Archive for the ‘books’ Category
Another way to gain new perspective for me, which works every time, is reading, and in my personal case, reading my bible. Oh I know the bible is a little hard to understand for many of us, but I find if I persevere, and keep reading until I find one phrase or sentence to help me change my thinking, then it is well worth the effort.
Here is one of my favourite scriptures, it always gives me a lift. It is from the old testament of the bible, Deuteronomy 31:6. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified…for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.” What a promise, a promise which I believe with all of my heart. Knowing God is with me gives me comfort. Comfort gives me strength, strength to aim for some new perspective. Read the rest of this entry »
Today is a more serious topic however, depression! There is nothing funny about depression.
Because I write this blog I often get emails from authors and other bloggers asking me to promote them.
When I got this email from Craig Meriwether about his new book I thought “ya right, another book about depression…. yada yada yada….” but couldn’t resist taking a look at it. The book is called ‘Depression 180′. Read the rest of this entry »
Bipolar is new every morning, I will say that! I never know what kind of mood I will be in, especially due to the fact that I have rapid cycling bipolar which means my moods change frequently. I don’t like that. Of course it is the depressed mood that is the most dreaded, but then the hypomania is no fun either because you know it leads to depression, and so there you have it…The main symptom even in bipolar is good old depression. Read the rest of this entry »
This picture is not me, but oh I can certainly imagine what a nice time this gal is having, the water, the nice weather and a good book! How therapeutic is that?!
The third and last book I am going to tell you about is ‘The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide’. Now this only applies to those of us, like me, who live with bipolar disorder and not just clinical depression, however, there are great ideas for both! Read the rest of this entry »
I love books and I love research, so searching out books on depression was a natural step for me. Maybe you don’t share my passion, if not, I can give you a summary of what I have learned.
One of the things I have done over the past years, whenever I hit another episode of depression is to go to ‘Chapters’ and spend some time browsing through their books about mental illness. Almost every time I find one little tidbit that helps me put yet another piece of the puzzle in place. Read the rest of this entry »
I have included a photo of a ‘little book’ to give you the idea that the first book I am going to tell you about is as small as this one and as gentle.
“Moods” is the simplest book I have ever read about depression. You can even read it and understand it while you are depressed! The author, Dr. Grant Mullen, has a gift for words, using just the right amount of explanation in a way that anyone can understand. He does not overwhelm with his knowledge. I like that about him. Read the rest of this entry »