Reading Time: 4 minutes Nine years ago I was committed to a psychiatric hospital for the first time and diagnosed: Bipolar Type I. I was 29 years old, had led a highly successful life regardless of my impulses and lack of self-care. I had a large community of friends, in various groups of co-workers, social clubs and barflies. Until the […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes There’s no need to pretend that life is perfect. We tend to want to box up our problems and then only lift a corner to peek inside every once in a while. We never unpack them or, if we do, they come out all at once and it’s usually not a healthy process. Why are […]
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Avenging or lamenting over one’s friends, relationships, family or past is not the healthiest. It causes ego conflicts, and unneeded self defense. We need to forgive our past and shine as individuals who pulled through and made it unscathed to the other side: a life in the sun, with no more songs of pain. I […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Bipolar disorder is a condition in which yin and yang are most obviously in their places. I say this in a relatively relaxed sense, purely looking at the positives and negatives, and the ups and downs of the illness. I want to share with you how I found the process of finding stability and recovery […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Ever since I can remember I wasn’t like everyone else. I had struggles the other kids couldn’t quite understand. I would get in fights at school after being sleep deprived for days for instance and that was at age seven. On the frequent nights that I couldn’t sleep I’d get into my mothers pills taking […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Some of you may have heard about it but most of you probably have no idea what sophrology is. So, I decided to make an introduction and let you know about this amazing relaxation technique that I’ve practiced and taught since 2011. A year before that I had my last contract—with a multinational company I […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Ben Miller is our editor and a former student of psychoanalysis. When he was in grad school and even when he helped start Healers Magazine he believed that psychiatry was to be avoided at all costs. Now he thinks that things are not so black and white and has even begun psychiatric treatment himself.
Reading Time: 48 minutes J. Doe is a pseudonym for anonymous contributions to Sacred Spaces. The first entry to Sacred Spaces by J. Doe is the first installation from the memoirs of a brave woman faced with bipolar depression.
Reading Time: 9 minutes In his first entry to Healers Magazine its editor Ben Miller explores his resistance to psychiatric care and the factors that led him to give it a shot.