TGIF, my friends!
I hope that you’re doing well!
As some of you may know, I was super-anxious to record my 1st episode with “Dr. Kat” of the program Mom & Mind. Fortunately, she was so awesome & encouraging that I was able to calm down.
Then last Monday I joined the hosts of Podcast One’s Mind Full program to talk about postpartum bipolar disorder. Mind Full’s Alicia Perkins and Colleen Lindstrom were great and they set me at ease from the get-go.
However, I made a royal brainfart (lovely word, I know!) when I scheduled our talk. I thought our appointment was 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time. I deliberately chose that slot because it’s when I usually get a second wind and take Lucy out for her walk. At the very last minute (i.e. the morning of the recording day) I realized the schedule said Central Time, not Pacific.
Arrgh! Our time wasn’t 4:45 p.m. but at 2:45 p.m. when I was still totally dragging energy-wise. I worried I’d sound like a zombie.
So I broke my “no coffee in the afternoon” rule. I glugged a
gallon big cup of Peet’s organic shortly before our recording time.
The lessons I learned were:
1) Be far more careful when scheduling anything!
2) Do not drink coffee before recording a podcast!!!
I’m happy to say that it all worked out despite my jitters. One of my gracious hosts admitted that she had just downed some coffee herself at 5:00 p.m.!
When I find out the air date, I’ll let you know!
Meanwhile, I’m always on the lookout for intriguing mental health-themed podcasts, especially ones that have a bipolar focus. Last week I found one called Bipolar Style.
Here’s the promo blurb:
“Bipolar Style™ is a new podcast, hosted by
@JohnEmotions, about life from a manic-depressive perspective!”
I encourage you to check out host @JohnEmotions’ heartfelt and entertaining observations from the perspective of one who works a “regular job” with his bipolar on the “DL”/down low – I guarantee you’ll relate to many of the topics he discusses, whether or not you’re working!
He’s seeking podcast guests so if that interests you, give him a shout! I really love the short format of 15 minutes, too.
To listen to the Bipolar Style podcasts go to this link. Visit BipolarStyle.com for more info. & you can find John Emotions (who loves to network & help promote fellow bp tribe members) on Twitter at @BipolarStyle
Also, if you didn’t have a chance to hear my first podcast with “Dr. Kat” you can still do it! Go to this link
To check out Dr. Kat’s 69 other Mom & Mind podcasts please visit here.
That’s all the news that’s fit to blog, but in the next few weeks, I’ll have other things to write about, such as what it feels like to finally have my book published, and what it feels like to receive good reviews…..and not-so-good reviews!!!!
I appreciate your support so much! Thanks for reading this blog and for spreading the word about these worthy podcasts.
Have a good weekend!
Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, with a foreword by Dr. Carol Henshaw, will be published by Post Hill Press on October 10th, 2017. Birth of a New Brain is available on Amazon for Kindle and paperback pre-sales.