In: health

Ginseng
August 20, 2013

If you are a ginseng believer, then ginseng is the one supplement that all of us should be taking. Russian scientist…

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Life Energy
August 13, 2013

Freud came up with the term libido to describe the sum of all the human instincts related to love. In his…

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The Loving Brain
July 2, 2013

Get ready, because the month of July has an exciting event coming up! Rick Hanson, PH.D. is hosting a free interview…

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Runner’s High
June 27, 2013

A great way to gain both physical and mental strength is to make running a part of your workout. A lifestyle…

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Know Your Body
June 26, 2013

Geneen Roth talks about how infatuated she was with her imperfections while growing up. She was constantly thinking of how much…

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Phew… That’s Done: Sustaining Attention
April 21, 2013

It is such a relief, after worrying about some health problem for a long time, to suddenly realize that that problem…

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Stress and Your Brain
April 21, 2013

Stress has a major affect on our bodies and our brain. The release of catecholamines (adrenaline and related chemicals) and cortisol…

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Depression and Heart Disease: Inflammation
April 9, 2013

A large study published in April of 2013 in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology followed 667 people with heart disease for 5 years and…

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Iron for PMS
April 9, 2013

A recent study suggested that women who consumed higher amounts of iron (from plant not animal sources) had a lower rate…

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Nature’s Cycles
March 30, 2013

It should be raining. It is March in the San Francisco Bay area, and we have had hardly any rain for…

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Drug Companies
February 25, 2013

This blog has mostly not dealt with questions related to medications for treating mood disorders.  When we looked around to see…

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Mood and Food
February 10, 2013

Today’s post was inspired by Disorderly Chickadee’s blog. She has been in an unstable (irritable) mood but her post is about…

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Power out of Depression
January 19, 2013

It sometimes can be very hard to think of ways of getting out of a lurking depression. A recent email from…

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Body Work
January 9, 2013

Several months ago a young attorney who I have been seeing for a couple of years came in and, reluctantly, told…

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Exercise and Brain Health
December 29, 2012

According to the Exercise and Brain Health: Good Points to Remember article in the December 27, 2012 issue of Bipolar Network News, “(…)…

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Mindfulness in the News
December 20, 2012

A number of people called my attention to the December 15 NY Times The Power of Concentration article written by Maria…

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Mind Body Issues
December 17, 2012

Health problems fundamentally challenge our sense of self and safety in the world. Those people who are able to maintain equanimity in the…

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Inspiration and Skepticism
December 15, 2012

A very dear and cherished friend is visiting us. She has inspired this post. Every time we are fortunate enough to…

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Giving Thanks
November 22, 2012

A friend asked “What is Thanksgiving all about?” There is the traditional answer about the Pilgrims and the Indians, but Thanksgiving…

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All About Happy: Resources
November 7, 2012

What makes us happy? How can we have more happiness? Is happiness just the absence of sadness and depression? These are…

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