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Is Your Past Too Heavy to Haul Around?

Is Your Past Too Heavy to Haul Around?

Imagine a cloth bag containing 10 pounds of river rocks, their surface smoothed by years of water washing over them, tumbling them, moving them downstream. You are asked how long...

Bipolar Disorder And A Higher Power

Being beautifully bipolar is not always beautiful. I know; I get it. Sometimes it just downright sucks. Sometimes it just does not seem fair, at least that is what my therapist says....

Anniversaries Suck and Not Just a Little

It has been a while, too long, I suppose, since my last post. It is easy to walk away, to ignore the important and focus on the immediate. But full disclosure,...
Today I Love Being Up Before The Dawn

Today I Love Being Up Before The Dawn

Today I love being up before the dawn and having my life feel like a Supertramp song, though I’m staying right here for now, or at least until we head out to the cottage later....
Podcast: The Not Crazy Episode

Podcast: The Not Crazy Episode

In the first episode of Not Crazy or the final episode of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic and a Podcast, Gabe and Michelle reminisce on past episodes, and Michelle tells us...
Healing From Traumatic Family Narcissism

Healing From Traumatic Family Narcissism

Do you feel that you have been the victim of narcissism in your family? What kind of narcissist do you feel you have dealt with? Most people describe covert (vulnerable) narcissists as being one of the most detrimental forces in their lives because of the passive-aggressive nature and behavior of this type of narcissist....
A Simple Strategy to Ensure Some “Me” Time

A Simple Strategy to Ensure Some “Me” Time

Our calendars tend to reflect everyone else’s priorities—above our own, as Craig Jarrow wisely points out in his book Time Management Ninja: 21 Tips for More Time and Less Stress in Your Life. ...
Is our brain indestructible like Superman?

Is our brain indestructible like Superman?

Our Brains get Sick just like our Tonsils Many people think our brain is indestructible like Superman.  The Man of Steel “possesses the powers of flight, superhuman strength,...
For Clinicians: There’s Room For All Of Us

For Clinicians: There’s Room For All Of Us

Fewer years ago than I’d like to admit, I was royally schooled by a client in a therapy group that I was running. Having recently been dazzled by a week-long training in Internal Family Systems (my preferred therapeutic approach),...

Post-partum Depression and Its Cultural Roots

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge, 2017) author Kristin Reale writes as follows:  There are lot of discussions, papers, and supervision around the pregnant therapist,...
Me, Kelly

Me, Kelly

Me And Sleep, Me And Drugs, Me And Schedules, these are my last three posts. And you may be wondering,...

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