Self Care vs. Self Indulgence (Not Crazy Podcast)

Is eating 10 cookies self care — or self sabotage? What about retail therapy? In today’s show we discuss the idea of self care, particularly for those of us with mental illness. If you watch TV when you should be studying, is it self care or wasting your time? Self care is [...]

By |2020-08-30T19:21:54-04:00September 1st, 2020|Not Crazy, Podcast, Self-Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self Care vs. Self Indulgence (Not Crazy Podcast)

My Mental Health Advocacy Future

A couple of years ago, I attended a conference where an incredible speaker gave a five-minute speech titled, “I’m Tired.” It had a simple delivery, almost a poetic cadence, where she would point out something she had to deal with on a daily basis. Then, after a slight pause, she’d say, “I’m tired.” I don’t [...]

By |2020-08-28T09:20:47-04:00August 28th, 2020|Advocacy, Self-Care, speaking|Comments Off on My Mental Health Advocacy Future

Do Personal Empowerment Quotes Have Any Value? (Not Crazy Podcast)

When you’re depressed, it’s hard enough to muster the energy to brush your teeth. So the last thing you want to hear is “Just take the bull by the horns!” Or “Cheer up! Every cloud has a silver lining.” But is there a grain of truth to these sayings? Today we discuss [...]

By |2020-07-26T10:25:40-04:00August 4th, 2020|Mental Illness, Not Crazy, Podcast, Self-Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do Personal Empowerment Quotes Have Any Value? (Not Crazy Podcast)

Slay Like a Mother (Psych Central Podcast)

Motherhood is full of incredible rewards but can be wrought with struggles like self-doubt. In today’s show, motherhood expert Katherine Wintsch discusses the dragon of “mom doubt.” Whether it’s comparing yourself to other moms on social media or being hard on yourself for the weight you’ve gained, this feeling of being “less-than” [...]

By |2020-06-30T12:39:16-04:00July 9th, 2020|Podcast, Self-Care, The Psych Central Podcast, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Slay Like a Mother (Psych Central Podcast)

Covid-19 Is Making Me Insane (Not Crazy Podcast)

Stable mental health during the COVID-19 quarantine: Is it possible? Within the span of a few months, the whole world as we know it has changed. Restaurants and stores have shut down. Businesses have closed their doors. You quite possibly have lost your job. How are you holding up? If you’re feeling [...]

By |2020-04-04T13:33:14-04:00April 13th, 2020|Not Crazy, Podcast, Self-Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Covid-19 Is Making Me Insane (Not Crazy Podcast)

Personal Experience with CBD Products

Approximately three months ago, I was approached by Veritas Farms, asking if I would be willing to test and review some of their CBD products. I've heard a lot about CBD in the past year, and I decided that it would be a worthwhile endeavor to get my hands on these products. Veritas Farms bills [...]

By |2019-10-18T13:44:49-04:00October 18th, 2019|Self-Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Personal Experience with CBD Products

It’s My Birthday, And I’m Bipolar

Over the past year, I learned to never start a podcast with a schizophrenic. Honestly, it could be to never start a podcast with a New Yorker or a millennial, but since I operate in the mental health space, I’m going to pin this on my co-host’s mental illness. Which, of course, she’d correctly point [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:51:12-05:00November 29th, 2018|Bipolar Disorder, Family, Mental Illness, Self-Care|Comments Off on It’s My Birthday, And I’m Bipolar

My Loophole Grandchild?

I spent most of August 3, 2018, sitting in a hospital room waiting on the birth of my granddaughter. At 9:11 in the evening, after waiting for almost 13 hours, Lennox Rose finally entered the world. By 10 that night, I kissed Dad and Mom on the forehead and rubbed the little girl’s back and [...]

By |2018-08-14T11:20:46-04:00August 14th, 2018|Family, Relationships, Self-Care|Comments Off on My Loophole Grandchild?

Gabe & Michelle have a LIVE SHOW on TheMighty!

Do you have questions about living with mental illness? Gabe & Michelle have answers! Ask the hosts of 'A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast' anything you like. We are live on TheMighty.com's Facebook page Mental Health On The Mighty every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month! Be sure to tune in! Here is a recording [...]

By |2018-07-19T12:01:52-04:00July 19th, 2018|Bipolar Disorder, Mental Illness, Schizophrenia, Self-Care|Comments Off on Gabe & Michelle have a LIVE SHOW on TheMighty!

What is the difference between “Bipolar Anger” and Anger

The majority of people with bipolar disorder have experienced “bipolar anger,” a level of rage outside the “normal” range. But, what exactly is it? There are many types of anger associated with bipolar disorder. Putting aside stereotypes is difficult, however. Not every single angry episode can be attributed to mental illness. Just as people who like football have [...]

By |2018-07-12T11:31:26-04:00July 12th, 2018|Bipolar Disorder, Relationships, Self-Care|Comments Off on What is the difference between “Bipolar Anger” and Anger