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3 Suggestions for Navigating Medication and Body Image Issues

By on July 1, 2017

Something I’ve struggled with for most of my life, like many others, has been my (mostly negative) relationship with how my body looks. When it comes to body image…

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Gadgets and Guidance for Sound Sleep

By on April 29, 2017

Sleep is important for everyone, no matter your mental health experiences. It’s especially important for people who have bipolar. It’s somewhat common knowledge for us folk who do have…

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Nuanced Anger

By on April 10, 2017

Emotions are complicated for a myriad of reasons. It can be difficult identifying what we’re feeling at any given moment. We may not have the language to express our…

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Dealing with the Shame of Mental Illness (or Not)

By on March 4, 2017

Shame is a very difficult concept to navigate. Its role in mental illness is different for every person. One of the first ideas I want to point out is…

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Rumination: Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

By on January 23, 2017

So, shower thought (literally): Do I even have time to ruminate?

It was a Sunday night and I was vaguely tired after yoga. Yet, I still had a book to…

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Psychiatrists Are Not Your Enemy

By on November 30, 2016

Medications, side effects, and a plethora of negative feelings (pick your flavour)… these are the things that have been associated with psychiatry. Only a quick perusal of the internet…

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Finding Self-Esteem in the Manic Self

By on November 25, 2016

Self-esteem and the “self” are both very messy concepts in that they can be hard to define theoretically and vary immensely from person to person. One idea I want…