Something Special This Week

Wow. It has been a rough two weeks around here.Instead of my usual post, I thought I’d do something fun, for you and me. Here is a sneak peak at my current Work In Progress,  Songcrafter.  I am loving this story. I hope you enjoy it, too.  I’d love to…

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It was one of those days….

                  What a day! Today was my Neuromuscular Therapy appointment. In NMT, the therapist applies pressure to the trigger points and releases the muscle tension around them, bringing eventual pain relief. It is a painful process ,as trigger points are often tender…

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Guest Post: Foods That Can Help With Anxiety

Friends, I know I’ve mentioned before the importance of maintaining your blood sugar in relation to your mental health.  Well, I was contacted this morning about sharing this info with you on foods that relieve and food that aggravate anxiety. I thought you would find it as interesting as I…

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Do Antidepressants Hinder or Help an Artist’s Creativity?

Questions About Antidepressants I was asked recently “Do antidepressants stifle creativity?” and “If so, is it worth it?” Those are tricky questions, because they depend on perception and individual circumstance. But I will do my best to tackle them. First of all, there are three classes of antidepressants: MAOI’s, tricyclics…

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How to Craft a One-of-a-Kind Wellness Plan

What is a wellness plan? If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, you may have heard the term “wellness plan” and wondered what that meant. What is a wellness plan? According to Mental Health Action, it is ” a map to leading a healthier, more balanced life.” Though…

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Surviving Bipolar Together: A Guide for Loved Ones

Bipolar disorder can be a scary thing. Being trapped in your own mind is terrifying. It can be just as scary for friends and family members watching it from the outside. What do you do? How can you help your loved one? I am in the unique position of being…

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Getting Back to the Heart of Christmas

  I’m going to rant a little bit today. I hope you’ll indulge me. If I hear one more commercial telling men they are lame for not buying a diamond engagement ring for their girlfriend or one more ad implying anything less than a new car is a crappy gift,…

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How Prayer Almost Killed Me

I sat in the bathtub, knees to my chest, sobbing as the water grew cold around me. Please, please, make it stop, I begged. The darkness was swallowing my soul again, and I didn’t know what to do. It felt like drowning in blackness. I was helpless to fight it.…

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How to Cope with the Tragedy of Paris

It has been an emotional week. The attacks in Paris hit people hard. For some, it may have revived memories of 9/11, for others, the loss of family members and friends. It brought the harsh realities of the refugees from Syria into glaring detail. It spurred massive outpourings of support…

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Check it Out

You all remember Cori Dyson, who wrote that awesome post about psychopaths vs. sociopaths? Well, she was kind enough to let me write for her blog.  It’s an intriguing look at Creativity and Mental Illness.  Check it out and leave her a comment. http://www.coridyson.com/creativity-and-mental-illness/ Thanks! You guys rock!

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