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January 2008 Archives

Everyday Melancholy

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Thanks much to Beyond Blue reader NYJLM (who writes her own blog, “So Love Is Hard and Love Is Tough” that you can get to by clicking here) for this cartoon. And all Beyond Blue readers: please continue to send […]

Group Beyond Blue: Self-Esteem Forum Tonight!

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Tonight at 7 PM EST Group Beyond Blue on Beliefnet’s Community site will attempt (repeat: WILL ATTEMPT) to hold a self-esteem forum, in which Beyond Blue members are assigned a person for whom to write an affirmation letter. I really […]

Group Beyond Blue: A Fresh Start in 2008

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I was inspired by Beyond Blue reader Suzanne’s message to a bunch of us in Group Beyond Blue, on Beliefnet’s Community site: I’m just writing a quick note on this, the 18th Anniversary of my dear first husband’s death at […]

What Is Beyond Blue?

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Okay, so my New Year’s resolution lasted all of 15 minutes. I couldn’t resist publishing this description of Beyond Blue by reader Margaret on the message board of my “Biggest Thrills of 2007″ post, because it nails the mission statement […]

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Seven Ways to Get Over an Infatuation
“Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I” wrote US songwriter Lorenz Hart about the feeling of infatuation. It’s blissful and euphoric, as we all know. But it’s also addicting, messy and blinding. Without careful monitoring, its wild wind can rage through your life leaving you much like the

posted 12:46:43pm Feb. 19, 2014 | read full post »

When Faith Turns Neurotic
When does reciting scripture become a symptom of neurosis? Or praying the rosary an unhealthy compulsion? Not until I had the Book of Psalms practically memorized as a young girl did I learn that words and acts of faith can morph into desperate measures to control a mood disorder, that faithfulness

posted 10:37:13am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

How to Handle Negative People
One of my mom’s best pieces of advice: “Hang with the winners.” This holds true in support groups (stick with the people who have the most sobriety), in college (find the peeps with good study habits), and in your workplace (stay away from the drama queen at the water cooler). Why? Because we

posted 10:32:10am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

8 Coping Strategies for the Holidays
For people prone to depression and anxiety – i.e. human beings – the holidays invite countless possibility to get sucked into negative and catastrophic thinking. You take the basic stressed-out individual and you increase her to-do list by a third, stuff her full of refined sugar and processed f

posted 9:30:12am Nov. 21, 2013 | read full post »

Can I Say I’m a Son or Daughter of Christ and Suffer From Depression?
In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” What if we aren’t glad, we aren’t capable of rejoicing, and even prayer is difficult? What if, instead, everything looks dark,

posted 10:56:04am Oct. 29, 2013 | read full post »

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