Video: Seasons and Moods

As a manic-depressive, my postcard from the Caribbean would say, “Having a ball, wish I were dead.” (My guardian angel, Ann, came up with that one.) That’s how moody I am. And my moods definitely fluctuate according to the seasons.Thus, my love-hate relationship with October. Typically, in a non-global-warming world, this is the month when […]

6 Steps to Manage Anger


I don’t really think of myself as having a hot temper. But I do have trouble speaking up when something starts to bother me. Thus, the irritant builds and builds, and instead of becoming a pearl, like a grain of stand does in an oyster, it explodes … usually on the person whose behavior I […]

Share Your HSP Success Story

This invitation is from Ted Zeff, Ph.D.: I’m excited to let you know of a new book that I am writing which will help you thrive as an HSP entitled The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person: Stories of HSPs Successfully Coping in a Non-HSP World. I would like to offer you the opportunity to share your […]

Prozac AND Potatoes

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In her national bestseller “Potatoes Not Prozac,” Kathleen DesMaisons offers a seven-step dietary plan for sugar-sensitive people like me. I’ve tried to implement her suggestions into my diet because, as a recovering drunk and depressive, sugar can throw me into an emotional mess that gets downright ugly. A diet rich in fiber and protein is […]

Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder

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The following post is the Afterword of the newly released “Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder” by Valerie Porr. I have reprinted it here with permission of Oxford University Press. There are so many misconceptions about this disorder today. A friend of mine, recently diagnosed with BPD, has helped me to understand her illness. I hope this […]