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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Why should you take advice from a meditation teacher who doesn’t meditate? Only 22% of people who take a course in mindfulness meditation are still…
First off, I work in a liquor store. I’m the whiskey guy, and I spend the day talking to customers, mostly men, about the stories that go into every…
A person has to be productive. A person has to be given the opportunity to take care of themselves. A person has to fail every once in a while. A person…
Meeting people and talking about mental health makes me feel like all of my work is worthwhile. Now that my book is released, I have a unique…
I’m known for managing bipolar disorder well and teaching others to do the same. But even I still get hammered by difficult episodes of mania. We know…
I teach meditation as an adjunct therapy for mood disorders, and I get a surprising amount of pushback from a sizeable group of people. Many of these…
Stay open to new ideas; don’t think you know it all. That’s the 5th Ground Rule from the introduction to my new book, Practicing Mental Illness …