Every time I take a retreat at a monastery walking is a key part of practice. At Zen monasteries they call it Kinhin. In Catholic monasteries it is sometime the only opportunity the monks have to speak to one another
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Last week I wrote about longevity and bipolar disorder and the numbers were a little scary. When you dig into them a little bit the situation doesn’t look as grim. It turns out that lifestyle choices are key to living long with mental illness. Unfortunately, people with mental illness often make poor lifestyle choices.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
What’s the average lifespan of someone with bipolar disorder? Now that I’m in my 50s, and now that I’ve lived with the diagnosis for nearly three decades, I wonder if I’ll live as long as others without the disorder. According to research, probably not.