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April 2008 Archives

Video: Meet Guardian Angel, Ann!

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I’ve told you about my guardian angel, but does she really exist????? I can prove it in this video. Here she is, taped live!, to tell you about her second calling, which is reaching out to fellow depressives as she […]

Video: On Being Authentic

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Sometime in her 30s, Ann decided to be authentic and tell it like it is. She has inspired me to do the same, to go public with all my foibles and frustrations. After you listen to her, you won’t want […]

Group Beyond Blue’s Status, Revolution Health, and Steve Case

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Thanks to all the Beyond Blue readers who weighed in on the combox of my post “Group Beyond Blue: Public or Private?” or at the discussion thread at Group Beyond Blue. I was confused that I called up AOL Co-Founder […]

The Self-Esteem Forum: Where Next?

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On another housekeeping topic, I wanted to let you all know that we are not going to hold the fifth Self-Esteem Forum in May. The first four were very successful. However, there were too many folks who didn’t follow through […]

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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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