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What Are You Feeding Yourself?

The question, what are you feeding yourself? Has been the key to healing for me. It is what I feed my body, mind, and spirit that determines my wellness level in all those areas.

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bipolar disorder
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The Reason to Keep Taking Your Meds When You Are Feeling Good.

There is only one good reason to keep taking the medications that work for us, to avoid a bipolar relapse.

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Addiction
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Meditation And Bipolar Disorder – The Benefits of Meditation.

The biggest lesson I have learned is it is through meditation that we grow the wings by which we can fly to our better life.

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Addiction
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International Overdose Awareness Day, The Epidemic Within the Pandemic.

Overdoses are called the epidemic within the pandemic. It is an epidemic, the deaths, and suspected deaths, from overdose went from 177 in 2019 to 337 in my province of just over a million residents. Currently 2021 is on track to surpass that, with 221 deaths recoded up to mid August 2021.

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bipolar disorder
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Meditation And Bipolar Disorder – Themed Meditations and Affirmations, Part Two.

Learning to use themed meditation and affirmations along with proper treatment and management of my bipolar disorder has changed my life little by little. In this post I am going to share a couple of areas where either themed meditations or affirmations changed my life for the better.

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Meditation And Bipolar Disorder – Themed Meditations And Affirmations, Part One.

The definition offered by James Allen says the object of meditation is “to thoroughly comprehend an object or theme.”.

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Meditation and Bipolar Disorder – The Types of Meditation, Part Two.

To me, Insight meditation is about directing something you are already doing as a bipolar sufferer, that is thinking.

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Meditation and Bipolar Disorder – The Types of Meditation, Part One.

I began this series to discuss why meditation is recommended as a bipolar management tool, yet there was little information on how to meditate. Knowing that meditation was recommended for bipolar management, I signed up for a meditation course. That encounter with meditation was excruciating, a pain that is hard to describe but that I will never forget, which led me on a journey to find out why meditation could be physically painful. The other goal was to find a type of meditation that would work for me. In the last post, I explained why some types of meditation could be painful to the bipolar mind. This week I am going to discuss the various types of meditation.

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Meditation And Bipolar Disorder – It Is More Than Monkey Mind.

Monkey mind is a Buddhist term used to describe someone who cannot calm their mind enough to fully engage in meditation. The instructor of the meditation course said I had monkey mind, but he was wrong I had a bipolar mind

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