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Dyane Harwood

January 8, 2014
Dyane holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Dyane was diagnosed with type I bipolar disorder in 2007 at age thirty-seven, just six weeks postpartum after the birth of her second daughter.  As a result of that harrowing time, Dyane has developed a commitment to postpartum mood disorder...
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Child Free

January 8, 2014

Rebecca Lombardo

As far back as I can remember, we have always been fed the same philosophy about life.  You grow up, go to college, meet the man (or woman) of your dreams, get married, move into a big house with a white picket fence, and have a whole gaggle of kids.  That’s what our parents did….or tried to do, so now it’s our turn.  What happens...
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Rebecca Lombardo

January 3, 2014
I am 40 years old, and I have been happily married for 12 years. I come from a large family, but lost my mom in 2008 and one of my brother's in 2011.  I don't have any kids, but we do have cats.  My full time business is pet sitting, so I spend a lot of time with animals.  I have suffered from depression since I was very young, but...
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I Gotta Feeling

January 3, 2014

Scott Walker

Every time I hear “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD4vsh1zDA ) I am instantly energized.  It brings me back to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver which I was fortunate to go to.  I went to some events and heard this song seemingly everywhere I went around the downtown core.  It was an incredible...
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Melody Lin

December 18, 2013
Melody Lin, born in Taichung, Taiwan, recevieved her B.S. in Biology from the University of Taiwan and 4 years later, her Masters of Social Work from the University of Illinois.During 1981-1986, Melody worked as a social worker in Chicago and Taiwan. Then in 1987, she was first diagnosed with postpartum depression and shortly thereafter, began...
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Charlotte Walker

Last week I attended a talk at the Wellcome Collection. For non-Londoners, the Collection houses the phenomenal range of medical objects gathered from around the world by Sir Henry Wellcome in the late 19th and early 20th century. It also plays host to relevant events including the series of free talks Exchanges at the Frontier, in which leading...
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Splitting the Holidays

December 10, 2013

By: Angel Smith

When you go through a divorce it is inevitable that you will split everything.  That includes time with your children if you have them.  Every other weekend isn’t that bad.  It was in the beginning.  Believe me, it took a while for me to get used to it.  But having a nice quiet weekend every once in a while is actually...
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By: Dr. Jennifer Bahr, ND

I don’t know about you, but this time of year is always tough for me. I am sure many of you can relate to a seasonal pattern for highs and lows – bright, sunny, energetic spring and summer almost always brings about the same in me, and so why wouldn't dull, dreary cold fall and winter do likewise? There are several things that this could be...
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What Do You Have to Say?

December 9, 2013

By: StillHopefulMom

As a writing teacher, I often get the question, “What should I write about?” My response is always, “Write about having nothing to write about.” Believe it or not, most of the time, these students end up with something they actually wanted to say and just couldn't get it out on the page until they were told they had to do it.We all have something...
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Having Bipolar Disorder is hard enough. From day to day, from moment to moment, we are always adjusting, monitoring. Am I getting manic? Is this depression creeping in? Should I talk to my doctor about a medication change? We are constantly trying to find that perfect balance. And those of us who have done our homework know that “that perfect...
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