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Therese Borchard
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Lives in Annapolis, Maryland
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A series of failures or disillusionments this year has officially delivered me to the "second half of my life"--a state of mind as well as where you are chronologically in your life. Lots of things about getting old stink--poor vision, no waist, colonoscopies--but I've also found a kind of freedom that I'm enjoying and wouldn't want to return to all the pretense of the first half of life.
You usually enter the second half of your life by way of disappointments. But it can be a time of true freedom, as well, and becoming who you are.
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Still feel like I've been run over by a truck. Next time I will follow my own rules.
Vacations are difficult for highly-sensitive persons and people with chronic illness. Emotional health columnist Therese Borchard gives eight of her tips.
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Attempting to go off of drugs for depression or bipolar disorder isn't easy. Sanity Break blogger Therese Borchard list her 10 biggest weaning mistakes.
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Men suffer from depression and anxiety, too.
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Here's the thing. Willpower is like coal. It runs out. So you have to save it for the more important tasks.
Have you ever felt your willpower waning after an evening of resisting wine or cheesecake? We have a limited amount, so save it for what's important.
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This interview will give hope to anyone like me, who hasn't responded to medications. 
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Reading inspiring quotes are just one of the ways columnist Therese Borchard tries to regain perspective in her fight against chronic illness.
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With over 152 million blogs in the world today and more than 3.5 million blog posts published every single day, there’s no doubt that bloggers have enormous influence in our lives. We still have so far to go to reduce the stigma of mental illness and increase education about effective treatments, yet there are many bloggers who…
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We all have genes that predispose us to things like breast cancer and bipolar disorder. But we have a whole set of other genes living in our gut that we can influence. In last 25 years of trying everything (50 medications, 14 years of therapy, meditation, yoga) to relieve my depression, nothing has been as effective as paying attention to my gut and rebalancing my gut bacteria. So here's a summary of all the research I've done this year on improving gut health.
Therese Borchard summarizes the research she's found on how to cultivate good gut bacteria, which may translate to a more stable, more resilient mood.
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I had the pleasure of chatting with Founder Amy Bleuel today about her inspiring movement.
Project Semicolon is about a global community of human beings longing to continue their story and live a life that inspires others to continue on, as well.
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Treating bipolar with antidepressants can be dangerous because of the risk of mania. But I don't think mood stabilizers or antipsychotics are enough sometimes. So I have implemented some strategies in my life that avert mania or hypomania.
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Remember that YOU pay the doctor and therefore your doctor works for you, not vice versa. 
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writer + nonprofit executive director
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writing, speaking, raising hell
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  • Beyond Blue Foundation
    Founder and Executive Director, 2014 - present
  • Everyday Health
    Emotional Health Columnist, 2013 - present
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mental health writer and activist
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I am the Emotional Health Columnist for Everyday Health and the Founder and Executive Director of Beyond Blue Foundation (www.beyondbluefoundation.org), which supports people with treatment-resistant depression and chronic mood disorders. Visit our cool online community for people with depression at www.projectbeyondblue.com.
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married for 20 years, have two kids, need to exercise in order to stay sane
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Annapolis, Maryland
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