i think high personal standards are a good thing. We see the effects of low personal standards in entertainment, politics and places we work or interact. We would not accomplish much of anything if we did not have some sort of healthy criteria for living our lives. Perfectionism, however, is a different matter. i am … Continue reading Perfection
i know a lot of people who get pets and then suddenly realize they know nothing about the pet. At this point, said individual either takes training, gets someone to train the pet (can you train an iguana?) or "frees" the pet. Look. i wish i could tell you i was a great role model … Continue reading Tough Times
Hey there, readers! If you have been keeping up with things, you know that Sarah and i have been working on our relationship and have made more progress than either of us could have hoped for. i kept my Recovery goals in sight and am now back in the North, where my routine and outdoor … Continue reading Confidence? Um, ok.
John asked me to write something about living with him, and more specifically him and his conditions. And right there I start to feel awkward… yes he endures his bi polar, depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress. These are all things he shared with me on our first coffee date almost 12 years ago. I … Continue reading Sarah’s Perspective
i have been a thug most of my life. i have anger issues. Bet you never saw that one coming. i have used violence (physical, verbal, emotional, and spiritual) or the threat of violence to control my environment for most of my life. Maybe some people are born violent, but i doubt that very much. … Continue reading My Privilege
i'm not a trained gym jock. i was a goalie in hockey and a catcher in baseball, however, so i'm not a stranger to the gym. i was 42 when i got into my car accident. I rode my bike about 10k each way to work. i went to the gym for strength training three … Continue reading Recovery Plan: Exercise…How
Self-Reported Long-Term Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Patients with Bipolar Disorder The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2016.0427Conclusions: Despite methodological limitations, this survey allowed documenting mindfulness practice and perceived sustained benefit from MBCT in patients with BD. Participants particularly valued increased awareness that they can influence their own health. Both informal and formal practices, when sustained … Continue reading Mindfulness