ponedeljek, 12. november 2012

My Victory

This time I have really great news! My BIO is one of 11 life stories of people with bipolar disorder, published in the new edition of Bipolar Disorder for Dummies. Read more on Joe Kraynak’s blog: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/bipolar/2012/11/bipolar-disorder-for-dummies-2e/

ponedeljek, 13. avgust 2012

The Exact Diagnosis

People often find similarities in my story, even though they might have a different diagnosis from mine which is schizoaffective disorder. Read more: http://www.helenasmole.com/2012/the-exact-diagnosis

ponedeljek, 07. maj 2012

You meet more interesting people, if you need a ride occasionally. Of course you have to know you can trust the driver – do not say yes to all propositions. Use public transport instead. Read more: http://www.helenasmole.com/2012/why-use-public-transport

ponedeljek, 16. april 2012

Is there a sign on your wife?

The hungry surveyor yells back: ‘Does your wife wear a sign saying Don’t touch? She doesn’t, but I still don’t touch her, eh?’

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ponedeljek, 26. marec 2012

The Swan

The Swan

It happens often in our lives that we find it difficult to tell right from wrong. But what we can always do is try not to make things worse than they are. Freedom is a big word these days and so are the rights. I am afraid that in the light of giving more and more rights to people and animals, we might be forgetting the duties. One of them being to respect the freedom of others.

Read more: http://www.helenasmole.com/2012/the-swan

ponedeljek, 19. marec 2012

Mental Health Consumers

As mentioned in one of my previous blogs, Joe Kraynak, co-author of ‘Bipolar Disorder for Dummies’, posted his review of my book Balancing the Beast on PsychCentral. Having been reminded again that the expression 'mental patient' is offensive I finally took care of my mistake.

Read more: http://www.helenasmole.com/2012/mental-health-consumers

ponedeljek, 12. marec 2012

The Selfless Plants

Do you remember photosynthesis from school? I did not exactly understand it at the age of 12, so I dug deeper into text books and finally got it: »Plants must be the selfless creatures ever.« All they do all their life is work for us.

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ponedeljek, 05. marec 2012

You Don't Necessarily Need a Scholarship

Read more: http://www.helenasmole.com/2012/you-dont-necessarily-need-a-scholarship

sobota, 25. februar 2012

Being in Love Is Like a Scholarship

So what is your decision going to be? Are you going to savor the pleasure and walk away, when the pleasant phase is over? Or are you going to show gratitude for the scholarship you have been granted? It is your decision, your life.

Read more: http://www.helenasmole.com/2012/being-in-love-is-like-a-scholarship

ponedeljek, 20. februar 2012

Recovery can be a rebirth

These are the words of Joe Kraynak, who reviewed my book ‘Balancing the Beast’. Read the whole book review on PsychCentral. Joe Kraynak is a co-author of ‘Bipolar Disorder for Dummies’.


ponedeljek, 30. januar 2012

Are You Really Lonely?

First check, if you are really lonely or you just feel that way, because you do not open up to anyone. One can open up only to a friend one can trust. Surely there is no such thing as a free lunch in life. To be able to make good friends, you should be a good friend first. Read more:


ponedeljek, 23. januar 2012

Shifting Your Point of View

Seriously, can the media really manipulate us to such an extent that we stop believing in the grain of good in all people? Switch them off. Find your own mentors on-line that strive to develop kindness in their own hearts and your life will be yours again.

Read more: http://www.helenasmole.com/2012/shifting-your-point-of-view

ponedeljek, 16. januar 2012

Winter Holidays

Why look for a better thing, if you are happy with the one you have got?
Read more: http://www.helenasmole.com/2012/winter-holidays

torek, 03. januar 2012

Courage and Fear

Courage is not the absence of fear. Many brave people have said that. So what is the relationship between courage and fear then? Courage might actually be the other side of the same coin. Read more: http://www.helenasmole.com/2012/courage-and-fear