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10 Annoying Things People Do At Work

At least twice a week I have to listen to someone in my office file their nails, and it drives me up the wall. However, it got me thinking of annoying things people do that they might not even realize can drive some co-workers crazy.  Here is a list of things to consider not doing at...
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General

Rejection

Here's a fact: People are not always going to accept you, for whatever reason, but maybe more frequently because off the stigma of mental illness.Being Beautifully Bipolar can be a tough thing...
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Bipolar Laid Bare

Facing the Challenges of Depression

People with bipolar disorder spend two to three times as much time experiencing depression as they do mania. Some research has shown that someone with bipolar disorder will spend 50% of their time in a period of depression. If that’s the case, we need to be prepared to continue to live our lives while...
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ADHD

There Are People …

People ...There are people who live in houses that look like magazine photos. That's not me.There are people who have their future plotted out perfectly. And if things go differently, they know exactly what their plan "B" is. That's not me.There are people who buy a book and when they're done reading...
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Hope

Today I Love Life’s Regular Rhythm

Warm steel coffee mug ...Today I love life's regular rhythm, the pulse of day to day, the cyclical nature of each day, each week, each year, the reciprocity of what you put into it and what you get out. I love that my life beats like music, thoughts are...
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Mentoring Book Reviews

Making Nice With E-Books

My paper-loving parrot, Pearl, in the process of "customizing" a copy of my (his) latest book, "Love & Feathers."I spend all day long typing away on my laptop. It is a nice shiny new MacBook Pro and I love it, but after several hours spent together, enough is enough.As a lifelong reader...
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Mental Health

My Warning Signs That I Am Going Manic

  "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."I found that almost nobody wants to go into a psychiatric hospital. The rare exceptions are the homeless. One time I was in a hospital and somebody from New Orleans was there seeking refuge from hurricane Katrina. He only stayed several days as his problem...
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Children

We Are So Different Part 2

Learning from the differences. Charlie: In this process we came to see that it was our wounds themselves that were to become the source of much of the growth and healing that Linda and I would experience together. These wounds included emotional injuries from our early original families as well as the many painful wounds that we...
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Evil

The Tragedy Of Charles Manson

"I can't dislike you, but I will say this to you: you haven't got long before you are all going to kill yourselves, because you are all crazy. And you can project it back at me, but I am only what lives inside each and every one of you." Charles Manson Who exactly is...
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Difficult Feelings

When Kids Bully Parents

Most parents have had the experience at one time or another of their child having too much power in the family. This can happen in different ways, at different times, for different reasons, but it always feels terrible – for parents and kids. When we feel competent as parents, being around our children is often a...
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Hope

Today I Love Local Theater

More expensive than parking ...Today I love local theater and all the talent that this town boasts. I love how easy it is for people I know to suddenly become people I don't know. I love that every now and then some little piece of some friend's personality will slip into...
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