As I return to writing this newsletter I’ve decided to make things a lot more honest, and even more revelatory of the struggles and successes of a life spent trying to manage bipolar disorder. I’ve learned a lot studying and writing about research into mental illness and…
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I have experienced, and I have taught others, that meditation, movement and meaningful work can help a person with a mood disorder notice the physical…
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There have been astounding advances in the development of medicines to treat mental illnesses in recent years, and increased access to these treatments…
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Just when I thought it was over… One of the most enduring memories of my childhood was a time when my mother suffered from a heart infection. As part of…
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As I return from vacation, I emerge from the constant low-grade buzz that is issued with the pool towels and drink vouchers at every Caribbean resort…
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While researching an article I came across a piece of information that made my jaw drop. Both Martin Luther King, Jr and Mahatma Gandhi attempted…
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Lent is a season of sacrifice. You give something up. Something you really enjoy. Something you don’t want to live without. We Catholics note the period…
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My daughter buttered English muffins while I made bacon and eggs. We sat around the table late on a Saturday morning. The bacon was especially good…
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Practicing Mental Illness