In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Valerie Gangas—guide for highly sensitive people, speaker, and author of the Amazon bestseller Enlightenment Is Sexy: Every Woman’s Guide to a Magical Life.Read More
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Matthew Gindin—freelance journalist, former Buddhist monk, educator, meditation teacher, and friend of the late Michael Stone. Michael Stone was a dharma teacher with an international sangha, a social and environmental activist, hatha yoga instructor, husband, father, author, and the embodiment of a life driven by heart-centered action. In addition to the miracle that is the life of Michael Stone, he occupied a bipolar body.Read More
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Andy Behrman—author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania, published by Random House and translated into six languages. Behrman is a mental health advocate and speaker who promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention, speaking to college audiences, mental health care professionals and local and national mental health support groups.Read More
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Monica Cassani, writer and creator of the website Everything Matters: Beyond Meds, a site that documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit. Much of Monica's writing also deals with wider issues in the socio/political and spiritual realms as they pertain to mental health and human rights issues surrounding psychiatry.
Monica Cassani has seen the system from both sides – as a social worker and as a person whose life was severely ruptured by psychiatric drugs. She writes critically about the system, as well as about holistic pathways of healing without medication now having gone through a transformative healing process herself. In this podcast episode, Monica explains what she calls the "Somatic Imperative," in which the body invites, and often demands, yielding to deep somatic wisdom and ultimately the call to heed one's heart.Read More
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Dr. Steve Prentice, Doctor of Chiropractic and author of Wrecked: Why Your Quest for Health and Weight Loss Has Failed... And What You Can Do About It.
Dr. Steve Prentice, practicing chiropractor and health contrarian since 1996, has spent his career questioning the status quo and challenging the accepted norms. His experience working with thousands of patients over 20 years led him to create what he termed “the stress-centered approach to health,” and he now leads his patients through the process of restoring their health and quality of life while rejecting many of the restrictive and obsessive health recommendations of the day. In his most current work, Wrecked, Dr. Prentice introduces these concepts to a wider audience for the first time.Read More