I’ve often wondered if we can be stable while also being manic. In fact, it would be convenient and productive if we could pull it off. The danger of this thinking is that we generally can’t control our own mania without the help of medications. I certainly can’t…at least for now. Take a look at this interesting article and tell me what you think.
I love music. (Particularly gritty, soul-y Motown esque beats to be precise) The more evidence that is popping up about music and the brain is astonishing. This TED talk gives a more scientific reason why and it’s about as moving as TED talks get. Please watch.
Mike Wallace Article
Check out the link to the New York Times obituary on Mike Wallace, the 60 Minutes journalist. Depression nearly ended his life and he apparently struggled with it for a while. He advocates for counseling and medications which is a good stance for most. This also proves that people with mental disorders can lead exceptionally successful lives.