Beyond Blue
July 2008 Archives

I think I’m smarter today than I was two years ago. At that time had someone forwarded me Newsweek’s interview with James Gordon, founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of “Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey […]

Another of his classic essays is the following, titled “Prozac Nation?” in which Kramer refutes the modern wave of thought that we are overmedicating our country, numbing America to every hiccup or discomfort, and doling out antidepressants where there is […]

I know it’s only July, but Beliefnet is gearing up for their “Most Inspiring Person of 2008” contest. The editors want to know who your picks are. Check out last year’s gallery by clicking here, and then tell us who […]

Every time I watch this video, I laugh. Fr. Jim’s joy and playfulness is just so contagious. I think he communicates more about hope and joy and how much God loves us with his jokes and laughter than most priests […]

I’ve been feeling badly that I spend so much of my day fantasizing … about a place not covered in dirty laundry, and where sex is spontaneous (not scheduled), and backrubs and pillow talk come before and after. At this […]

I loved this story by Beyond Blue reader Melzoom on the combox of my post, “Dear God: Come All Who are Weary”: My second suicide attempt was not immediately severe enough to put me in the hospital. My husband came […]

Dear God, In today’s gospel, we read about the parable of the sower (Matthew 13: 1-9), which, ironically, was the reading that Eric and I chose for our wedding (it’s not all that romantic … but read in terms of […]

The following meditation is from “Song of the Sparrow,” poems and meditations by Murray Bodo, O.F.M. God hears me.  We want to believe it with all our hearts, and so we pray mightily and storm heaven with our cries. And […]

I just now got official word that Group Beyond Blue was the winner of Beliefnet’s Top Support Group contest. Yah! I continue to be amazed and delighted at the level of support and friendship and encouragement that is present on […]

Summer is my favorite season of the year. Probably because of all the light. But (this is going to sound weird, but I know you all know what I mean), sometimes I feel pressured to be happy during the summer […]