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  • New Year: How To Make Behavioral Changes | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    We all have to go to the bathroom right So Fogg decided to start doing two pushups every time he used the facilities Over time he increased the number of reps per bathroom trip and built up to 80 pushups a day There s a ton of science that shows accomplishing small tasks helps us get traction to move out of inertia even or especially when we re depressed In our story Get Your Momentum Going psychotherapist Bill O Hanlon PhD talks about creating a chain reaction that will undo depression Click here to read about 5 steps to power up when you re feeling down Recent research Being nice boosts well being Newswise December 14 2015 Providing help to friends acquaintances and even strangers can soften the impact of daily stressors on our emotions and our mental health according to findings from the Yale University School of Medicine Our research shows that when we help others we can also help ourselves explains study author Emily Ansell PhD Stressful days usually lead us to have a worse mood and poorer mental health but our findings suggest that if we do small things for others such as holding a door open for someone we won t feel as poorly on stressful days she said Read more Tagged with bipolar positivity hot topics new years newsletter LEAVE YOUR COMMENT Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Message First Name or Nickname Do not use full name Email RELATED ARTICLES Hope and Harmony Headlines Considering creativity February 8 2016 1 13 pm A few years back movie audiences got a fairly upbeat take on bipolar disorder in Silver Linings Playbook a quirky romance with a feel good ending Hope and Harmony Headlines Dealing with Valentine s Day Depression Loneliness January 28 2016 4 12 pm Maybe Valentine s Day should come with a warning This holiday may be hazardous to your mental health All the romantic expectations heaped on this single Hope and Harmony Headlines WINTER BLAHS January 27 2016 12 32 pm Winter blues winter blahs seasonal affective disorder call it what you want but for many of us the darker months of the year usher Hope Harmony Headlines Reset Your Eating Habits Bite By Bite January 20 2016 2 05 pm Tackling Our Eating Habits GIGO Recognize the acronym It s an oldie but goodie and one worth reviving as you aim for a healthier you in the CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin

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  • Hope & Harmony Headlines: New Year’s ~ Reflecting on the past and looking forward | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    June take the time to figure out what you really want to accomplish then develop a concrete plan of action with specific steps to achieve your goal NEW YEAR S RESIGNATIONS This is an approach proposed by our columnist Stephen Propst in Embrace the Inescapable Truths Winter 2007 It s based on his recognition that having a realistic perspective helps him maintain wellness He writes Over time I ve come to see that there are some givens in my life I have resigned myself to the fact that I need to embrace these inescapable truths For example No one can manage my bipolar disorder for me Taking personal ownership and control is my responsibility Read more Recent Research From resolution to reality Newswise E J Masicampo PhD an assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest University studies goal setting and will power He lays out a six step plan for making your New Year s successful For starters make sure your resolution is as focused and detailed as possible Commit to a specific plan Where and when are you going to do what you resolve to do Committing to a specific plan to accomplish a goal not only makes it more likely to be done but it also gets it off your mind so you can accomplish other things Read more Tagged with hot topics new years LEAVE YOUR COMMENT Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Message First Name or Nickname Do not use full name Email RELATED ARTICLES Hope and Harmony Headlines Considering creativity February 8 2016 1 13 pm A few years back movie audiences got a fairly upbeat take on bipolar disorder in Silver Linings Playbook a quirky romance with a feel good ending Hope and Harmony Headlines WINTER BLAHS January 27 2016 12 32 pm Winter blues winter blahs seasonal affective disorder call it what you want but for many of us the darker months of the year usher New Year How To Make Behavioral Changes January 5 2016 9 48 am A new you for the New Year If the brand new year makes you think about fresh starts remember this Willpower is overrated So says BJ Turning New Year s Resolutions Into Reality December 23 2015 10 17 am Newswise Go ahead and make New Year s resolutions E J Masicampo assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest University can help you keep them An CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life

