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February 2008 Archives

Reminder: Self-Esteem Forum #2 Tomorrow!

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Hi all. Just a reminder for all those who want to participate in the Self-Esteem Forum No. 2, log on to Group Beyond Blue at the Beliefnet Community. Click “Discussions” to the left, and find the thread named Self-Esteem Forum […]

Holly Lebowitz Rossi: How Do You Move Beyond Blue?

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In the spirit of Winter Health Week, I am interviewing Beliefnet’s Health Editor for this week’s “How Do You Move Beyond Blue?” segment. Who is that? Why, she is MY editor, Holly Lebowitz Rossi. Until I checked out her homepage […]

Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Goodbye Noodle

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This is a reprint of Holly’s original piece “Goodbye Noodle,” which you can get to by clicking here. It wasn’t her fault, of course, but Noodle, my family’s glorious white standard poodle, died at a very inconvenient time, just when […]

Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Lucky/Cursed

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Holly wrote the following piece during her husband Rob’s deployment in 2003, as well as a series of provocative pieces on NPR. To go to her original Beliefnet article, “Lucky/Cursed,” click here. To check out her NPR clips, click here. […]

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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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