“How Illness Taught Me to Be Well: Recovery as a Daily Practice”

Meg discusses her journey with Bipolar I Disorder over the past 17 years, from fear and shame to acceptance and health. Strong emphasis is placed on recovery as a daily practice and the challenges and rewards this approach inspires. This presentation narrates Meg’s acceptance of the need to take medication, the profound effects that meditation and yoga have had on her life, the value of lifestyle changes, the risks of undiagnosed alcohol abuse, building a positive support network, and the value of honoring our inner lives. (This program may include an interfaith discussion of spirituality where applicable.)