Archives for October, 2012

Coping Skills

Are you in denial? Living in financial denial and dreading your mailbox

Denial can be one of the worst obstacles to overcome when it comes to achieving your personal happiness and ability to live a full honest life.

When you are not honest with yourself, you are living in a state of denial.

Here is one simple example to evaluate your level of denial:
YOUR MAILBOX - BILLS
There can be a lot of reasons why we don’t want to check our mail.   Whether you’re late...
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Coping Skills

5 Tips on How to Find a Job

Our recent political debates focused heavily on the economy aka jobs.  There are some jobs that are out there, but some of us aren’t that great at finding them, or applying for them.

Perhaps we should be asking ourselves not where to find a job but how to find a job. Here are some tactics to consider in your efforts to solidify employment:

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Coping Skills

Honey Boo Boo What? – Body Image, Weight and TLC (The Learning Channel)

TLC’s reality show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” features a reality star with a refreshing look into weight gain and body image.  And it comes from a child named Honey Boo Boo.  

Honey Boo Boo is one of the only females in modern day society that is actually embracing her fat, full throttle, at the ripe young age of a seven-years-old.

If you haven't heard already, Honey Boo Boo is a reality...
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Bipolar I

Grey’s Anatomy – Teaching Hospitals and Psych Wards

An average of ten million viewers tune into Grey’s Anatomy a week, and in a recent episode we saw a glimpse into what the producers and writers of this acclaimed series think about inpatient psych treatment.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Episode 2:

“I said no more damn restraints.” 

“She doesn’t even belong on this floor.  She’s violent, uncommunicative.”

“She just hasn’t talked yet.”

“There is nothing physically wrong with her.  She belongs...
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Bipolar I

Technology and the Cultural Divide – The Younger Generation Needs to Get Checked, like Now.

I went to the CAL/UCLA football game over the weekend.  I sat in the stands in the end zone by a bunch of other Bruin fans and witnessed what is unfortunately all too common in our age.

Teenage brats fueled by a hollow sense of intelligence from knowing the bare essentials of technology, which causes entitlement behaviors that parleys into them thinking they have all the answers.  They are at the forefront of technology...
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Bipolar I

4 Signs It’s Time to Pull the Plug On Your Relationship

You never know what goes on behind closed doors of a relationship.  I always keep that in mind when I see a friend or family member in a relationship that doesn’t seem right; a couple that doesn’t seem to be a good fit.  When I catch myself judging a relationship from the outside I remind myself that there is a relationship between a couple on the inside that I know nothing...
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Bipolar I

What is a conservatorship? – What everyone needs to know

Conservator: A protector of interests of an incompetent person: a person or institution responsible for protecting the interests of a legal incompetent.

That’s one way to put it.  But we all know there are a lot of ways to define a conservatorship and some of them are not ones we want to hear. Sometimes patients in psych wards are told another tune and can be lead to believe one thing when really a conservatorship...
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