By: PeterForster

Unpaid Emotional Labor
October 23, 2017

A new phrase captures neatly a dilemma that many good friends face: when are they being taken advantage of, being asked…

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Smartphone Apps for Depression
October 15, 2017

Are smartphone apps for depression effective? Two articles published in 2017 by a group of Australian and American researchers examined the…

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Recovering from Disaster
Recovering from Disaster – Reclaim Your World
October 11, 2017

It seems appropriate to write about an aspect of recovering from disaster. We have been through an extraordinary period of natural…

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Bipolar Depression Light Therapy
Bipolar Depression Light Therapy
October 6, 2017

The news that bipolar depression light therapy may be effective is good news and follows a series of studies this past…

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Decision Making
Better Decision Making – Nancy
October 5, 2017

Better decision making is important for many people dealing with how moods can influence our choices. How much self-control do you…

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Bipolar at Work
Bipolar at Work – Nancy
October 3, 2017

Bipolar At Work: Disclosure and Accommodation Federal law provides important protections for workers who are coping with disabling mental or physical…

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Feeling Trapped
September 30, 2017

Feeling trapped is one of the most painful emotional experiences. The need to escape from this place can sometimes lead us…

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Mood Planning – Gina
September 27, 2017

Mood planning is an activity that is closely aligned with the goal of this website: helping people to live creatively with…

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Contagious Moods
September 25, 2017

A well designed study of adolescents suggests that there are contagious moods. This study follows on earlier research suggesting that surrounding…

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Mood Spectrum
September 23, 2017

Author and psychiatrist James Phelps presented a thought provoking presentation about the notion of a mood spectrum (from very unipolar to…

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Mindfulness and Illness
September 20, 2017

Newcomers to the practice of mindfulness meditation tend to imagine that mindfulness practice should ideally be associated with a state of…

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Preparing for Fall
September 18, 2017

My fall preparation for 2017 illustrates the lessons learned over the past two years about what affects sleep.

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Purposeful Living Makes Us Stronger
September 16, 2017

Purposeful living makes us stronger – that is the conclusion of a study of people over the age of 50. We…

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Online Group Therapy – Bipolar 101 – Gina
September 15, 2017

Gateway’s Bipolar 101 – Online Group Therapy Last week we started the Bipolar 101 Group at Gateway Psychiatric, the second time…

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Supercharge Your Circadian Rhythms
September 11, 2017

Why a post about how to supercharge your circadian rhythms? The fact is that for a lot of us our bodies…

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Campfire – Online Support
September 10, 2017

Isolation.  Seems like we should have conquered that by now.  With all our high tech tools, friending, connecting and tweeting, how…

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Strength, Rock Climbing and Recovery – Gina
September 7, 2017

Strength, Rock Climbing and Recovery I recently had a conversation with a client who started rock climbing. As a rock climber…

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Lower the Pressure
September 3, 2017

Lower the pressure to be more effective, tips on managing stress.

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Meditation
September 2, 2017

This is a quote from one of my patients which illustrates how profoundly a regular meditation practice can affect mood and…

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An Epidemic of Fatigue
September 1, 2017

Several of my patients reported odd changes in their sleep and  their energy level this past week, as though there was…

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