A quick reminder:
With the shift in seasons, daylight (in the northern hemisphere) is in short supply. When we set our clocks back next month, sun will be an even higher premium.
I received a quick foretaste of this today when a friend called at around five-ish. By the time I got off the phone two hours later, it was dark... Read more
Should we all take a bit of lithium? asks a provocative opinion piece in last Sunday’s NY Times. The article’s author, Anna Fels, is a psychiatrist and a faculty member at Weil Cornell Medical College. Her pieces, which have graced the Times for a number of years, have that rare “why hadn’t I thought of that before?”... Read more
This is a piece about friendship. But it starts with a discussion on creativity. Bear with me ...
I’m half-way through Joshua Shenk’s latest book, The Power of Two, which explodes the myth of the solitary creative genius. Instead, Mr Shenk makes the case for what happens when two simpatico people with complementary skill-sets... Read more
Last week, I posted a piece that offered pointers on writing a bipolar memoir. Let’s continue the discussion by analyzing your competition. I have selected two wholly different memoirs, one a celebrated classic, the other far more modest.
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison
This memoir sets the standard on so... Read more
This is a short piece on memoir-writing. The curse of our illness seems to confer the blessing of turning us into amazingly good writers, and I have certainly seen an abundance of evidence of that in your posts and comments here on HealthCentral.
I know a lot of you have thought about writing your memoirs. Following are some pointers, which... Read more