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  • Hope and Harmony Headlines: Christmas Love Letter ~ You Are Never, Ever Alone | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    fear but of power and of love and of sound mind 2 Timothy 1 7 Of course people find encouraging words in all manner of places song lyrics novels inspirational writings the mottos of 12 step programs even a therapist s insights Nicolas F of Kentucky found his quote in the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back when Yoda says Do or do not There is no try Inspiring sayings can be seen as a form of positive self talk and positive self talk has proven benefits for people with serious mental illness Sports psychologist Robert C Eklund PhD says personal pep talks can have several goals to inspire effort improve a particular aspect of performance or counter self defeating thoughts Positive affirmations are generally focused on trying to clear away distracting negative thoughts that aren t helpful and focus on more positive things It serves some kind of motivational purpose in moving people forward he says So try a few on for size starting with the tried and true examples in Words to Live By It might be as simple as this reminder of hope for the future Keep planting seeds Click here to read more Research Let there be light This week also marks the winter solstice the shortest day and longest night in the northern hemisphere Which means that little by little as the earth tilts back on its axis we in North American will see more minutes of daylight In the meantime however the shortage of sunlight contributes to winter depressions and seasonal affective disorder SAD A new study found that while light therapy is effective at addressing acute episodes a SAD tailored version of cognitive behavioral therapy is significantly better at preventing relapse in future winters Click here to read more LEAVE YOUR COMMENT Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Message First Name or Nickname Do not use full name Email CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life events to emotional patterns we all have stressors that are likely to spark Read more January 1 2015 5 36 am Winter 2015 OUR LEADING LADY CARRIE FISHER By Stephanie Stephens Carrie Fisher is returning as Princess Leia in a new Star Wars movie but she s always been Read more SoundOFF YOU YOUR PSYCHIATRIST The relationship between you and your psychiatrist can influence your recovery What qualities do you think are important in a psychiatrist In what ways has your doctor helped you

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  • Hope and Harmony Headlines: Get Moving! Simple Tricks To Improve Your Mental & Physical Health | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    to add exercise into your day Scott Danberg director of fitness at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami notes that the commonly heard goal of 10 000 steps a day probably isn t a good place to start To avoid injury and make success more likely he says We cut that in half and recommend our clients take 5 000 steps a day Danberg also suggests pajama workouts low key stretching and resistance exercises you can do at random times throughout the day using a chair the wall or light weights To read more about short cut calisthenics couchersize routines and other easy ways to move more click here Talk is cheap Mental Health Report Good News Bad News in State Mental Health Legislation December 8 2015 Despite political rhetoric about the need for better behavioral health care funding for mental health stalled this year across much of the United States according to a report by the advocacy group National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI s third annual survey of mental health legislation found that only 23 states increased mental health spending in 2015 compared to 36 states in 2013 Some states that had boosted their budgets in previous years either held steady or retrenched Three states Wyoming North Carolina and Alaska actually decreased spending on mental health each year The NAMI report did find cause for celebration in 35 states that adopted legislation addressing issues such as housing inpatient beds criminal justice and telehealth Read more Tagged with exercise mental health newsletter LEAVE YOUR COMMENT Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Message First Name or Nickname Do not use full name Email RELATED ARTICLES Radio Show Start Talking Speak Up About Mental Health Listen Live Here February 10 2016 12 01 am When families learn someone they love suffers from a mental illness it can be an agonizing wake up call That s because most illnesses do not come Hope and Harmony Headlines Considering creativity February 8 2016 1 13 pm A few years back movie audiences got a fairly upbeat take on bipolar disorder in Silver Linings Playbook a quirky romance with a feel good ending Living with Bipolar Why I Still Exercise and Do Yoga February 6 2016 1 01 am I wrote in this winter s issue of BP Magazine Why I still Exercise about how despite both mental and physical struggles and restrictions I continue Clinical Pearls Self Care and Managing Bipolar Disorder February 3 2016 12 01 am One of the things I have been focused on in the last few months has been really trying to take care of myself This has CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie

