Tag Archive: site update

Sep 13

The Complete How to Repair Your World Toolkit

A wise woman who has had more than her share of challenges and yet has overcome them with grace, intelligence and determination, Deborahmichelle Sanders, recently published a toolkit for people who are recovering from a serious mental illness. She has kindly offered to allow us to excerpt some portions of the toolkit for readers of …

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Jun 11

Bipolar Depression Webinar

Bipolar Depression with Dr. Peter Forster and Dr. Kelsey Schraufnagel Please join us for a Webinar on June 24th, 2015 at 9:00 am PT. For many people with bipolar, it is depression that is the source of most of their difficulties. Considerable controversy has surrounded to the question of how to treat bipolar depression. New …

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Jun 01

Busy Time

Long time followers of this blog may have noticed a marked drop in the frequency of blog posts in the last couple of weeks.  I was away on vacation and that could partly explain the reduction, but the fact of the matter is that I have never been as busy in my practice as I …

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Nov 28

New Staff

new staff hershe gesmundo

I am pleased to welcome a young woman, Hershe Gesmundo to this site. She is going to be working with me on a number of administrative projects related to the site, and to the companion site for the Mood Disorders clinic that I run – Gateway Psychiatric Services. Hershe had this to say about herself …

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Nov 27

Thank You

Thank you

Thank you all of my thoughtful readers, contributors, and people posting comments. I am truly grateful for your willingness to spend your time making this site a little bit better, a little bit more useful. I was reminded of how much I have to give thanks for by a wonderful post (in the member forum) …

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Nov 10

Bipolar Education Program

Bipolar Education Program

Doctors often do a poor job of educating their patients about their health problems. That is particularly troubling when you are talking about a condition as complicated as bipolar. We have been working on an educational program for this site based on the Barcelona psycho-education program for bipolar, to be called Bipolar 101. The Barcelona …

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Oct 21

New Forum

New Forum

New Forum Ask and you shall receive. A couple of our favorite subscribers finally convinced us that the former forum (hosted by Bublaa.com) was inadequate. They wanted better ability to search for posts. They wanted a better “look and feel.” After all, the forum becomes a place where people who are facing the challenges of bipolar or …

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Oct 01

Forum Progress

Forum progress has been made. Fingers crossed that it is all working now. Many thanks to our beta users and their feedback. As of now, if you clear the cache of your browser, you will no longer see a link to the Bublaa forum on the site. When you click on the “FORUM” heading on the …

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Sep 18

New Forum is Coming

Forum Coming - Beta Test

One of our long-time forum regulars posted a number of requests that I change the forum to make it easier to use.  As a result, in a moment of enthusiasm, I created a Buddy Press forum for this site. Quick background: our forum is currently hosted by a separate website, bublaa.com.  That site handles the …

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Sep 17

Lithium Health Benefits – Link to GPS

Lithium Health Benefits

Several members of this forum sent me an e-mail with a link to an article that appeared in the New York Times on lithium that was provocatively titled “Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium.”  We ended up publishing a blog post on this topic on our Gateway Psychiatric website. This might be a …

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Sep 06

Join the Forum – Getting the Most Out of MoodSurfing

Subscribe to the Blog

There are a few ways that you can get the most out of this website. Subscribe to the blog and join the forum. First, add your email address to the list of people who get notified whenever there is a new post.  You do this by entering your email address in the box on the …

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Sep 03

Controversy is Good

Controversy is Good

Controversy is good. We’ve been talking with several people this past week about blog posts that have evoked strong reactions from one reader or another.One of the things that we’ve said a number of times over the course of these various communication threads is that we like people to offer dissenting opinions on this site.The easiest way …

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Aug 11

Mindfulness and Bipolar

Mindfulness and Bipolar. I just posted a timely conversation with Bob, someone I have known for several years, about how integrating a mindfulness practice into your daily routine can help you live creatively with bipolar. I encourage you to read the article and post your comments. Have you had experience with a mindfulness practice? What …

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Jul 23

Many Voices

We’re very happy that there are now many more voices expressing themselves on this site. We have new authors who approach the issue of living creatively with moods from different perspectives: a professional woman with bi-polar, a psychologist expert in working with bi-polar individuals, another psychologist who is studying and fascinated by moods and their …

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Jun 25

Hello!

Hello! My name is Arnrow and I am very much excited to be the new summer intern at Gateway Psychiatric Services. I am an incoming junior pursuing psychology at the undergraduate level at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. My first encounter with psychology was almost completely accidental, having just taken a psychology class …

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Jun 25

Summer Intern 2014: Arnrow

Long time readers of this blog will recall that last year we had a wonderful contributor, Emma, who helped enliven our forum as well as creating a number of posts on the blog itself.  She also set up the topics pages.  This summer we have another college intern, Arnrow, who will be helping in the …

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Jun 02

New Home – Redux

This past week, we spent another couple of days trying to figure out why the site was suddenly inaccessible for several long periods of time. Some of you may recall that we only recently moved to a new web hosting service and it was my expectation that this new service, with its dedicated server, would provide …

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May 21

Stay Involved

conversations

Stay involved! We have been hosting a much more active forum these past couple of weeks. As I replied to some posts and read others, I realized that we have some members of the forum who have not participated in quite a while. I would like to try to ensure that the membership of the forum consists of …

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May 16

Happy Birthday MoodSurfing

Time flies when you are having fun! It is hard to believe, but this site has been up and running for two years. And growing and evolving. Right now we have four active authors. We have a forum where people can receive support, get advice, give advice, and generally talk about the challenges faced when …

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Apr 28

Welcome Lyndsey to the Site

I am very happy to welcome a new writer to the blog. Her name is Lyndsey, and I will be posting her first entry in a couple of hours. I think that you will find that she adds a unique perspective on what it takes to “live creatively with moods.” Here is what she wrote …

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