Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

Holly’s Two Groups on Beliefnet’s Community

As I said in Holly’s interview, she runs two groups in Beliefnet’s social networking community. Here is a summary of each!
Foods to Feed the Soul
We all have our “comfort foods,” from mashed potatoes to roast chicken to steaming soup. But in this group, let’s share the foods that really nourish our spirits. Does the smell of baking bread clear your mind? Does the crunch of a knife slicing through a red pepper wake you up? Does the bubbling of hot oatmeal make you feel centered? We all have to eat, so why not feed our souls as we nourish our bodies? Photos, recipes, stories – let’s gather ’round the table.
How to Stress Less
Stress – it’s the scourge of modern life, and it’s everywhere. Here we’ll share our tried-and-true coping strategies….they might be spiritual, they might be bizarre, but hey, whatever works, right? Let’s release, relax, and kick stress to the curb!

Previous Posts

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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