Learning To Accept and Love Your Bipolar Child

Every prospective mother hopes to have a healthy child. Usually, a mother is praying for physical health, but having a mentally ill child is just as devastating to a family. The very nature of a mental illness like bipolar disorder makes it difficult to accept the child who has the disease. After all, the symptoms of a bipolar child make them hard to parent and frustrating people to be around. It is, however, possible to learn to accept the child while still trying to eradicate the disease that plagues her. Continue reading

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The Debate around the Value of Dreams

Human beings have been dreaming for as long as they’ve been speaking, perhaps longer. Our conscious minds – or at least, some part of them – operate within a different world from the waking one every time we are in deep sleep. What we bring back from that journey, even if it’s only a vague recollection, can leave us with an array of lingering feelings: wonder, frustration, dread, sadness, joy. Continue reading

Dreams: Messages from the Unconscious

Generally speaking, the time that we all spend dreaming is probably the least-examined portion of normal everyday life. Many people are intrigued by these nightly excursions, but oftentimes go no further in their reflections than to say, “Wow. I had the strangest dream last night!” Some people are of the opinion that dreams are meaningless. Others think that they do indeed mean something, but they’re afraid to know what the message may be. And so dreams remain little more than curiosities to the majority of us.
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