Footprints In My Life Journey: 30 Day Bi-Polar Workbook – by Theodocia McLean

Footprints In My Life Journey: 30 Day Bi-Polar Workbook – by Theodocia McLean

30-Day Workbook Intended To Aide Communication Between Patient, Doctor and Therapist

225 Pages for $12.95

Revised Version September 2018

Dear Friend,

I am writing this to you out of a heart of sympathy and understanding. If you have mental illness, especially Bi-Polar, you need to know that you are not alone. I have wrestled with the debilitating illness of Bi-Polar and DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and I consider myself a survivor. Yes, like you, I will have mental illness for the rest of my life. I consider myself a survivor, because I have been properly diagnosed (therefore am not going insane, as I once thought). I am on the proper medications for my disorder and I have the ‘Will Power’ to live.

The first step for me was getting through the denial. I will say, that this took way too long, but it is a journey that each of us must take individually. The second step for me was getting and continuing treatment and therapy in order to get a record of history, the right diagnosis and the right treatment. My illness might be more complicated than your diagnosis due to DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). There is no medication for DID, but therapy has greatly helped. Medication is so different for everyone and finding the right combination can take years. Just when you think you have the magic formula; your body adjusts to it and it can be a starting over process or just an adjustment in the dose. The third step for me was determining that I didn’t want to continue with long recurring bouts in a Psychiatric Hospital. To be honest, this step took years. The fourth step for me was what I named, ‘My Will’.

Each Step is taken at a different pace for each individual. I don’t believe there is a magic time table. For me, I had to determine the quality of life that I wanted while surviving with mental illness. As a writer and someone who had a journal most of my life, it became apparent that I needed to apply those skills to my life long recovery process. I know that everyone is not comfortable with writing, expressing thoughts on paper or tracking anything on a consistent basis. However, it is my experience as time goes on, this process not only helps myself, but my doctor, therapist, family and friends.

This workbook is a labor of love. Please give this workbook as a gift to those who need it.

I begin with a poem: I wrote this poem in April 2002, when it finally dawned on me that all of us with mental illness have to fight for our mental health. We have to fight the depression, the darkness, suicidal thoughts and the shadows of the past. We have to fight the anxiety of the present and the fears of the future. I find that I have to go to a place deep inside me. A place, I call, ‘My Room of Will’.

I wish you the very best in health and happiness.

Theodocia McLean

Genre: Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Self-Help, Workbook, Non-Fiction


Product Details:
Paperback: 255 Pages
ISBN-10: 1724030906
ISBN-13: 978-1724030900
Imprint: Independently published
Publisher: Independently published (September 5, 2018)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches

About The Author:  Theodocia McLean was born on Beals Island, in Downeast Maine, in 1954. Sold to the mailman, adopted twice, she wasn’t told her beautiful name until her sixteenth birthday.

Theodocia McLean: Owner of Cold Coffee Press

Her love for writing began when her fifth-grade teacher captured her imagination with creative writing assignments while she was living away from home in a harsh, punitive private school environment. A song that she sings every day is the only link that she has to Clara, her one special friend, who made daily life bearable for a short time in that dreadful place. She longs for the day when someone, even a stranger, will show her the proof that she desperately needs on whether her friend really died that terrible day.

Her book DID: True Story Of Survival describes the first twenty-three years of her life with vivid detail and uncompromising honesty. Writing is therapy and telling her story takes her experience out of the shadows into the light.

Theodocia McLean is a multi-genre author. She is owner of Cold Coffee Press and all CCP online properties. You can find all her books on Amazon and/or Amazon Affiliates. She welcomes honest reviews.

She hopes that her readers will muster up the courage to tell their story and thus begin their own healing journey. She is willing to help other authors along their publishing and promotion journey.

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Books by Theodocia McLean:
Approach Your Non-Profit With Assurance
Anxiety Workbook: Healing Each Day
Beyond The Diamond Pod
Cat Diary For Cat Lovers (In The Event Of Accident Or My Death)
Characters Unleashed: Writing Exercises For New Authors
DID: True Story Of Survival
Footprints In My Life Journey
Greyboy Mountain Express (Trumble Kids Adventures)
Household Property Inventory Workbook
Mental Health Workbook: A Communication Tool
My Theodocia: As Told By Stormy
Nephilim Living Among Us
The Nephilim
Theodocia’s Heart Songs

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