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  • Newsletter | bpHope - bp Magazine Community - Part 4
    the benefits of physical activity for well being mental emotional and physical But if the word exercise calls to mind Read more Hope and Harmony Headlines Letting Go of Guilt bphope Awarded Best of Blogs 2015 By bp Magazine July 14 2015 12 34 pm There s plenty that s bad about guilt when it s allowed to run unchecked That s why Letting Go of Guilt in our new Summer 15 issue is Read more Hope Harmony Headlines Sleep How blue light from electronics disturbs your ZZZZZ s By bp Magazine July 8 2015 2 04 pm July 9 2015 A group of researchers is mobilizing to spread the word about the ill effects of blue light artificial illumination in general and notably the Read more Hope and Harmony Headlines Independence Day Liberating ourselves from some of our challenges with bipolar By bp Magazine June 30 2015 2 16 pm FREE TO BE In honor of the observance of Independence Day this week we can t do better than return to the basics outlined in Read more Hope and Harmony Headlines Food vs feelings By bp Magazine June 24 2015 8 53 am It s no secret that many of us reach for food as comfort when we re tired stressed bored or sad There s even a name for that Read more Hope and Harmony Headlines Summer Mania By bp Magazine June 16 2015 11 03 am What does summer mean to you Maybe more time outdoors basking in the sunshine Maybe an uptick in stimulating events like weddings and picnics Maybe Read more Hope Harmony Headlines Summer Travel Keep Symptoms Packed Away By bp Magazine June 9 2015 10 15 am Summer vacations come in many different flavors Some of us head for rustic retreats like a cabin or campsite some for exotic destinations Some spend Read more PREVIOUS 1 2 3 4 5 NEXT CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life events to emotional patterns we all have stressors that are likely to spark Read more January 1 2015 5 36 am Winter 2015 OUR LEADING LADY CARRIE FISHER By Stephanie Stephens Carrie Fisher is returning as Princess Leia in a new Star Wars movie but she s always been Read more SoundOFF YOU YOUR PSYCHIATRIST The relationship between you and your psychiatrist can influence your recovery What qualities do you think are important in a psychiatrist In what ways has your doctor helped you the most Click here to reply

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  • Newsletter | bpHope - bp Magazine Community - Part 5
    Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home Newsletter Newsletter The weekly Hope Harmony Headlines Newsletter is bp Magazine s online newsletter offering information inspiration and hope to the bipolar community Click here to sign up to receive the newsletter via email PREVIOUS 1 2 4 5 Hope and Harmony Headlines Bipolar On The Plus Side By bp Magazine June 3 2015 10 52 am Hope and Harmony Headlines June 4 2015 No one would ever say living with bipolar disorder is easy But with a slight shift in perspective Read more PREVIOUS 1 2 4 5 CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life events to emotional patterns we all have stressors that are likely to spark Read more January 1 2015 5 36 am Winter 2015 OUR LEADING LADY CARRIE FISHER By Stephanie Stephens Carrie Fisher is returning as Princess Leia in a new Star Wars movie but she s always been Read more SoundOFF YOU YOUR PSYCHIATRIST The relationship between you and your psychiatrist can influence your recovery What qualities do you think are important in a psychiatrist In what ways has your doctor helped you the most Click here to reply CURRENT RESEARCH The Prechter Fund s Fight to Cure Bipolar Disorder 1 28 2016 Brain connectivity outweighs genetics 1 27 2016 Heinz C Prechter Bipolar Research Fund 1 25 2016 Looking for Motivation Enjoying the Task at Hand Will Matter Once You Start 1 20 2016 Immune cells linked to bipolar symptoms 1 11 2016 CONNECT Letter to the Editor Write to us SoundOFF Question On My Mind Write an essay Talk to bp Writers Forum Join our community Blog Read and comment Home About Us Privacy Forum Professional Writers Advertising Contact Us Partners Page Cart Subscribe Back to Top Copyright 2015 BpHope All Rights Reserved Newsletter Signup Hope Harmony Headlines is bp Magazine s e newsletter offering the latest research news healthy lifestyle features and inspirational profiles for our bipolar community If you are a human and are seeing this field please leave it blank Fields marked with a are required Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua And Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia And Herzegowina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos Keeling Islands Colombia Comoros

