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John McManamy

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Lithium - The New Brain Food?

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 moreChevron
posted 09/20/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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The Power of Two: What Works for Creativity Also Works for Recovery

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 moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|
Of-Two-Minds about it

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When last I posted on this site...

I had just quit my teaching job of nine years. It has been a month now and I have been told: 1) No, I can't get SS Disability because I have not payed into Social Security for the past nine years. No, I can't get disability through my state retirement because I quit my job. No, I can't substitute teach in my district because I quit my job right... Read moreChevron
Of-Two-Minds about it

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Where are all the Community Members?

I've noticed that very few members share on this site anymore; have they all left and gone to different sites? Are they just taking a break? If you are a member of this site and still check in on occasion, could you send a comment and say hi? Thanks, Jen.
John McManamy

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Analyzing Kay Jamison: What to Shoot for in Writing Your Bipolar Memoir

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 moreChevron
posted 09/14/2014, comments (0)|

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