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Walking Out On Your Disorder

Mental illness is more prevalent than people may know. One in four people live with a mental illness. 2.8% of the United States population lives with bipolar disorder. 83% are classified as severe....
Are You Being Constrained by an Unrecognized Emotion?

Are You Being Constrained by an Unrecognized Emotion?

We know it’s important to be connected to our feelings. When feelings go underground, they don’t disappear. They operate unconsciously, perhaps contributing to our anxiety or depression — or just...
Can I Have ADHD If…

Can I Have ADHD If…

An ADHD diagnosis can bring a flood of different feelings, from relief at finally having an explanation for your symptoms (“now things are starting to make sense”) to a sadness over lost time (“what if I’d been diagnosed earlier?”)....
Ideas for Reducing Racism

Ideas for Reducing Racism

With the unconscionable death of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, Americans are rightfully upset. They have taken to the streets to protest the ongoing problem of police brutality...
Waiting In Line

Waiting In Line

People with ADHD are renowned for not appreciating waiting in line. In fact, in some cases that’s an understatement. It’s like saying Kilimanjaro is a big hill. Some of us will actually turn the other way and walk away rather than wait in a line up,...
The Trump Effect: Observations and Coping Skills

The Trump Effect: Observations and Coping Skills

4 ways Trump’s presidency has evoked a sense of powerlessness: 1) Marginalization – when an individual or group minimizes or disavows the legitimacy, rights or privileges of others who are believed to be somehow different from the mainstream....
Today I Love That All Things Change

Today I Love That All Things Change

Today I love that all things change and while change does not always make things better, even the changes will eventually fall to the next iteration of change, and so,...
40 Self-Care Tips for Better Mental Well-Being

40 Self-Care Tips for Better Mental Well-Being

Why Is Self-Care Vital for Your Mental Health? Life can be overwhelming and demanding. In addition, all of us carry some unresolved trauma from the past that makes it even harder because we are not often prepared for what’s
Podcast: Hiding Panic Attacks in the Bathroom

Podcast: Hiding Panic Attacks in the Bathroom

  At the thought of losing a job or missing a mortgage payment, Gabe is an anxious discombobulated mess, while Lisa is cool as a cucumber. In today’s Not Crazy...

Coping with Divorce: In the Beginning

The realization that you are about to go through a divorce is an enormously stressful and confusing time, even if you are the one initiating it. A whirlwind of emotions are typical in the beginning....
Self-Compassionate Phrases for Stressful Times

Self-Compassionate Phrases for Stressful Times

When stress strikes, many of us tend to lash out. At ourselves. We bash ourselves for not doing enough, for being too tired, for leaving important tasks undone,...
The Bright Side of Dark Times

The Bright Side of Dark Times

The Chinese term for “crisis” involves two characters. One which means danger and the other, “opportunity”. “Opportune”, the root of the word “opportunity means “auspicious, advantageous, and favorable”, a set of circumstances that reveals possibilities previously
Everyone is Suffering

Everyone is Suffering

This week, with people crying out in the streets, I decided to just shut up and listen. Underneath all of the slogans and signs,...
Coping With Covid-19 Conflicts

Coping With Covid-19 Conflicts

Many are conflicted about Covid-19. What Data to believe? Trust? Distrust media? Stay home? Go Out? (Wear a Mask!) Don’t wear gloves? Social Distance? Get tested? Go out to lunch?...

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