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Bipolar Disorder On The Page

When I was newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was a bit shell shocked. There I was, coming out of a suicide attempt and psych ward and moving in with my parents at twenty-seven with a new label : bipolar disorder....
11 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

11 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Dorothy recently lost her father to complications related to Alzheimer’s. Over the past ten years, she watched her dad deteriorate and become a shell of his former self. By the...
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Befriending Depression

Befriending Depression

If you’re reading this, there’s a chance you or someone you love lives with depression, and I say lives with for a reason. In this blog, I want to pose...
Today I Love Sunny Saturdays

Today I Love Sunny Saturdays

Today I love sunny Saturdays that are threatening to warm up a bit. I love that we are on our way to the cottage eventually to move some things there before the renovation here at the house gets fully underway....
Psychology Around the Net: February 22, 2020

Psychology Around the Net: February 22, 2020

In this week’s Psychology Around the Net, we explore the mental health benefits of exercising alone, how poor concentration feels in bipolar disorder, how to avoid depression during menopause, the...
Shame: What It Is and How to Fight It 

Shame: What It Is and How to Fight It 

Shame.  A concept that can stand alone.  For it carries enough power to.  It is the terrifying force many of us have to fight every day....
Time to Hit the Easy Button

Time to Hit the Easy Button

Some marketing exec for Staples has joined the 1 percent for thinking up the Easy ButtonTM ad campaign, I’m sure. That concept was absorbed instantly into popular culture....
Why the Small Stuff Matters

Why the Small Stuff Matters

Each day comes with its own challenges. For that matter, each week, month, and year does as well. Those challenges and other stressful events will vary in intensity and their...
We Are The Dragons

We Are The Dragons

Have you ever played Mah Jongg? If not, let me tell you a little about the game. There are tiles, and each tile has a face that identifies it....
Handling a Stressful Day

Handling a Stressful Day

For me, the most important day of the month is when I go to the veteran’s hospital where I get my medication. I wake up before 8am to make sure...
Attachment: Is It Ever Really Possible to Let Go?

Attachment: Is It Ever Really Possible to Let Go?

The word “attachments” is strange. On the one hand, it is totally innocuous. For example, my smart phone has lots of attachments. It has power cords and earbuds and speakers and a fancy screen protector and a shiny hard case and this little gizmo on the back that helps me keep hold of it while I am moving about....
ADHD and Chores

ADHD and Chores

Today’s topic is … chores. Now, admittedly, that’s not a very exciting topic. But that’s exactly what makes it important. People with ADHD tend to especially struggle with the unexciting stuff,...
In Search of Normalcy After Narcissistic Abuse

In Search of Normalcy After Narcissistic Abuse

For four years, I’ve been blathering on about narcissism, the endless subject that just keeps on a-giving. But I’ve devoted precious few words to normalcy simply because I haven’t got the first clue what normalcy is!...

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