In: self help

Hope
Find Hope Despite Adversity
October 29, 2017

Finding hope can feel miraculous when wrestling with the endless challenges of any chronic illness, including depression. At the end of…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mood Trends
April 25, 2017

Mood trends are useful to track in order to prevent a full blown episode of depression, hypomania or mania. I…

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Hope and Self Efficacy – Gina
March 25, 2017

Believing you can create change in your life is the foundation for successfully making the change. Self efficacy is the sense that…

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Recovery from Bipolar
March 2, 2017

Planning for Recovery from Bipolar I recently came across a great account from a man living with Bipolar Disorder, Steven Propst….

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Bipolar 101 – The Basics and Beyond
February 18, 2017

Bipolar 101, an online course hosted by Gateway Psychiatric begins March 17, 2017: Bipolar 101 – The Basics and Beyond. The…

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Harm Reduction
February 2, 2017

Reducing the Harm of Substances in Your Life: A Harm Reduction Approach Have you noticed that your substance use is impacting…

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Starting the New Year Right
December 27, 2016

Starting Off the New Year Right: 5 Areas of Your Life to Implement Self-Care As we start off the new year…

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Coping with the Holidays – Gina
December 12, 2016

Coping with the Holidays: Having a Plan The holiday season can be a time of increased stress. It is often said to…

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