#23 Two Kinds of “Different”

confidence depression Aug 22, 2019

 

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There’s not much else in the human condition that can separate you from the mainstream like a mental illness. Bipolar disorder is famous for altering our thinking, behavior, and values; alienating us until we have less friends than fingers.

On today’s show Mike has a heart-to-heart about this predicament. He makes a case for using the challenging elements of this disorder as a way to move out of isolation and into an “in” group. His description of a “catalyzing figure” shows where real change begins—by being influenced.

Through taking on a different kind of risk—through betting on the results of training, education, and community—old patterns and behaviors can be broken. Otherwise, growth in our mental health could be minimal or even nonexistent.

 

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#13: Do Better Mornings

depression stress Jun 13, 2019

 

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If your morning time is a source of stress and late-starts, you are among good company. Even “morning people” aren’t born with a supernatural well of happiness that’s tied to the dawn. Good days begin with good routines, and the good news is that they can be created.

In this episode, Philip and Mike share the story of how their mornings came to be and why a satisfying quiet time is such a powerful ingredient for a productive day. They show that with a little intention and some helpful tactics (found in today’s episode freebie), anyone can achieve a morning that sets them up for success.

When fear and dread cloud our thinking, a solid morning routine can provide some much-needed distance and perspective. It’s time to kick worry, depression and negativity in the teeth before you even have breakfast.

 

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#5: Having Strength Through Joy in Service

depression lifers mindset Apr 06, 2019

 

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The longer a bipolar disorder has to play havoc in your life, the more you retreat into self-centered thinking and activities. And getting sucked into this is no way to stay productive and healthy!

How can we keep our anxious hurts and frustrations and disappointments from taking over the conversation?

Is there anything that can break the spell of self-defeat and restore us to a radiant place in our families and community?

Listen as Mike shares with Daniel how their unexpected and service-based working relationship turned out to be the rocket fuel for his recovery from a 2-year depression.

 

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#4: Fill Your Well and Be Consistently Inspired

depression lifers Apr 06, 2019

 

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One thing that kills a spirit of enthusiasm and forward momentum is the debilitating disinterest that's cooked up by bipolar's depressive phase.

Studies have shown that those of us with this illness spend up to 80% of our year dealing with effects of a downward episode. But what if we could cut that number down? Like, WAY down?

It turns out that staying interested in healthy and enjoyable activities, as well as keeping our minds in motion with new material makes a massive difference.

In this episode Daniel and Mike reveal the places they go to stay inspired and growing as professional, family, and community leaders and how you can copy them for a better quality of life!

 

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