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John McManamy

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Wonder in Our Lives: Night Sky Ruminations

This is a quick post about wonder. Let’s start when we were kids. Remember looking up at the stars at night? That’s the type of wonder we’re talking about. The wonder of a child, boundless, limitless, as deep and wide as space itself.   When was the last time you experienced that? For that matter, when was the last time... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
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Coming down from heights I'd not been. Was it mania or hypomania?

Started with agitation and claustrophobia... Speeding-nearly crashed a few times. Spending thousands on clothes, hairdresser, shoes, household stuff, eating out.  Groceries I had delivered to the house that weren't eaten and went bad, for weeks and weeks. Booked in for boob job-I had to take a personal loan for this.  I have never put... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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Helping Your Bipolar Loved One: It All Begins in His or Her Reality

A few weeks ago, I asked you to consider five hypothetical situations regarding relationships. Let’s review the first two.   Hypothetical #1   Your loved one tells you the situation is hopeless. Life sucks. She is about to lose her job and become homeless and she doesn’t want to be a burden on you anymore.   How do you... Read moreChevron
posted 07/27/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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Peak Experiences: They Come to You, But You Have to be There

Yesterday, I had one of those peak experiences, you know, an Abraham Maslow special - transcendent, ecstatic, a sense of harmony with everything in the universe - and no, it wasn't mania.   This involved bringing my didgeridoo to a drum circle. You may recall, something similar happened to me about two months ago. (Check it out here.) Said... Read moreChevron
posted 07/21/2014, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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Nullius in Verba: Your Key Cognitive Tool to Healthy Living

This piece has to do with critical thinking. Think of critical thinking as our built-in bullsh*t meter. Without it, we are prisoners of our own prejudices and emotions and are at the mercy of those who pander to them.     Consider these fairly recent headlines:   The Drugging of the American Boy (This appeared as a feature article... Read moreChevron
posted 07/19/2014, comments (0)|

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