12-Minute Meditation to Clear Your Mind & Change Your Life

I highly recommend trying a meditation I recently was introduced to by Dr. Daniel Amen. I have tried and recommended many meditation. It is not unusual for folks to have difficulty meditating.  They get discouraged and give up. This is by far the easiest, most practical and rewarding one I’ve found and the results for […]

Living with Bipolar Illness

Living with a bipolar disorder is a difficult challenge for anyone to suffer. It can be stressful for your family and loved ones as they witness someone they love engulfed in episodes of mania and depression. The same factors that would pose threats to peaceful personal life for anyone pose greater risks when living with […]

Six Tips for Managing Bipolar Illness

#1: Get involved in your treatment Be a full and active participant in your own treatment. Learn everything you can about bipolar disorder. Become an expert on the illness. Study up on the symptoms, so you can recognize them in yourself, and research all your available treatment options. The more informed you are, the better […]

Communicating with a Bipolar Loved One

Interpersonal communication can be a challenge for people with bipolar disorder, a neurobiological genetic disorder. They may have real trouble focusing on a conversation because the prefrontal cortex of the brain is a “bit off-line,” according to William Shryer, DCSW, LCSW, Clinical Director of Diablo Behavioral Healthcare in Danville, California. If conversations get heated, anger […]