Category Archives: Bipolar

Inflammation as a Potential Cause of Mood Disorders

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/mental-mood-disorders-tied-to-autoimmune-diseases-infection-061213 “Researchers found that patients with an autoimmune disease were 45 percent more likely to have a mood disorder, while any history of infection increased the risk of a mood disorder by 62 percent. About one-third of people diagnosed with … Continue reading

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The healing journey continues

This blog is rather multifunctional, but one of the primary reasons I write is because I’m on a healing journey and I write to chronicle the journey, in hopes that the things I’m learning about during this process might be … Continue reading

Posted in ADD, adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Bipolar, Bipolar Misdiagnosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Child abuse, Complex-PTSD, Connection, Creating, Creativity, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Hope, Joy, Mindfulness, Moods, Peace, Personal growth, R.D. Laing, Sadness, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, The Myth of Mental Illness, Thomas Szasz | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Preliminary thoughts on creativity, energy, and fear

This is a post that arose out of a discussion I had with Diana in the previous post about Expanding Perspectives Through Blogging.  What I said in response to one thing she mentioned is just the tip of the iceberg … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Artist, Bipolar, Bipolar Misdiagnosis, Complex-PTSD, Gifted Adults, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Intensity, Kay Redfield Jamison, Manic Depressive, Moods, Shame, True Self | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Every interaction is my practice.

I’m taking something from an email I received from my childhood friend just two days ago.  I’m anti-pharmaceuticals when it comes to matters of mental health.  In great part because I’ve read the pros and cons of pharmaceuticals and because … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bipolar, Carl Rogers, Complex-PTSD, depression, Grief and Loss, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Meditation, Mindfulness, Personal growth | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Sadness and sickness

I still struggle daily within myself.  I am pretty sure it’s due to the auto-immune disease I have, which was recently confirmed by antibody testing.  Hashimoto’s thyroiditis steals my energy and leaves me with fatigue, depression and anxiety. Since a … Continue reading

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