My Love-Hate Relationship With Psychiatrists

July 22, 2014 in Medical, mental illness by JulieBastuk

I am really grateful for the field of psychiatry and the great advances science has made in helping us better understand the complexities of mental health.  And I’m really thankful
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Religious Abuse and Mental Health

July 21, 2014 in Depression/Anxiety, Healthy Living, Jesus, mental illness, Parenting by JulieBastuk

I recently read a blog post about a girl who was subjected to a movie about the tribulation and what it means to be “left behind.”  This girl, now grown,
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If I Could Become A First Time Parent Again

July 18, 2014 in Depression/Anxiety, Healthy Living, Parenting by JulieBastuk

I totally believe that alot of the craziness we carry around is rooted in what we do to ourselves.  We often exacerbate our own anxieties, put random deadlines on ourselves,
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Living In The Past Fosters Bitterness

July 17, 2014 in Depression/Anxiety, Healthy Living, Medical, mental illness by JulieBastuk

A recent societal trend that I’m totally getting on board with is the idea of mindfulness and mindful living.  This is the idea of really being present in our everyday
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An Irrational Anger

July 10, 2014 in Depression/Anxiety by JulieBastuk

  I’m not crazy M’Lynn, I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 40 years!                            
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Mental Illness Stigma In Education

July 9, 2014 in mental illness, Social Justice, World Events by JulieBastuk

Stigma is not unique to mental illness, but it is certainly an area of life in which it is felt most strongly.  It is the result of labeling, and the
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You Don’t Have To Be Fixed Tomorrow

July 8, 2014 in Depression/Anxiety, Healthy Living, mental illness by JulieBastuk

I like being in control, don’t you?  When I feel like I don’t have any say so or options concerning things in life I start getting these primal emotions that
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K5 Learning Review and Craziness Catch-Up

July 7, 2014 in Book Reviews, Homeschooling, Kids Stuff, Parenting by JulieBastuk

I haven’t blogged in a week because we took off to go house hunting in the Boston area.  We are leaving our snug little community in upstate New York to
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If You Are Bipolar, You’re In Good Company

June 26, 2014 in mental illness by JulieBastuk

I really used to hate the word bipolar.  It was a scary label to carry around because of all the stigmas and stereotypes attached.  Of course, I would tell myself,
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The Best $4,000 I Ever Spent….

June 25, 2014 in Depression/Anxiety, Healthy Living, Medical, mental illness by JulieBastuk

$4,000 is alot of money to chunk out, especially if it’s not for a car or house, or even college.  But a little over two years ago my hubby and
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