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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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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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When Is a “Good Mood” Too Good
August 24, 2017

The question of when is a good mood too good and what to do about it lies at the heart of…

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Finding Your Purpose in Life – Nancy
August 23, 2017

How to find your purpose in life? According to Victor Frankl, a psychotherapist who was imprisoned in concentration camps during WWII,…

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The Challenge of ADHD and Bipolar
August 17, 2017

Bipolar disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have overlapping clinical symptoms. Both disorders are associated with impulsive decision making, physical hyperactivity,…

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Mindfulness: No Gain without Pain?
June 1, 2017

Mindfulness is one of those practices that seems to, quite perversely, be most important to practice at times when it is most…

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Shame and Guilt After Mania – Gina
May 10, 2017

Addressing Shame and Guilt After a Manic Episode I have witnessed the immense pain caused by the shame and guilt experienced…

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Childhood Insomnia
April 23, 2017

In an era of ever-present video and constant texting and snapchatting, many parents are trying to figure out how to deal…

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The Science of Slow Breathing
April 16, 2017

In an April 5, 2017 article in the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds reviews new research on the science of slow…

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Support Groups for Bipolar
April 1, 2017

Support groups for bipolar seem like such a good idea. There are so many questions and it is hard to…

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Bipolar and Creativity
March 12, 2017

Bipolar and creativity have a well known relationship. Kay Redfield Jamison eloquently described aspects of this relationship in her book, “Touched…

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Loving Someone Bipolar
February 11, 2017

Loving someone bipolar can seem like an overwhelming challenge at times. A quick survey of the internet combined with years of…

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Bipolar and Success
February 1, 2017

What is the relationship between bipolar and success? This excerpt from the American Psychiatric Association’s book Understanding Mental Disorders, suggests one…

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Social Media and Mood
January 31, 2017

Research looking at the relationship between the use of social media and mood continues to offer tantalizing hints about this new aspect…

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Frequent Lying and Biology
January 25, 2017

Frequent lying and its biology is the subject of a fascinating article in Nature Neuroscience. Scientists have shown that the brain’s…

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More Happiness
December 3, 2016

We all need to be reminded about ways that we can bring more happiness into our lives. Rick Hansen has devoted his…

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Coping with Political Uncertainty
November 15, 2016

Many of the people that I work with on a regular basis have been experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety related…

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Psychotic Experiences in Normal People
November 6, 2016

Worldwide Study Finds some People without Mental Illness Report “Psychotic” Experiences Psychiatrists tend to assume that certain experiences are a clear sign…

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Anxiety and Bipolar
November 1, 2016

For many people with bipolar anxiety is a bigger problem than mood swings. It is not that unusual for someone with bipolar…

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