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Coping with Voices

Coping with Voices

Like a lot of people with schizophrenia, I hear voices. I fully understand that these voices are one of the symptoms of my schizoaffective brain disease. Usually I hear these...
ADHD Is Like Refinishing Walls

ADHD Is Like Refinishing Walls

I do a little bit of contractor work on the side, I may have mentioned that a few times? One of the things I get called on to do is patch holes in walls for people....
Today I Love Feeling Content

Today I Love Feeling Content

Today I love feeling content even though I’m never completely so. I love when life is exactly the way it seems that it should be in the moment of inspection and while I could pull any number of lists of things that I intend to change out of the back of my mind,...
How Narcissists Pretend to Be Noble Martyrs

How Narcissists Pretend to Be Noble Martyrs

Why They Pretend to Be Someone They Aren’t This self-serving, self-referential behavior accomplishes a few things for them. For instance, by manipulating others into believing that the malignant narcissist is actually a good person,...

Finding the Positive and Change How You Think

Our brains are naturally wired to focus on the negative, which can make us feel stressed and unhappy even though there are a lot of positive things in our lives....
Productivity Hacks for Screenwriters

Productivity Hacks for Screenwriters

It’s hard enough to focus on anything during this pandemic.  Writing, and especially screenwriting,  has to be one of the most difficult things anybody ever tried to accomplish. So when the news is driving you crazy,...
The Consequences of Compulsive Porn Use

The Consequences of Compulsive Porn Use

The primary consequences of compulsive porn use tend to boil down to shame, mental health issues, relationship woes, and sexual dysfunction. At the very least, these are the issues that seem to drive heavy porn users into treatment.
Midlife Eating Disorders in Quarantine

Midlife Eating Disorders in Quarantine

With the spread of coronavirus in the United States, our lives are changing in ways we never anticipated. Along with feeling heightened emotions like anxiety, uncertainty or even panic, many...
Emotional Success versus Emotional Baggage

Emotional Success versus Emotional Baggage

You  may wonder what it feels like to be emotionally successful. You may wonder if there is even such a thing. I believe that there is and that it can be achieved no matter where you are starting....
Do You Have Too Much Self-Doubt — or Not Enough?

Do You Have Too Much Self-Doubt — or Not Enough?

Do you often think that you make poor decisions? Do you constantly question yourself when you make a difficult choice? Do you lack confidence in yourself? Self-doubt can have a...
Exercise Induced Mania

Exercise Induced Mania

Very few people with bipolar disorder get much physical activity.  78% are reported to lead sedentary lives. For those who do exercise,
What Is Nature Teaching Me?

What Is Nature Teaching Me?

There are many life lessons to learn from nature. The Beauty (and intelligent design) of the natural world is awe-inspiring. Spending some time outdoors safely can recharge our spirits or drained batteries from an isolated indoor lockdown....

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