I was living in New York City when my manic mind told me it was imperative that I journey through a winding mid-town scavenger hunt. I was listening to the voices in my head and had no control over my racing thoughts or actions.
Pet ownership provides ample opportunities for physical and psychological development. As you continue to guide and train your dog or cat, you might just pick up some worthwhile life knowledge in your own regard.
If we want to stand for what we believe, to change the world for the better, I am convinced we must learn to make choices not just based on "what we can do," but based on "what we can do and still stay sane and healthy."
We can choose to think flexibly and adaptively, rather than rigidly and maladaptively, by redefining painful life blows as opportunities to evolve. Suffering is the "rock-tumbler" of life, within which the nuggets of our battered selves get polished into our highest and best selves.
Bipolar disorder is a life-long mood illness, often with the first onset during late adolescence or early adulthood. An essential element of bipolar disorder is that the individual has had at least one episode of "mania."
In my previous post I wrote that "forgetting yourself" is a key pathway to psychological health. Here, I describe some ways to do that in three important realms of your life: your work, your personal relationships and your life "footprint."
Surely our emotional well-being has a lot to do with feeling beautiful, but so does caring for our appearance in a confident manner. Here are four key psychological tips that will help you gain the confidence needed to feel beautiful at any age.