Category: dying

Chronic Disease and Bipolar Disorder

I’ve recently read some medical journals concerning the lower life expectancy of those living with Bipolar Disorder. Unfortunately those diagnosed with BP have an average lifespan that is 9.2 years less than the national average. It’s believed the primary reasons for this are: Suicide rate Greater Risk of Chronic Disease Lack of medical care I […]


  Tomorrow (Saturday Sept 28) is my fiftieth birthday.  Yep, the big Five-O.  I didn’t think it was going to bother me, but I’m shocked that I was wrong.  All week I’ve been irritable. It didn’t bother me when I turned thirty.  It didn’t bother me when I turned 40.  Interestingly, it did bother me […]

Regrets of the Dying

One of my favorite websites is Psych Central. They always have a wealth of information and every day I find a useful article. One of my favorite blogs they offer is “Mindfulness and Psychotherapy” by Elisha Goldstein Ph.D. Death has been on my mind lately. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about being suicidal. There just […]