Episode 7: Living With Bipolar 


Ana Agarrat fills up the room. She’s bubbly & gregarious—the type of person that, upon meeting her, you assume she’s one of those people who has it all together. Yet, perceptions are misleading. Discover the upending world of Bipolar and learn how Ana has found a new sense of equilibrium and purpose in her life through a strong support system, letting go of perfection, and cultivating valuable skills to navigate uncertainty. 




About me:

As a member of the Recovery Ambassador Council of the Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health Center, Ana is passionate about sharing her story to provide hope, reduce stigma, and spread awareness of mood disorders. Always encouraged by the power of community, Ana enjoys spending time with family and friends experiencing the natural beauty of the world. Learn more about her journey at anaagarrat.com

Fun facts:

  • I currently have 85 books in my Amazon Shopping cart (yes, I just counted them all)! That is in addition to the 15 or so books on my shelf that I still have to get around to reading. 

  • Autumn is my favorite season since the transformation of the plants and trees is a reminder for me to adapt in order to cope with the more challenging times in life.

  • We loved the name Wentworth for our dog (we were big Wentworth Miller from Prison Break fans!) and ended up naming him Prince Wentworth The Third. He is every bit as spoiled as you would expect a dog with such a title to be.

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