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Linea Patient Expert

Seattle, Washington
My name is Linea. I live in Seattle, WA. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder just about five years ago and have been working to keep myself healthy and spread awareness for those that can't do so themselves. I have written a book with my mom on the subject and it will be published in 2012 by... Full Bio
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From Storytelling to Advocacy by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I am going out of town next week to present at two conferences, one in Wisconsin and one in Texas. At these conferences I always share my story and read from my perso ... Read on »
I'm back! by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Pardon my brief absence. Having gone to the conferences and a week of excitement and adventure (five airports, 2 conferences, 1 keynote, four break-outs, and five states) I ... Read on »
Grieving the Diagnosis by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder My it has been a long time since I wrote a post. With school ending, the holidays, and a trip to Chicago I've been a little distracted as of late. However, its bac ... Read on »
recycling for recovery by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This Christmas I decided to use all recycled paper and ribbons from last year (or different things I found laying around the house) and I found the attention to details, th ... Read on »
Grieving the diagnosis by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder (I have no idea who did this art, but if anyone knows please let me know so I can give them the credit they deserve for such an awesome piece of work!) My it h ... Read on »
decided to give myself a break by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder now the next question is, what should I do first? a bath? a book? yoga? meditation? what about yoga, bath/book, meditation. sometimes its good to let yourself just be ... Read on »
Focusing on the big picture... by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I have an exciting "informational interview" tomorrow with someone I look up to, someone who I would happily follow in their footsteps if it was only that easy. But when ... Read on »
Again by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Found a beautiful poem by Tino Villanueva in the wonderful poetry book, Living in Storms: contemporary poetry and the moods of manic-depression edited by Thom Schramm. This ... Read on »
love and conversation by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I believe that I have already spoken about the difficulty and fear that can encompass romantic relationships when someone sees themselves as unstable, depressed, or ... Read on »
In memoriam by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Unfortunately I am going to be sharing a somewhat depressing and sad blog, and though I feel that most of my blogs try to end with an uplifting note, this one mus ... Read on »
My story by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder We (the momma and I) have decided to make February a month of sharing stories to fight stigma. So, along with our newly posted video on YouTube we are going to start shar ... Read on »
little things by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder On Friday I was forced to think about my future as I met with my college advisor regarding my upcoming graduation. Still being in a somewhat sensitive state I became extrem ... Read on »
why so hard? by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder So, I had this paper that I was supposed to write. It was a simple paper, four to six pages synthesizing my biggest ideas throughout college and talking about my favorite ... Read on »
My Stability Checklist by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder This is something I wrote a long time ago after my first panic attack in months. Thought it might be something useful to share...   Okay Linea. Here we are. He ... Read on »
My Stability Checklist by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Okay Linea. Here we are. Here we are again. You on the bathroom floor. Your boyfriend tired and worried. Your mind numb. Now, given that this hasn’t happened in months and m ... Read on »
Everything is Everything by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder I just read an article by John Frow called "A pebble, a camera, a man" on "Thing Theory" where he talks about the concept that "things, too, embody human will". He spe ... Read on »
Advice from Dr. Manhattan by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Given that I have been continuously trying to calm down through my techniques of self-care (yoga, lake-sitting, etc.), I am frustrated that I still find myself freaking out ... Read on »
Creation and the Lamictal High by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Sleepwalkers   -Barbara Einzig-   The moon rises, a vengeance on anguish, on my own arrogant privacy. The hands of sleepwalkers, of ... Read on »
time to breathe by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Bipolar Disorder Being that I am getting closer and closer to the end of this six year bachelors degree I am suddenly having that future focused, world ending, life-crisis that every colle ... Read on »