Originally, this blog was not intended to serve as a "resource" for helping people with ADD/bipolar.
In 2007 we were expecting our first child. I was working 7 days a week, 2-3 jobs at a time. We just bought our first home. By the time my son was born, I was mentally and physically exhausted. Busy work schedule combined with taking care of my son would leave me 4-5 hours of sleep a day. I was constantly tired, sleep deprived and completely out of shape. I was a walking ticking bomb ready to explode at any time...
Instead... I sank into a long, deep, dark depression...
After a visit to a psychiatrist and a number of tests...it wasn't clear what exactly I had : ADD, bipolar, anxiety, anti-social disorder...or a bit of everything.
It became worse. I lost my jobs, my home, my wife took my son and moved in with her parents. I lost all my contacts with "the outside world", stayed at home drinking and eating junk food, blaming everybody and everything, feeling bad for myself.
One day a friend of mine got me a gift certificate for whitewater rafting...
The smell of cedar, the beautiful Skykomish River and the gorgeous scenic views of the Cascade Mountains - was the change of environment that I drastically needed.
Till this day I consider that trip the beginning of My Life of Transformation.
But the more I was leaning about ADD/bipolar, the more I was realizing that this blog was my chance to help people deal with these "issues" the way that worked for me - through healthy, adventurous and motivated living.
This blog is not about " How To Diagnose and Treat ADD/bipolar ".
I strongly believe that understanding your condition and helping yourself is the most powerful treatment available to you.
I found my way to cope with my "issues" by working out on a daily basis, trying out new sports and outdoor activities, traveling, and, most important - staying positive and motivated.
If you share the same values, please follow this blog, browse and have fun, share the experience with your friends, and if you’re really committed take your personal breakthrough challenge by contributing your story to this blog or our Facebook page.
Paul Frolov ( aka XHyperActive )