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And then she said….follow me :)

I know, I know, I said yesterday I’d post something, but we filmed this, we filmed some other stuff, and then…well, other things got in the way, so we changed the order we did...

Task lists, 750 words, and routines 1

Task lists, 750 words, and routines

I’ve got a very specific routine to my writing day now – one that I thought people might be interested in. I’ve mentioned in the past that music is really important to me –...

Is there an ‘up’ side to bipolar disorder? 0

Is there an ‘up’ side to bipolar disorder?

I know who you are – you’ve just been diagnosed, and you’re thinking that your life is about to end, either metaphorically, or (please don’t do it), literally. I know who you are, because I’ve been there.  Been there several times. So, the first thing I want you to do is go grab a soothing […]

Mental health and self sabotage 0

Mental health and self sabotage

One of the things I’ve noticed about working with people in the mental health community is that most of us are instantly tolerant of the mistakes of others ‘like us’.  There’s a lot of outpouring of support, for example, for Charlie Sheen.  One of the critical problems with this though is that now, anything we […]

Bipolar disorder doesn’t just ‘go away’ 0

Bipolar disorder doesn’t just ‘go away’

Editor’s note – this post got quite a lot of attention recently, so I brought it forward to today…. A recent study conducted under clinical criteria highlighted something terrifying for those of us who live with, love someone with, or care for people in our community with bipolar disorder. (extract) Relapse and impairment in bipolar […]

Adverts that annoy me and why that’s important 0

Adverts that annoy me and why that’s important

I’ve always thought the most effective adverts are the ones that get you talking – I remember starting at Uni and seeing a ‘New York Deli’ mayonnaise one that caused offence, but was still hilarious.  And then the ‘Brains’ from the Thunderbirds dancing one for Drench, which was a bottled water, and caused a lot […]

Are bipolar disorder and schizophrenia genetically related? 0

Are bipolar disorder and schizophrenia genetically related?

Since starting to study psychology at University, I’ve discovered a couple of things about my personality, studies and how though lots of them appear to repeat the same things, over and over again, some do actually pull in information of interest. I’m going to explain my research process in greater depth in another post, because […]