The Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise & haste & remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud & aggressive persons, they …

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Sound familiar? Truth of it: The very part of the brain affected by illness, be it Bipolar or Schizophrenia, is the frontal lobe. The frontal brain also contains judgement and awareness functions. This is why we do not recognize when we are in the grips of mania. The very part of our brain that should …

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Eyes Wide Open

When was the last time you questioned your own opinion on…education, or childcare, or race, or gender, or perhaps politics…or your future and the future of your country? These are serious questions; questions that open consciousness, conscious thought.  Without self-examination there can be no growth. The act of ”doubling down” on old, worn out ideology does more to set …

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A Survival guide

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein It is about time that we recognize what is happening in the U.S., and around the world’s democracies. There is a fear that has gripped some people – certainly not all. “Fear is the mind killer. …

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Do we ever know when we are manic?  Not really.  We think if we take our meds, we’re fine.  Those meds are the safety guard rails.  Right?  And, in all honesty, we crave a little mania.  We are ‘smarter,’ ‘more clever,’ maybe more ‘spiritual,’ definitely more energetic. I never really understood mania.  My husband always …

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If you have a mental disorder such as depression, an anxiety or personality disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc.  If you find yourself confused by the times – you are in good company.  Dickens said it well: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” We are almost two years into the …


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