Bipolar illness is serious and needs medical attention, effecting about 2.6% of our populations in a given year. But having highs and lows are normal, and even feeling deep lows and very high ‘highs’ is normal. Having a range of emotions is normal and healthy. To read more on Bipolar disorder, see “The 8 Myths … More Having “Highs and Lows” Does Not Mean that You Are Bipolar
Learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. for more about how “Trying to Get Your Life Together Will Just Make You More Stuck”, click on photo. Photo by Llima Orosa
I once worked with a young man in a residential treatment program who was experiencing significant stress and conflicts, both internally and in his relationships. On a particularly difficult day, he asked me “Is there a pill I can take to just make this easier?” I thought for a moment, then responded “I don’t know … More Trying to Live a Pain-Free Will Keep You Stuck
Fight, flee or freeze? Survival depends on making the right choice. Sometimes our minds get it wrong and our fight ends up locking us into behaviors that fight against us. Fighting for freedom can sometimes become a fight with freedom. I have learned that as I dropped the gloves, I won my life back. The … More The More You Fight, The More The Fight Will Fight With You
I learned that if I didn’t open up and feel my sadness, I wouldn’t be able to feel anything. Acceptance helped me to find my way out of depression and to find a life that I wanted to live. What if an open door to sadness is an open door to life? Going through depression … More An Open Door to Sadness is an Open Door to Life
Acceptance helped me to find my way out of depression and find a life that I wanted to live. ___ Diagnosis. Di-A-Gnosis: to know-through The more that you fight-or-resist-or-hate-or-numb-or-push-away your pain, addiction, thoughts or memories the more territory it will occupy. No one wants to be labelled. But if you are in pain, it can … More Will Accepting Your Addiction or Mental Illness Really Work?
Why learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. ___ What’s it like to be okay with who you are? It’s taken me a long time, but I am okay that my life is not together, it’s not balanced, it’s not whole, and … More Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Trying to Get Your Life Together will Just Make You More Stuck