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  • Books – All | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Nassir Ghaemi director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center Read more Rewire By bp Magazine December 23 2014 3 58 pm Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits Overcome Addictions Conquer Self Destructive Behavior How to change habits by challenging the automatic brain that sabotages our Read more Wisdom from the Couch By bp Magazine December 23 2014 3 55 pm Knowing and Growing Yourself from the Inside Out Leading psychoanalyst explains how exploring your unconscious mind and its influences on your actions can lead Read more The Mood Repair Toolkit By bp Magazine December 23 2014 3 53 pm Proven Strategies to Prevent the Blues from Turning into Depression Worksheets quizzes and other exercises to help prevent the blues from turning into depression Read more Bipolar Disorder By bp Magazine December 23 2014 3 52 pm A Guide for Patients and Families Valuable reference by a psychiatrist who is director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Read more The Anger Management Workbook By bp Magazine December 23 2014 3 49 pm Use the STOP Method to Replace Destructive Responses with Constructive Behavior Learn skills to help you use the STOP Method to replace destructive responses Read more The Upside of Your Dark Side By bp Magazine December 23 2014 3 48 pm Why Being Your Whole Self Not Just Your Good Self Drives Success and Fulfillment When two leaders in the field of positive psychology start talking about Read more Book Categories All Books Bipolar Treatment For Loved Ones Living Well Memoirs Understanding Bipolar CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life events to emotional patterns we all have stressors that are likely to spark Read more January 1 2015 5 36 am Winter 2015 OUR LEADING LADY CARRIE FISHER By Stephanie Stephens Carrie Fisher is returning as Princess Leia in a new Star Wars movie but she s always been Read more SoundOFF YOU YOUR PSYCHIATRIST The relationship between you and your psychiatrist can influence your recovery What qualities do you think are important in a psychiatrist In what ways has your doctor helped you the most Click here to reply CURRENT RESEARCH The Prechter Fund s Fight to Cure Bipolar Disorder 1 28 2016 Brain connectivity outweighs genetics 1 27 2016 Heinz C Prechter Bipolar Research Fund 1 25 2016 Looking for Motivation Enjoying the Task at Hand Will Matter Once You Start 1 20 2016 Immune cells linked to bipolar symptoms 1 11 2016 CONNECT

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  • The Upside of Your Dark Side | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    by arguing that feelings such as anger anxiety guilt and sadness have an acceptable place in a balanced life and actually can be productive That s good news for anyone who finds it hard to achieve blissful nirvana which is everyone So if we can t avoid anger can it be fuel for creativity Guilt could power improvement instead of paralysis Ditto for self doubt Kashdan and Biswas Diener entertainingly marshal scientific research and real life examples to show why and how it can be done That s not to say that fostering positive thinking should be overlooked as part of recovery Increasing our optimism and resilience can only be of benefit But so is accepting and exploiting our whole emotional selves without shame See larger image The Upside of Your Dark Side Why Being Your Whole Self Not Just Your Good Self Drives Success and Fulfillment Hardcover List Price 25 95 New From 16 71 USD In Stock Used from 8 27 USD In Stock LEAVE YOUR COMMENT Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Message First Name or Nickname Do not use full name Email Book Categories All Books Bipolar Treatment For Loved Ones Living Well Memoirs Understanding Bipolar CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life events to emotional patterns we all have stressors that are likely to spark Read more January 1 2015 5 36 am Winter 2015 OUR LEADING LADY CARRIE FISHER By Stephanie Stephens Carrie Fisher is returning as Princess Leia in a new Star Wars movie but she s always been Read more SoundOFF YOU YOUR PSYCHIATRIST The relationship between you and your psychiatrist can influence your recovery What qualities do you think are important in a psychiatrist In what ways has your doctor helped you the most Click here to reply CURRENT RESEARCH The Prechter Fund s Fight to Cure Bipolar Disorder 1 28 2016 Brain connectivity outweighs genetics 1 27 2016 Heinz C Prechter Bipolar Research Fund 1 25 2016 Looking for Motivation Enjoying the Task at Hand Will Matter Once You Start 1 20 2016 Immune cells linked to bipolar symptoms 1 11 2016 CONNECT Letter to the Editor Write to us SoundOFF Question On My Mind Write an essay Talk to bp Writers Forum Join our community Blog Read and comment Home About Us Privacy Forum Professional Writers Advertising Contact Us Partners Page Cart Subscribe Back to Top Copyright 2015 BpHope All Rights Reserved Newsletter Signup Hope Harmony Headlines

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