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Being Newly Diagnosed As Beautifully Bipolar (1 of 2)

With a diagnosis of bipolar disorder comes a lot of changes for a many of us. Things that were once rock steady are now all topsy turvy. It may feel like the carpet got pulled out from underneath us and beneath it is a giant hole waiting to swallow us up....
How to Stop Being A Control Freak

How to Stop Being A Control Freak

Most of us feel better when we have some degree of control over our lives. After all, feeling on top of things gives us a sense of security and competence....
Why I Didn’t Win The Election

Why I Didn’t Win The Election

We just had an election in Canada. It is so fresh you can still feel the heat coming off the oven it was baked in. You can smell it in the air as you walk in the front door of our country....
Today I Love One More Outside Day

Today I Love One More Outside Day

Today I love one more outside day of writing and sitting on the front porch as the children pass by on their way to school, with parents in tow, some reluctantly and some excited for the new day of opportunities and adventures....
Animal Instincts Are Human Instincts

Animal Instincts Are Human Instincts

I feel so lucky that I have lived in an interspecies family starting at age eight. That is more than four decades of daily life shared side by side with feathers,...
Prioritizing With ADHD

Prioritizing With ADHD

A key part of how we plan and organize our lives is how we prioritize tasks. Prioritizing tasks involves deciding what order we do them in and how much time we give them....
Rebuilding Trust After a Huge Relationship Betrayal

Rebuilding Trust After a Huge Relationship Betrayal

Rebuilding trust starts with trusting in yourself. How can you rebuild trust after a history of betrayal and disappointment? You can seek out therapy or relationship advice, but trust issues...
Is Veganism a Mental Disorder?

Is Veganism a Mental Disorder?

**This blog is by contributor Shiri Raz, PhD candidate in Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (Bar-Ilan University)   In 1909, the neuroscientist Charles Loomis Dana coined the term “zoophilpsychosis”...
How to be Your Own ADHD Coach

How to be Your Own ADHD Coach

When I work with someone who has ADHD, it’s not just about reaching into my bag of tricks and offering them another tip, solution, or strategy. My role as their coach is to help them clarify their goals,...
When You’re Bored with the Day to Day

When You’re Bored with the Day to Day

It’s the start of the workweek. Another ordinary workweek. This likely includes the same old routine, a mix of getting ready, wrangling a kid or two,...
Triangulation: The Narcissist’s Best Play

Triangulation: The Narcissist’s Best Play

Within the vast catalogue of toxic behavior, triangulation is amongst the most well-known. It is very common, especially among narcissistically inclined individuals, and can be overt,...
Shout Yourself Out Loud.

Shout Yourself Out Loud.

  I have a new favorite show. It’s called Modern Love, it’s on Amazon, and it’s based on the Modern Love column from the New York Times. It’s moving and it’s lovely....

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