Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Family and friends gather for a feast and the underlying mood is that we all belong to something greater than ourselves. We laugh, we debate, we loosen our belts. Each year we rediscover what is truly important.
I’ve always found monks to be glamorous. The robes, the ritual and the prospect of a life of contemplation draws me to retreats at monasteries and, sub…
Before all of this began, before bipolar disorder sat hard on me and my life ground to a halt, I was a sales executive and I loved it. Although early s…
Who knows better what you need in your life than you do? I have a book coming out in March. Like this newsletter, it’s called Practicing Mental Illness…
It’s one of the enduring myths about bipolar disorder that people with it are more creative and that treatment, especially with medication such as mood…
As a parent with bipolar disorder I’m probably too focused on my daughter’s mental health. Instead of simply helping her and allowing her to navigate h…
The direct result of shutting out the points of view of those we disagree with is a loss of empathy. Disagreement, handled gently, can lead to a great …
It’s no surprise that people may try things offered to them for free or at a discount, but they will only continue with them if they find real value. P…
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