In: Self Help

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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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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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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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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How High is High?
August 30, 2017

We met a few days ago with one of our favorite people. She’s a writer and an artist and she has…

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return to work
Return to Work
August 22, 2017

Successful Return to Work Return to work is an important step in the recovery process for many people with bipolar or…

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Fear of Catastrophe
Fear of Catastrophe
August 13, 2017

How to respond to the fear of catastrophe? Many people are having trouble getting to sleep these days. Fear of catastrophe has…

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Yoga Practice Five Reasons
5 Reasons to Start a Yoga Practice – Gina
August 7, 2017

Yoga can be an incredible tool in well-being and recovery, why not check out the five reasons to start a yoga…

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Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017
July 29, 2017

We are excited to announce a repeat of the very successful Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017 is being offered at Gateway…

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Pets and Mental Health – Gina
July 21, 2017

As I write this article about pets and mental health, I sit next to my 4 year old dog, Rufus. I…

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Successful Job Hunting
July 14, 2017

A young man in the tech industry who worked with me for nearly a decade got me started thinking about the…

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Fall 2017 UCSF Bipolar Psychoeducation Group
June 30, 2017

The UCSF bipolar psychoeducational group starts on August 7, 2017. It runs for 8 weekly sessions, Mondays 12pm to 130pm. Most commercial insurance accepted….

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Ride the Tiger
June 29, 2017

Ride the Tiger is a wonderful PBS documentary that covers a lot of important information about bipolar in an entertaining and…

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Examine Your Fears
Examine Your Fears
June 20, 2017

Why would you want to examine your fears? Remember that part in the scary movie when the hero suggests going down…

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Exercise Solutions
Exercise Solutions to Roadblocks
June 20, 2017

I was inspired to write this post on exercise solutions by a wonderful article in BP Hope that not only talks…

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Tools for Change
Tools for Change
June 11, 2017

In my previous post I outlined the idea of “stages of change,” here I want to focus on some of the…

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Ready for Change
Ready for Change?
June 11, 2017

Getting Ready for Change The process of getting ready for change has been the focus of the research of James Prochaska…

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Nature and Wellbeing – Gina
June 5, 2017

Nature and Wellbeing Many patients I work with speak of the value that nature plays in their lives and I can…

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Radical Acceptance and Coping with Bipolar Disorder – Gina
May 24, 2017

What is radical acceptance? Radical acceptance is an approach named by Marsha Linehan, PhD who created Dialectical Behavior Therapy that is…

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