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Mental Illness Doesn’t Stop At Christmas

Mental Illness Doesn’t Stop At Christmas

For those who live with a mental illness, whether it’s bipolar disorder like me, depression, anxiety or any other diagnosis, the holidays can be tough. While for a lot of people it’s a cheerful time with worries set aside,...
7 Signs You Are Emotionally Numb

7 Signs You Are Emotionally Numb

The official definition of the word Numb is, “Deprived of the power of sensation; without feeling.” The official definition of the word Empty is,...
Two Ways Out of the Happiness Rut

Two Ways Out of the Happiness Rut

All people are the same; only their habits differ. ~ Confucius This is a post about what keeps us stuck and sets us free, about the good news behind bad...
The Effects of Trauma from “Growing up Too Fast”

The Effects of Trauma from “Growing up Too Fast”

One of the most common euphemisms and justifications for a certain type of childhood trauma is “growing up too fast.” It is a euphemism because it is used to minimize the pain that the person felt as a child when their needs

Stress And Bipolar Disorder During the Holidays

Stress during the holiday season is like a weight added to our shoulders which are already weighed down with bipolar disorder symptoms. I can’t handle stress. It always comes before an episode or a breakdown....
How to Survive Toxic Relatives over the Holidays

How to Survive Toxic Relatives over the Holidays

Do the holidays cause you stress as you anticipate THAT relative or THOSE relatives that you’ve concluded are narcissistic, abusive, psychopathic, or otherwise toxic? Are you trying to figure out...
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Meaningful Results from Meditation Research

Meaningful Results from Meditation Research

What do we really know about meditation, other than the fact that the practice is touted for its apparent ability to help relaxation, ease stress, and quiet the mind? While...
Today I Love Saturday Mornings Downtown

Today I Love Saturday Mornings Downtown

Today I love Saturday mornings downtown and all around my happy little city. I love that there have been things we wanted to take care of for a while now and they got taken care of this morning....