​​Advice Column "Ask Sunny"

The Torch Newspaper


Bipolar Blog @ www.bphope.com

Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Member

My Journey Back To Myself

Two psychiatrists told me I would NEVER work full-time again when I was 39 years old.  In my head, I said “Screw You!”  I had accepted the diagnosis of bipolar disorder 4 years earlier, but I would Never accept the Prognosis.  No one would dictate to me what I could and couldn’t do with my life.  After working part time at several different jobs between episodes of depression and mania I finally landed a full time job in an office.  I have been working full time for 7 years now and have started my Keynote Speaking & Virtual Assistant Business.  I have now enjoyed over 10 years of good health with only minor setbacks.  My motto for the last 15 years has been:

“I Don’t Give Up, I Don’t Give In, and I Don’t Take No for an Answer.”

I had to recover, to lead by example.
 I had to recover, to teach them,
 that life was meant to be fun, not something to be endured.
I had to recover, to teach them, to be fearless and take risks.
I had to recover, to teach them, to pursue their passions, and follow their dreams.
I had to recover, to become someone, they could be proud,

to call “Mom.”

Guest on Rogers Daytime in York Region

Lynn Rae has been interviewed on 105.9 The Region

Recipient of The Marilyn Nearing Award from York Support Services Network for

A Significant Contribution as a Volunteer in the Community

Accept the Diagnosis, Not the Prognosis