By: PeterForster

Negotiation: How to Deal With Conflict
July 4, 2012

Some of the best ways of dealing with conflicts in relationships, whether business or personal, are contained in the books about…

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Why You Should Journal
July 2, 2012

We are strong believers in the value of paying attention. We define what is important in our lives by what we…

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The Morning Ritual – Daily Routines Part 1
June 29, 2012

For people learning to live with moods, it is often very important how the day starts. The morning sets the stage…

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Mood Charting Part 2: Monitoring Mood
June 29, 2012

What is monitoring and mood monitoring? Monitoring is way of becoming aware of what is happening in a certain circumstances. For…

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Endless Worry: Books to Help Manage It
June 25, 2012

Sometimes life circumstances, or our own mood, conspire to lead us into a state of endless worry. We never seem to…

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Living with Support: Groups and Other Resources
June 24, 2012

It’s sometimes hard to figure out the answers to questions about moods and how they influence our lives. Family and friends…

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Mood and Cognitive Functioning
June 23, 2012

Mood can have a profound impact on cognitive functioning. In fact, over the years, we have found that the most likely…

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Acceptance: Helpful Readings
June 22, 2012

Aacceptance. We have been influenced by many people in setting up this website. One of those great thinkers is a man…

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Getting Where You Want to Go: Remembering Priorities and Problem-Solving
June 21, 2012

Successful time management is in large measure all about starting with the big things. This is how you go about almost…

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What is Hypomania?
June 21, 2012

What is hypomania (“a little mania”) and what changes when you are hypomanic? Depending on where you sit it can be…

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Changing Bad Habits: Helpful Resources
June 19, 2012

If you talk to anyone who has worked to help people with serious bad habits (smoking, sex addiction, gambling, drug use)…

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What is Biofeedback?
June 17, 2012

Biofeedback is a stress management technique that uses devices that give you information about your body’s physiologic response to stress. The…

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The Importance of Good Relationships
June 17, 2012

Good relationships are one of the foundations of creative living. In another post, we talked about one of the most effective…

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The Practice of Tacking: How to Get Going
June 16, 2012

Sometimes it is important to get going. We generally think that it is wise to have a clear idea of where…

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Sleep: Helpful books for Insomnia
June 15, 2012

It’s one of great ironies of working with people with trouble sleeping that often the path to better sleep heads first…

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The Super Mood Stabilizer
June 14, 2012

The Super Mood Stabilizer From time to time we run across people who seem to do everything wrong, in terms of…

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Successful Job Hunting
June 13, 2012

No we aren’t going to offer suggestions about how to find your next job (although there is a link below to…

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Smoking (Marijuana)
June 9, 2012

Lots of folks with depression and bipolar use marijuana to help feel more stable. We like to keep an open mind…

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Having Kids
June 9, 2012

Having kids is always challenging, a source of joy but also a source of anxiety. And having depression can add to…

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Diet and Weight Loss
June 8, 2012

The topic of losing weight is one that is charged with emotional significance for many individuals. Perhaps in keeping with that…

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