tell ourselves when we’re thinking about life? Whatever that is…it determines who’ll be drawn to us, since like attracts like.

It’s a law of the universe.  We all need dancer partners.  No one gets rich (or famous, for that matter) by themselves.

Even Mark Zuckerberg.

Bipolar Strong on ‘grabbing’ those racing depressing holiday thoughts

When I pitched this a year ago to the former editor, she nixed it. “Our readers would not be interested in this,” she said.

Now they have a new lady and she is the bomb!!!!! Obviously I would love a like, comment or click.

If you give me a like or a comment and you get ‘Error 404 Page Not Found,’ ….don’t worry, it’s a bug in their system and your generous ‘like’ will be posted.

https://www.bphope.com/blog/can-i-ditch-my-bipolar-backstory-and-get-well/

 

Bipolar Strong on ‘grabbing’ those racing depressing holiday thoughts

When I pitched this a year ago to the former editor, she nixed it. “Our readers would not be interested in this,” she said.

Now they have a new lady and she is the bomb!!!!! Obviously I would love a like, comment or click.

If you give me a like or a comment and you get ‘Error 404 Page Not Found,’ ….don’t worry, it’s a bug in their system and your generous ‘like’ will be posted.

https://www.bphope.com/blog/can-i-ditch-my-bipolar-backstory-and-get-well/

 

Bipolar Depression…it’s baaacckkk! and 2,000 of my ‘Itunes’ songs are ‘Missing!’ Still!

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I’m depressed again.

This really sucks. How long’s it gonna last? I can’t think of any antidepressant I HAVEN’T TAKEN. So what do we do?

When it hit me, I spent the next two days in bed. But I can’t do that. So I crawled out and went to starbucks, my daily routine with the newspaper. I’m going to continue writing and blogging and doing the stuff I do…I just don’t enjoy it half as much.

Even lifting weights. I do it because I believe it’s really good, physically, for the mind. Prevents cognitive decline. So I’ve been going on iTunes, even though I’m one of the people who have that bug, and burning songs. Some that I buy won’t download. They have this little exclamation point right to the left. There are tons of forums about this.

 

Apple’s position? The problem is on our end and they take no responsibility. In the meantime I purchase new music by Guided By Voices, Daft Punk and even the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who I was never that crazy about. Like Primus. You call that music? I donnaknow.

 

Indie Pharmacies an Endangered Species…The only kind who understands and cares

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I am on a tear to save independent pharmacies being driven out of business. If you read my stuff, you know I have bipolar/tardive/borderline diabetic side effects. When I got tardive my publix of fifteen years bumped me off. My complications were too much for them. I found an indie which is why I wrote this story. Indies are being driven out of business. Conflict of interest/collusion between pharmacy benefit managers and the drugstores they own and government laws that benefit….well you get the picture.

One click is all I need to support this movement.

http://www.bphope.com/blog/bipolar-strong-my-pharmacist-has-my-back/

 

#OnePatientOneGoodPharmacist

 

Mentally Ill Dying in Prison Transport Vans

When I was driving home from my tardive dyskinesia neurologist appointment in Gainesville I read an article that made me shudder. It could be me. Prisoners being driving from one facility to another are at the mercy of untrained people who drive the vans and have more of a trucker mentality. It’s about how many people you can get quickly from one place to another. So they jam the vans, deprive the prisoners of bathroom breaks, etc. When a mentally ill person doesn’t get their meds for three or four days they can decompensate and start babbling loudly or drooling, one person died of Xanax withdrawal.

 

I thought…’It could have been me.’ I’ve been privileged to have good care and avoid the hospital for seventeen years but when my former bff called the cops on me and told them I was suicidal, I was in a holding area very similar to a county jail. A long time ago, the eighties, I had legal problems re my drug habit and went to jail five times, so I know what I’m talking about.

 

The problem is the privatization of public prison and jail systems. These people know how to penny pinch but it’s at the expense of those they transport and their human rights.