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The Best Way To Gain Happiness: Nicole C’s Perspective

In my bipolar roller coast of a mind, I find it hard to hold on to happiness that lingers. So I sat down did the work and came up with 10 things I can do that I have proven to make my life happier. By keeping a positive attitude as much as I can, it helps to create happy memories to get me through some very dark sad days. I can look back over my life remembering good and bad. Here are 10 steps I take to remind myself and continue to build on my own personal happiness:

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3 Key Tips for Planning an Awesome Sabbatical

A sabbatical is a well-earned break from years of work, usually involving some travel. It is a great opportunity to take some time for yourself, expand your horizons, and take stock of where you are in life through enriching experiences.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Facts, Signs, and Treatments

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (also known as OCD) is a chronic mental illness where people have either obsessive thoughts (obsessions) or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). In simple terms, these people have recurring thoughts and behavior.

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Tips on How to Find Out What Your Triggers Are

Tips on How to Find Out What Your Triggers Are I created the Blog posts, “What Are Triggers” & “Common…

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Yuck, Strawberry Shortcakes

I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s so frustrating, unpredictable, and can be very scary. Not ever knowing when something will trigger it. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress due to psychological shock. Trauma can come from many of things but many come from traumatic events.

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Common Triggers & How To Cope With Them

Triggers are things that you have learned that may causes distress. There are many common triggers for just about any condition.

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How To Get A Song Stuck In Your Mind

Almost everyone gets songs stuck in their head once every week or two. Called “earworms” or “brainworms,” and they can be pleasant and relaxing, or a complete nightmare. Read on to find out how to get this song processed and out of your head.

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What Are Triggers?

What are triggers? This is a very good question in a time when everyone is talking about how they are so triggered by this that and the other. Triggers are things that you have learned that may cause you distress. They can be anything from a word, event, place, date, even a person them self can be a trigger.

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How to Calm Anxiety Before a Panic Attack

How to Calm Anxiety Before a Panic Attack I am a strong and relentless woman. I had my feet granted,…

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Days Like Yesterday by Nicole Renae

Days Like Yesterday By: Nicole Renae I wake up, not wanting to move. I get up, pushing through. One thing,…

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The Devil Is Real And Its Name Is Addiction by Kayl

“I have come face to face with the devil more times than I can count. I have lived life as an addict, and I have loved an addict, and I have been in love with addicts. Being pulled from both sides is so hard considering you have lived both loves. I honestly think that loving an addict is much harder than being an addict.” – Kayl (Continue Reading…)

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What Is Brain Fog & Tips For Coping With It

Let’s welcome Jodanneabella from Confessions of a Bipolar Diva as she talks about Brain Frog and gives us tips for how to help cope with it.

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Natural Sleep: How To Get Better Rest Without Medication

Natural sleep—or sleep that doesn’t require medication—is wonderful for both physical and mental health, but it’s something that many Americans battle for each night. Stress, anxiety, diet, illness, and health issues can all contribute to wakefulness, leaving us feeling groggy and unprepared to face life’s challenges the next day. (Continue Reading…)

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What Is Verbal Abuse by Nicole Renae

What is verbal abuse? Can you define it? I myself have fallen victim to it and believed everything to be true. Verbal abuse is not only words used to belittle and hurt; it’s also used to control and manipulate. (Continue Reading…)

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My Bipolar Rollercoaster by Kristine Colley

Living with Personality Disorders is one of the hardest mental disorders you can deal with on a day to day basis. Along with mood swings, it causes you to be mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. Not knowing what to expect, or how to feel, it really takes a toll on any person dealing with something as such. (Continue reading…)

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A Poem | The Real Flavors of Life

The Real Flavors of Life. A Poem by Kristine Colley. (Continue Reading)

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Craving The Good Days

Guest Post by Brittney D. Herz:

She’s upstairs again. Screaming into the air and wishing so much hatred down on me because I wouldn’t let her watch television this morning. We did so good yesterday, I think to myself as her screams are punctuated by her throwing books across her room. (Continue Reading)

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How to Prepare Your Home and Life for a Disabled Child

Anyone preparing to bring a new life into the world knows how overwhelming the challenge can be. Yet, when your child will begin life with a mental or physical disability, you face unique circumstances. In anticipation of parenting a special needs child, preparation can bring peace of mind and allow you to savor the joys of your little one.

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Changing Sleep Habits For The Better: Tips On Finding Easy Rest

Changing sleep habits can be tricky; for many Americans, it’s hard to make big lifestyle changes without inducing anxiety or stress. It’s important, however, to make sure you’re getting adequate rest each night. Not only does it help boost your mood, it’s imperative when it comes to maintaining positive relationships and being productive at work or school. Your mental and physical health can be negatively impacted when you lack good sleep, making it harder for you to focus or cope with stress when it comes your way.

Read on for some great tips on how to change your sleeping habits for the better.

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My Guest Post|Mental Health In The Workplace: To Tell or Not To Tell

I had the pleasure of working with Christy from When Business Inspire and I would love to share the Guest Post that I wrote for her site. Unfortunately, there is no reblog option so I am just going to share the link with you all. It is called: Mental Health In The Workplace: To Tell or Not To Tell.