I’m laying in bed. I know I need to be getting up. I have meetings. I have things that need to be done around the house. I have laundry that needs to be washed and a pile of work on my desk that needs to be done. But I’m laying in bed. And I’ll stay … Continue reading How to tell the difference between depression and burnout
Disorganization and clutter can take a toll on mental health. Let's look at a few ways they keep us from feeling and being our best.
Like most siblings, my brother and I fought, bugged each other but we also stood by each other, supported and encouraged each other. What makes our relationship unique, is my brother has a learning disability and lives with mental illness. He is very emotional and sensitive. My brother was about a year or two when … Continue reading What Is It Like to Support a Sibling With a Mental Illness
All of us will experience heartbreak or sadness at some point in our life. Whether it be grief or a broken relationship we have all been there. We lack motivation and just want to hide away we lose focus and often become depressed. There are many ways in which we can help ourselves to stay … Continue reading How to stay productive when heartbroken
Bipolar. Two extremes. In bipolar disorder, it’s mania and depression. Up, up, up into mania; down, down, down into depression. But is it that simple? Check out these seven signs of bipolar disorder.
Just as doing all the recommended things to maintain physical health doesn’t guarantee you’ll never get sick, there is no fool-proof formula to keep your mind from going sideways. But there are many things we can do to give our minds their best chance to be as healthy as possible.
The name for the color that tinges the depression that dogs me today comes to mind unbidden as I struggle through the heavy air to finish one more mundane chore, to start one more load of laundry. Mourning. I sabotage joy by mourning things I have not yet lost.
There is an old saying, that a dog is a man’s best friend and that there is a magical bond between animals and humans. Animals can assist physical and emotional well being. Pet therapy can be useful in treating patients with depression, anxiety or social phobias. Patients hospitalized with cancer have also been helped. There … Continue reading Pets As Therapy
Here’s some of the things that having Bipolar Disorder as a business owner has taught me.
Momming… you know, like adulting, but with more responsibility, higher stakes, and less opportunity to whine about having to do it… is hard.