Living in the Hunger

Some people with mental illness blame their meds for making them fat. Hunger is about an internal yearning of the heart not about collecting more and more of that substance you yearn for. Hunger is about sitting with the yearning, longing, pain for just how long you need to be moved to action. Putting onesContinue reading “Living in the Hunger”

Toivo Center Brings Mind/Body Practices for Mental Health to Connecticut

  There’s a place nestled within Hartford’s south end where holistic health meets mental health. Toivo, meaning hope in Finnish, exists as open space inside a store front where healing magic begins. No one is turned away because of race, age, religion, culture, sexual orientation and income level. Mental health diagnosis labels do not matterContinue reading “Toivo Center Brings Mind/Body Practices for Mental Health to Connecticut”

The Secret Sauce to Self-Reliance when You have Bipolar Disorder or any mental illness

Living with bipolar disorder type 1 for twenty years has not always been easy but I have developed a secret sauce to survival. The following suggestions will help you form a guidepost for living your best life. Disclaimer: In addition to these suggestions, I also take a cocktail of medications and have done so forContinue reading “The Secret Sauce to Self-Reliance when You have Bipolar Disorder or any mental illness”