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Taking Yourself On: Boundaries

1 day 19 hours ago

Have you noticed the following relationship warning signs? You’re both angry. You communicate by fighting. And you both feel disrespected. If so, don’t lose hope! You can transform the relationship into one that is meaningful, successful, and happy. It all has to do with boundaries. The Importance of Boundaries Boundaries are absolutely necessary to keep...

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Debbie Jacobs

Hope & Harmony Headlines: Breaking Free From Negative Thinking

2 days 14 hours ago

September 26, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 39Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Breaking Free From Negative Thinking Think about this: A person has 80,000 thoughts a day—and 80 percent of them are negative, according to a mindfulness program out of Michigan State University Extension. Can we possibly be that gloomy? Turns out...

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“Looking Back, I Was in a World of Me.” A Thank-You Letter to Mom and Dad

3 days 9 hours ago

When you reach the point of stability, genuine stability, you begin to reflect on your journey living with bipolar. You see with clearer eyes what you were going through. And, importantly, who went through it with you. A Milestone Recently, I received a medical form indicating I had reached a genuine milestone. I have achieved...

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Susie Johnson

Don’t Trust Everything You Think: 10 Myths I Believed about Bipolar Disorder

5 days 11 hours ago

I have bipolar; my father had bipolar; my mother is a mental health professional. I couldn’t possibly have fallen for any of the myths surrounding bipolar disorder, right? Wrong! Here I identify and debunk the top 10 myths I believed about my diagnosis. I was diagnosed with bipolar 18 years ago. My dad was diagnosed...

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Carrie Cantwell

Taking Yourself On: Worst-Case Scenario Thinking

1 week ago

“Ugh! This is the WORST!” We’ve all said it. We’ve all thought it. But if you’re consistently thinking about how things can go wrong and expecting the worst, you might be stuck in a worst-case-scenario thought pattern. The good news: You can break this pattern and start a new one. Here’s how. Worst-case-scenario thinking is...

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Debbie Jacobs

The Siren Call of Bipolar Mania

1 week 1 day ago

When you are in the midst of a depressive episode, mania can call to you like a Siren. Its song is alluring, promising you freedom and joy. But chasing the melody of mania is sure to lead to disaster and wreckage. I hate bipolar depression so much, I often think of taking a substance that...

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Julie A. Fast

Hope & Harmony Headlines: Free Yourself From Auditory Overload

1 week 1 day ago

September 19, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 38Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Free Yourself From Auditory Overload Glasses clinking. Dishes scraping. Conversations overlapping. A simple dinner party can sweep you into auditory overload—sending you out of the room to deal with what can be an assault on the ears. In a study...

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The Importance of Owning Our Story

1 week 4 days ago

What are you afraid of? What are your limitations? What have you overcome? What makes you powerful? In short: Do you own your story? I am in the process of owning mine. Here is how I’ve made progress so far. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives...

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Laura Fisher

Wired and Tired: Untangling the “Mixed Features” Episode

1 week 5 days ago

Experiencing an episode with “mixed features” can be especially confusing. You might ask yourself, “Am I up? Or am I down?” And, sometimes, the answer is, well … BOTH. Doctors can classify particular bipolar episodes as having “mixed-features” (the jargon is “Mixed Features Specifier,” or MFS, for short). The qualifications for this distinction are to...

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Brooke Baron

Taking Yourself On: Self-Sabotage

2 weeks ago

Life can be hard sometimes—we don’t need to make it even harder for ourselves. But sometimes we do just that! Fortunately, self-sabotage is a behavior we can take on together. We all have behaviors that hold us back—some of which even sabotage us. This series is about taking on behaviors that don’t serve us, and...

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Debbie Jacobs

Looking at How the Brain Reacts to Boredom Could Help People Cope

2 weeks 1 day ago

Boredom is a common human experience. But how people cope with or handle being bored is important for mental health. “Everybody experiences boredom,” said Sammy Perone, Washington State University assistant professor in the Department of Human Development. “But some people experience it a lot, which is unhealthy. So, we wanted to look at how to...

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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Controlling Impulsive Behaviors

2 weeks 1 day ago

September 12, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 37Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Controlling Impulsive Behaviors Spontaneity is one thing. Impulsivity—a hallmark of bipolar—is another. “Impulsivity is seldom a good thing,” says Ann C. Holm, MS, a professional certified coach. “It is one of the variables that lead people toward high-risk behavior. It...

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Crafting, Computer Use May Slow Age-Related Cognitive Impairment

2 weeks 1 day ago

A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting, and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment. A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating...

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Meal Timing Strategies Appear to Lower Appetite, Improve Fat Burning

2 weeks 1 day ago

Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies like intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite––not burning more calories. Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather...

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When Do I Tell a New Love about My Bipolar?

2 weeks 2 days ago

Are you trying to make the decision to disclose? First assess—and address—your own opinion about bipolar disorder. Your feelings about bipolar affect how and when you tell a potential partner. Note from the Author: This blog is about sharing a bipolar diagnosis with a new love. Although I talk about my experiences telling people about...

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Julie A. Fast

Obsessive Thoughts and How I Manage Them

2 weeks 3 days ago

If you lose yourself in obsessive thought spirals or cycles, you are not alone. I have come a long way with managing my obsessive thoughts. Here is my process for dealing with those thoughts that won’t go away. I have found that bipolar disorder and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) often go hand-in-hand. What Is OCD?...

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Lynn Rae

Hope & Harmony Headlines: Planning for Your Next Bipolar Depression

2 weeks 3 days ago

September 5, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 36Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Planning For Your Next Bipolar Depression We like certain things in our lives to be reliable—like our cars, for instance. The depression that follows a manic episode? Absolutely, positively not. But there it is, showing up on cue, disappointingly dependable....

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Why Eating Healthily at Work Matters for Your Overall Wellbeing

2 weeks 3 days ago

Employees at a large urban hospital who purchased the least healthy food in the cafeteria were more likely to have an unhealthy diet outside of work, be overweight and/or obese, and have risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, compared to employees who made healthier purchases. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,...

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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Getting Control over Bipolar Anger

3 weeks 2 days ago

August 29, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 35Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Getting Control over Bipolar Anger At its worst, anger is destructive—it hurts others and, when turned inward, ourselves. It also seems “bipolar anger” can be a different animal altogether, unlike the common emotion of anger, which can be a healthy,...

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