Beyond Blue
May 2008 Archives

Motherhood provides a host of useful lessons on how to live with mental illness, and vice versa. Here are just a few things the two have in common (in my opinion, of course): 1. Five years into both of them, […]

STOP MAKING BABIES! Love, Your Husband

In light of Mother’s Day this weekend, I thought I’d interview Cooper Munroe, one of the coolest moms out there in cyberspace who, with her friend Emily McKhann, started a website called, one of the most comprehensive resources out […]

? On Cooper and Emily’s site,, they post the following as their charter. I think it’s fabulous! We Know. We Believe. It’s Time. We know Becoming a mother means becoming a wholly new human being And that transformation can […]

?? Over the weekend, I e-mailed my friend Priscilla Warner (who moderates the fantastic “The Faith Club” group in Beliefnet’s Community, to get to click here) to ask her what she does when she feels sad, when she experiences the […]

Join the interesting discussion thread, “How Do You Fill the Hole in the Soul?” that I started a few days ago at Group Beyond Blue, which you can get to by clicking here. Lots of interesting suggestions are thrown out, […]

I am forever indebted to my writing instructor, Laura Oliver, for everything she taught me about the craft. But more importantly, she taught me how to go inside for what you need, and to try to resist the urge to […]

In her classic book, “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity,” Julia Cameron offers readers twelve ways to recover their sense of self or inner creativity. According to this artist, nurturing one’s creative powers is a spiritual exercise–and […]

I’m getting better at reading my mood and recognizing signs of hypomania, but I still have a ways to go. Thank God I have several good friends in my life who love me enough to tell me they think I’m […]

My guardian angel, Ann, sent me the book “Manic” by Terri Cheney. I absolutely loved her epilogue: I’m sitting in my favorite café, writing a line, crossing it out. Writing a line, crossing it out. My soft-boiled egg will be […]