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February 2008 Archives

Here’s an interesting story about shopping and depression. To read the Associated Press article, click here. It begins: BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) — If you’re sad and shopping, watch your wallet: A new study shows people’s spending judgment goes out the […]

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid. -Harlan Miller

We all need our security items: an adult version of a pacifier. Mine is a comfy sweater that I’m always wearing in these videos (much like Mr. Roger’s green cardigan) and my medal of St. Therese. But when I’m in […]

When Jesus told us that we should have a child-like faith, I took him at face value. Because I am a doubting Thomas so much of the time, I rely on signs and miracles to confirm God’s presence in my […]

When a man and a woman marry, they decide to become one. Of course, they must decide which one, and that is often where the storm starts. -Pierce Harris

If I caught your attention with my title, good. That was the point. Because it was absurd (my title, I mean). Let’s celebrate AIDS! Breast Cancer! Dementia! Yeah! They are all ways of embracing our darker sides! Let’s create t-shirts […]

Last week’s post on the Newsweek happiness article provoked many interesting comments. I especially liked this insightful one from Beyond Blue reader Mia: Such a great discussion here. And I really love the distinctions being made: “medicine” vs “drugs” and […]

Last week I started a discussion thread at Group Beyond Blue (in Beliefnet’s Community) about possibly starting a buddy system within Beyond Blue so we have even more support than is offered through discussion threads, blog comments, and participation in […]

Men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. -Rita Rudner

A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that doesn’t mean she can’t have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones. -Cher