Beyond Blue
August 2008 Archives

I was moved by the comment made by Beyond Blue reader Simi on the combox of my post “Video: My Self-Esteem File.” I was happy to see this site. I am a therapist myself, and I also suffer from depression. […]

I have a learning disability called bipolar disorder. My thought process is severely distorted at times, making me believe that the plastic spider in front of me is real, and if I don’t exert all my energy into swatting it, […]

Thanks to Beyond Blue reader Larry Parker for forwarding to me Dick Cavett’s blog post on depression. It’s marvelous. I’ve excerpted a few paragraphs below. To read the entire article, click here. I thought it was interesting that he mentions […]

Dear God, In the Gospel of Matthew (14:22-33), we read: After he had fed the people, Jesus made the disciples get into a boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. After doing so, he […]

Macrina Wiederhehr explains how we can impart some of the wisdom of the monastic tradition into our workday in her book “Seven Sacred Pauses.” Among my favorite passages are these: How can we learn to open our hearts to simple […]

Ironically, right as I’m trying to incorporate some solitude into my life, Beyond Blue reader Frank sent me this meditation of his on solitude. As I read it, it occurred to me that the experience of motherhood is much like […]

I promise to get off this “if you were going to croak tomorrow” kick after today. I just have been in a reflective mood lately because I’ve noticed that the ages of persons posted in the obituaries seem to be […]

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Thanks to Group Beyond Blue member iLiberty who started a discussion thread at Group Beyond Blue in Beliefnet Community regarding what people would change if they knew they were dying. Her question was inspired by “The Last Lecture” video by […]

You guys know all about the Red Hat Society, right? The 50-and-older ladies all over town dressed in obnoxious purple outfits with red hats …  They are there, at the table next to you at lunch, telling long-winded stories to […]