• The Other Side of Bipolar

  • Revealing Your Strengths to Move Beyond the Diagnosis
  • By: Lauren Polly
  • Narrated by: De Ann Odom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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By: Lauren Polly
Narrated by: De Ann Odom
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The Other Side of Bipolar offers hope and a new perspective of mental illness that can help millions of people. A unique combination of memoir and self-help book, it invites us to reexamine our definitions of mental illness as a debilitating disease and asks us to consider another possibility: What if instead of a wrongness, these symptoms point to capacities that are not yet fully understood? What if being bipolar or mentally ill is a sign that you have intelligences that others do not understand?

Through this new perspective, you can be empowered to go beyond any diagnosis or label you have been given and start to explore the uniqueness and beauty of who you truly are. Embedded throughout this poetic story are examples of tools and techniques you can apply immediately to begin to create a sense of peace and possibility in your life.

Lauren’s story will captivate you and show you a path to finding peace and joy with being different, and ultimately, teach you how to utilize your difference to shift from surviving in this world to thriving and creating a satisfying life for yourself. You don’t need to live a small, safe existence; you can go after your dreams, challenge yourself, and create a life far beyond what you may have thought is possible.

"The Other Side of Bipolar sits apart from other autobiographical surveys of psychological struggles, offering readers the rare opportunity to explore and utilize many of the gifts formerly identified as disabilities. Any who have faced such a diagnosis will find this an inspiring, engrossing saga which offers hope, revelation, and much food for thought as it follows a journey that takes the identification of 'bipolar' and turns it upside down." (Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review)

©2016 Lauren Polly (P)2018 Lauren Polly

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not what I was looking for nothing more than a sto

not what I was looking for nothing more than a story, waste of my time

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great book but expected more practical tools

the book was very good and informational to the point o view of the person who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I related to many experiences that were narrated. However, I expected more practical tools to be described during the book, so I could learn how to cope myself.

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It seems from the beginning so many simularities Lauren shares that is exactly the same and so similar it seems she is describing my own ordeal with bipolar. I have been diagnosed in less than a year ago and went through similar stages as she describes a d never felt the same since my diagnosis, personally I feel that psychologist needs to put a label on something inherit inside and unexplored in every human being. Her insight is eye opening and her stuggle shows that we all can come to our unique self. I love her book because when you open a book you see negativity and when you search mental issues alot is negative. Seldom do you see positive stories like Lauren tells. I enjoyed this book thoroughly and will read it again and again.

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  • 04-24-21

Not what i was expecting

Couldn't force myself to listen past half of book really annoying narration. If you struggle with Bipolar and looking for self help or to improve this is not audibook for you.