Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Language We Use Matters

I return often to ideas about how important the language we use to describe ourselves and our experience with mental illness is.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Open Monitoring Meditation

On my blog "Getting Older With Bipolar" I published an article on some of the benefits of open monitoring meditation.  Here are some instructions on how to do it:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Meditation: The Basics

I write a lot about meditation, and sometimes, in all the research and opinion I loose sight of the fact that it's a very simple, very beneficial practice for most people.

It's not easy to do, as simple as it is, but it's worth it.  I encourage you to try it out.

So how do you do it?

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

My Spouse and I Are Now Together 24-Hours a Day

Relationships with people with mental illness pose special challenges, and offer unique, positive surprises.  Like anything worth the effort, they take a bit of work.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Notes from a Reader

A reader of my blogs contacted me with some kind words about my work. The woman, Althea, said that she has been dealing with bipolar disorder for 30 years. That's about how long I've had a diagnosis, so I asked her to write a note on how she manages the disease. She was caring enough to allow me to reprint it. Althea writes: