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Stress And Bipolar Disorder During the Holidays

Stress during the holiday season is like a weight added to our shoulders which are already weighed down with bipolar disorder symptoms. I can’t handle stress. It always comes before an episode or a breakdown....
How to Survive Toxic Relatives over the Holidays

How to Survive Toxic Relatives over the Holidays

Do the holidays cause you stress as you anticipate THAT relative or THOSE relatives that you’ve concluded are narcissistic, abusive, psychopathic, or otherwise toxic? Are you trying to figure out...
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Meaningful Results from Meditation Research

Meaningful Results from Meditation Research

What do we really know about meditation, other than the fact that the practice is touted for its apparent ability to help relaxation, ease stress, and quiet the mind? While...
Today I Love Saturday Mornings Downtown

Today I Love Saturday Mornings Downtown

Today I love Saturday mornings downtown and all around my happy little city. I love that there have been things we wanted to take care of for a while now and they got taken care of this morning....
Taking Control Over Your Choices

Taking Control Over Your Choices

An old Cherokee chief is teaching his grandson about life. “A fierce fight is going on inside me.” The chief said to the boy....
Gaslighting: How a Parent Can Drive a Kid Crazy

Gaslighting: How a Parent Can Drive a Kid Crazy

When a parent physical abuses their child, it leaves marks and outbursts of anger in the child. When they verbally abuse their child, it strips them of self-confidence and instills...
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Psychology Around the Net: December 7, 2019

Psychology Around the Net: December 7, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at what to do if you think your child is at risk for mental illness, why self-regulation is so important for...
I Am Happy Because I Am Single

I Am Happy Because I Am Single

“You radiate this internal happiness and joy for life… Where do you think your happiness comes from?” I never met the person who asked me that question, but
We Need to Feel Seen

We Need to Feel Seen

Source: IPINMG.com This meme appeared on my Facebook feed last week and I knew immediately that it would
How Your Partner Can Control Your Brain 

How Your Partner Can Control Your Brain 

A new study sheds light on how a person could influence and control the mind of someone else. Research on mice reveals that our brains are affected by those around...
Childhood Injuries and Bipolar Disorder

Childhood Injuries and Bipolar Disorder

Can a severe physical injury later lead to bipolar disorder? Most agree there’s a genetic component to BP.  Studies suggest that some environmental factor causes the genes responsible for the disease to express themselves
Ignorance Is Bliss?

Ignorance Is Bliss?

This morning at breakfast my partner and I had a conversation. It was about my life and my ADHD and my not knowing as a child. She was pondering what I might have done with my life if I’d had a diagnosis....
Is It Possible For Kids to be “Too Far Gone” to Improve?

Is It Possible For Kids to be “Too Far Gone” to Improve?

Too many times over the past five years, I’ve heard educators say things like, “There’s not much we can do for this kid. He’s already (blank) years old so we might as well just spend our time helping kids who can actually benefit from
Comparing Rates of ADHD Diagnosis Across Doctors

Comparing Rates of ADHD Diagnosis Across Doctors

Many of us with mental health conditions know that the same symptoms can be interpreted differently from one doctor to the next. Practically, this creates obstacles for ADHDers seeking treatment....
When Pain Equals Pleasure: Understanding BDSM

When Pain Equals Pleasure: Understanding BDSM

Even if you’re an experienced family or marital therapist, you may not know much about BDSM, and because of that you might unconsciously place an unhelpful (possibly harmful) value judgment on a client’s perfectly healthy (for that person)

I Stopped Smoking Weed?

I’m not quite sure how it happened, when it happened, or why it happened, but I stopped smoking marijuana. I spend most of my 20’s and 30’s smoking a fair amount of weed,...

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