Beyond Blue
July 2008 Archives

I found this great blog post from Craig Harper, one of Australia’s most respected motivational speakers and educators from my blogging buddy Talia Mana’s “Emotional Eating Carnival” (sounds like cotton candy, but it means collection of blog posts, sorry to […]

In Steven Curtis’s book “Understanding Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior,” he provides a table called “Steps to Understanding and Intervention” that I think can be applied to any problem we depressives encounter in our recovery. You can download the worksheets (described […]

One of the members of Group Beyond Blue, Deep Within, has started a support group called “Deep Within Our Children” at Beliefnet Community for parents or caretakers of children who have been diagnosed, or are being screened for mental health […]

A friend recently asked me what, exactly, about counseling was so helpful to me. I thought for a minute and then said, “I go in there with a mess of problems. I’m entangled in them. I’m overwhelmed. I don’t see […]

I started a discussion thread at Group Beyond Blue at Beliefnet Community where we can tackle one of our problems and come up with creative solutions. Here is my post: As you’ll see in Thursday’s post, I’m trying to transform […]

Dear God, In this week’s reading, Jesus tells the parable of the wheat and the weeds (Matthew 13: 24-30): The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep […]

Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.” And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.   And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can […]

The following meditation is by Murray Bodo, O.F.M, from his book, “Song of the Sparrow.” We fight surrender to God and resist it. Then one day we wake up and realize that letting go is the only answer. And waking […]

Awhile back I did an interview with one my mental health heroes, Fr. Joseph Girzone, who talked about carving sculptures from bars of soap to escape his depression. Now I interview another mental health hero, Priscilla Warner (who runs The […]

Following is one of my favorite excerpts from “The Faith Club”: As I listened to Suzanne I felt that I was in the presence of someone with deep faith who had dealt with suffering and loss in a way that […]