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…
The Keto-genic Diet as A Mood Stabilizer?
Back in 2018, after my wife had some serious health issues, she became worried about her health and started a keto diet to lose some weight. Just 9 months later, she had lost 110 lbs. When I tried the diet, I was able to lose 35 lbs. in 1 month and noticed a postive impact…
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…
QOTD #18: Demystifying Emotions
“Emotions are incomplete awareness.” -Joe Demartini Not every feeling we feel should be nourished. When we nourish certain emotions for long enough they become a mood, and moods, given enough time, become an attitude. When we adopt a certain attitude for long enough, that attitude can become our dominant disposition. At every step of the…