Tag: depression

Emotional First Aid

This is an excellent Ted Talk by Guy Winch. I’ve never heard of him, but I sure like him. The video is 17 minute, but to me it flew by so fast that it seemed more like 5 minutes. It is definitely worth 17 minutes from your day.

This Is Your Brain – Paying Attention

This is an excellent video that was posted on the Mayo Clinic website. While it may seem simplistic for those of us with bipolar disorder or depression, I think we’d be doing ourselves a disservice to scoff it off entirely. This is for those times when we have those moments of clarity or those times when we’re down, but still…

Binge Watching, Depression and Isolation

I love binge watching. In our home we choose not to have cablevision, so if Maurice and I decide to follow a series we have to watch it on Netflix. If we find we like a show we begin binge watching. For those of you who have not heard of binge watching, it is viewing multiple episodes of a television…

The Truth About Anxiety

I try very hard to not be political on this blog, however, there was a statement made yesterday by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky that is impossible to ignore. I will try and make this post about the man and his comments, but that may be difficult since he’s a likely candidate for President in the 2016 election. Here is…

Time Management

My time management sucks! This is not a new topic here. I’ve posted several articles about this in the past. Just recently, as a matter of fact. As long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with time management. Habitually late, homework, essays, projects and reports all past due. I’ve always felt I had more things to balance than the average…

Post-Holiday Depression

I’m struggling right now. Had fun on both Thanksgiving and Christmas and a wonderful, quiet New Year’s Eve playing games with friends. I’ve read and heard many ideas how to keep the holiday blues away, but the holidays have never been a problem for me. In fact, I love Christmas. I struggle, as I am right now, with depression after…

Good News About Bipolar Disorder

Do you have friends or family members who don’t believe bipolar disorder is real? Are there people in your life who still believe you need to just pull yourself up by your bootstraps? Are you skeptical that there will ever be more effective treatments for bipolar? According to a special issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry, several lines of research…

Gastric Bypass Surgery Is No Cure For Depression

Most severely obese people experience much better spirits once they shed weight through a diet, lifestyle changes or medical intervention, such as gastric bypass surgery. This is unfortunately not true for everyone, says Valentina Ivezaj and Carlos Grilo of the Yale University School of Medicine in the US. In an article in Springer’s journal Obesity Surgery, the researchers advise that…

Vincent Van Gogh

I have a passion for Vincent Van Gogh, so I try to schedule a post about him every year. However, looking back I see I typically write about him every 6 months or so. The following is a repost of an article I wrote in May of this year. Most of my readers know my love for Vincent van Gogh.…