Author Terri Cheney Talks about her Life and her Books

Author and advocate Terri Cheney’s friends and family were often baffled by her moods and how to best help her. People offered lots of well-meaning advice but none of it got down to her core. “When someone is depressed, say five little words: Tell me where it hurts,” said Cheney. “This helps a person openContinue reading “Author Terri Cheney Talks about her Life and her Books”

The Best Books on Gratitude that I’ve Found So Far

Gratitude is important in healing from depression and other mental illness. World expert on gratitude Deborah Hawkins offers two books the Best of No Small Thing: Mindful Meditations and Practice Gratitude: Transform Your Life. Intentional Gratitude is more than keeping a gratitude list or journal. It’s about noticing the little things that make you happy in life. These twoContinue reading “The Best Books on Gratitude that I’ve Found So Far”

Carrie Cantwell’s New Memoir Daddy Issues A Tour de Force on bipolar disorder in families

1. Why did you write this book? What are your hopes for the book? I started writing the book as journal entries to keep track of my life, my experiences and what I’d been through. It was purely therapeutic and not originally meant for anyone but me to read, so I could learn more aboutContinue reading “Carrie Cantwell’s New Memoir Daddy Issues A Tour de Force on bipolar disorder in families”

Innovative Family Fundraising Project Raises Money for Non-profits Helping those with Mental Health Issues

After Rapper Iran Jr. Brugueras aka Splash died in a car accident in 2016, the Brugueras family turned pain into purpose creating SPLASH to raise funds for mental health non-profits. They started a fund with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving with the over $25,000 they fundraised through a softball and a bowling fundraiser toContinue reading “Innovative Family Fundraising Project Raises Money for Non-profits Helping those with Mental Health Issues”

Special Free Offering on Gratitude from my friend Deb

Let me tell you now what a friend Deb Hawkins is offering. Her Intentional Gratitude webinar is one-of-a-kind. If you’ve ever been interested in beginning a gratitude practice in your life, she’ll show you how she creates more gratitude for herself, and how YOU can do it too. Now, you are saying but I haveContinue reading “Special Free Offering on Gratitude from my friend Deb”

Amazon’s Hot List for Bipolar Memoirs is Carrie Cantwell’s Debut Memoir

I interviewed Carrie Cantwell a few years ago on this blog. Her new memoir Daddy Issues is out now on Amazon’s Hot List for #1 Bipolar Books. I will review her book in forthcoming weeks. Carrie Cantwell grew up with an unstable father who suffered from manic depression. His emotional absence left her wounded andContinue reading “Amazon’s Hot List for Bipolar Memoirs is Carrie Cantwell’s Debut Memoir”

Companies Should Offer Mental Health Days for Increased Productivity and Less Absenteeism

I wish employers would allow for non-sick mental health days. Workers would be far more productive if allowed to take a mental day off once in awhile.  Gymnast Simone Biles had to take a break from her Olympic Dreams because as her trainer said her body had the twisties, when your brain and your bodyContinue reading “Companies Should Offer Mental Health Days for Increased Productivity and Less Absenteeism”

Financial Wellness: An Important Step to Mental Health

I spoke with Jim Goldman, a Certified Financial Planner, who also volunteers with Jewish Family Services for 13 years as their Money Coach. Jim advises unemployed people in JFS’ JETS Schmoozers Job Networking Club how to manage their money, how to spend and save wisely, and how to achieve financial wellness—being able to do whatContinue reading “Financial Wellness: An Important Step to Mental Health”

News in the World of Lithium

Science Update Breaking News in the World of Lithium In a PubMed published study on May 2020, Lithium has clear anti-viral activity at the preclinical level but remains to be established in clinical settings. This could have a direct effect on viruses in the Corona and SARS families. This is the great scientific research question. Could lithiumContinue reading “News in the World of Lithium”