Emotional Health Related Posts

Bipolar sufferers are aware of the emotional issues it causes, but they also need to know it puts them at higher risk of substance abuse. Bipolar disorder can bring on mood swings, mania, panic and a deep depression. Add to that the results of a 1990 study that showed 56 percent of bipolar patients also […]

Mindfulness is a major component of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy process. How does it work and why is it essential to DBT? Mindfulness can work in any area of life, enhancing our experiences and helping us to remain in the moment, but it’s particularly powerful in DBT, which relies heavily on the Eastern-based tradition. Mindfulness […]

In the wake of a pro athlete’s recent suicide, Sports Illustrated looks at the issue of mental illness and the stigma that it still carries for many athletes. The stigma of depression is isolating, which can be dangerous, especially since individuals suffering from depression are prone to abusing alcohol or drugs to cope with their […]

Noah benShea, noted philosopher offers inspirational ideas for moving through difficulties. 1. Being broke is not the same as being broken, losing money is not the same as being lost, and finding your balance is not something you can do on a balance sheet. 2. Don’t confuse having less with being less, having more with […]

Noted philosopher Noah benShea shares a personal story about how caring for others impacts the burdens we carry. Doctors say there is enough salt in one pickle to give us all the sodium we need for a year. I’d like more years, and so I consume fewer pickles. But this is a story I still […]

Aretha Franklin had it right when she demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T in her famous song. We need to keep that same tune in mind when interacting with anyone who is dealing with a substance abuse problem. Televised intervention programs and treatment reality shows can make the process look like a bit of a circus, but in truth, […]

As the holidays approach and the to-do list grows, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed. The growing Christmas list, the crowds at the mall, the long lines at the grocery store, the endless parties and obligations… before you know it, you’re stressed out. It doesn’t help that the days are shorter and colder, making it […]

Character isn’t how we live the life we intend but how we live the life destiny intends. We’re all hurting. If that’s tough news, tough. It’s also reality, which can be a great form of therapy. So, however you think you got to this place in your life or whoever you think got you here, […]

Physicists can call it the Big Bang theory, but a long time ago God rubbed two sticks together, got a spark and made the world. That first spark still burns in each of us. This Divine spark is our secret force. It is our cosmic nightlight against the darkness and the cold. It is our […]