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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Free Yourself From Auditory Overload

bp Magazine
September 6, 2019

September 19, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 38Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Free Yourself From Auditory Overload Glasses clinking. Dishes scraping. Conversations overlapping. A simple dinner party can sweep you into auditory overload—sending you out of the room to deal with what can be an assault on the ears. In a study...

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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Controlling Impulsive Behaviors

bp Magazine
August 30, 2019

September 12, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 37Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Controlling Impulsive Behaviors Spontaneity is one thing. Impulsivity—a hallmark of bipolar—is another. “Impulsivity is seldom a good thing,” says Ann C. Holm, MS, a professional certified coach. “It is one of the variables that lead people toward high-risk behavior. It...

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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Planning for Your Next Bipolar Depression

bp Magazine
August 28, 2019

September 5, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 36Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Planning For Your Next Bipolar Depression We like certain things in our lives to be reliable—like our cars, for instance. The depression that follows a manic episode? Absolutely, positively not. But there it is, showing up on cue, disappointingly dependable....

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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Getting Control over Bipolar Anger

bp Magazine
August 22, 2019

August 29, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 35Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Getting Control over Bipolar Anger At its worst, anger is destructive—it hurts others and, when turned inward, ourselves. It also seems “bipolar anger” can be a different animal altogether, unlike the common emotion of anger, which can be a healthy,...

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Seeing Greenery Linked to Less Intense and Frequent Unhealthy Cravings

bp Magazine
August 22, 2019

New research shows that being able to see green spaces from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes, and harmful foods. July 12, 2019, Plymouth, England—The study, led by the University of Plymouth, is the first to demonstrate that passive exposure to nearby green space is linked to both lower frequencies and...

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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Coming to Terms with Work Limitations

bp Magazine
August 19, 2019

August 22, 2019   •   Volume 12, Issue 34Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Coming to Terms with Work Limitations In a survey by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, almost nine out of 10 people with bipolar said their bipolar had affected their job performance. More than half said they had to change...

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