• BrainStorm

  • From Broken to Blessed on the Bipolar Spectrum
  • By: Sara Schley
  • Narrated by: Sara Schley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Sara Schley is the founder of a consulting business, and she has worked with hundreds of renowned companies worldwide. She's a proud mother, grandmother, community leader, and has been married for 26 years.

She also has a bipolar II brain. Fearing the stigma, she kept this secret for decades. Until now.

In her acclaimed memoir BrainStorm: From Broken to Blessed on the Bipolar Spectrum, Sara tells her life-changing story to help end the bipolar stigma, optimize brain health, and save lives.

At 21, as a senior in college, Sara was a scholar-athlete who seemed to have it all. Then, like the flip of a switch, she had her first brain breakdown: A tailspin into a living hell. It was terrifying.

It took her 25 years and five psychiatrists to get the diagnosis that saved her life: Sara is on the bipolar spectrum with a bipolar II brain. If you've never heard of the bipolar spectrum, you're not alone: Most health-care professionals still don't know it exists. Misdiagnosis results and the wrong medications make broken brains worse. However, bipolar exists on a broad spectrum. Understanding this changes everything: With the correct diagnosis, medication, support, and self-care, people who have experienced severe, persistent depression - which is actually a form of bipolar - can live rich, full lives.

Sara's life is proof.

The self-care disciplines Sara has honed over 40 years of living with her bipolar II brain can help anyone who experiences anxiety, stress, or depression heal. Listen to this book to transform your life or that of someone you love.

©2022 Sara Schley (P)2022 Sara Schley

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To many personal stories

Too many personal stories and not enough about Bipolar Disorder. Her life is interesting to her but not to the reader. The book is about Bipolar not about how wonderful her life is. She has an outstanding life and should be proud of it. Good for her in working so hard to achieve a splendid life and dealing with her Bipolar II disorder.