Tag: michael breus
Top 5 Alternative Methods for Treating Depression and Warding Off Mental Illness
When most of us experience depression, our doctor’s rush to prescribe us an anti-depressant (Usually, an SSRI). While antidepressants can be great at helping us when we’re in crisis, it’s important to know that their efficacy tends to wane over time. Many antidepressants also have their fair share of side-effects that make weighing the cost/benefits…
My Journey From Bipolar Disorder to Bipolar INorder
I started this blog to help others who struggle with mental illness to have a friend in the fight and ample resources to cope, manage, and heal. With the right resources, it’s possible to go from disorder to INorder.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): 4 Things to Do to Beat the Winter Blues
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is when your mood changes with the seasons. As someone who is bipolar, I usually start to ascend towards mania in spring/summer and descend towards depression in fall/winter. For many years, I didn’t know why this was. I just chalked my mood changes up to not having positive childhood experiences during…
BOTW #1: The Power of When by Michael Breus, PhD (The Sleep Doctor)
This weeks Read This: Book of the Week is, The Power of When by Michael Breus (The Sleep Doctor). In my first Creativity on Demand (COD) post earlier this week, I talk about how this book has helped revolutionize my creative process. Since reading The Power of When, I’ve been able to make tweeks to…
Creativity on Demand (Part 1): Not What, Not How, But When!
Nothing stiffles creative flow more than getting tangled up in the weeds of magical notions about HOW we think creativity is supposed to happen. When we do, we’re operating more like Key & Peele in their hilarious “Lightning in a bottle” skit than the consistent creatives we long to be. For years, I’ve stuggled to…