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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)|
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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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What Disney Princesses Can Teach Us: Seriously, Hear Me Out

Maybe you’ve noticed your friends on Facebook posting these cryptic messages: “I’m Dumbledore” or “I’m Scarlett O’Hara” or the like.   On further reading, we discover that your friend has taken some kind of online quiz asking him or her to identify with a character in a particular movie or work... Read moreChevron
posted 07/14/2014, comments (0)|
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I am the Web Producer for HealthCentral's Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer and Sleep Disorders sites.

How to Support a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder

If your spouse or loved one has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you may be wondering what to expect and how to best show your support. Here are suggestions for helping them cope with the disorder.    Boost your partner's confidence   If you can make your partner or loved one feel good about him or herself, their... Read moreChevron
posted 07/14/2014, comments (0)|
ATsai

ATsai, Editor

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I am the Web Producer for HealthCentral's Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer and Sleep Disorders sites.

Diet Tips to Manage Bipolar Disorder

Two million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. This very serious illness involves dramatic mood swings from high manic episodes to very low depressed episodes. It can be very disruptive to the lives of the people who suffer from this illness as well as their close friends and family members. Bipolar disorder... Read moreChevron
posted 07/14/2014, comments (0)|

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