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October 2008 Archives

I was touched by Beyond Blue reader Franco’s comment on the combox of my post, “12 Ways to Handle Jealousy and Envy,” in which he wrote: I think that three little words, I love you, always work magic at some […]

I also appreciated Beyond Blue Barbara’s comment on the same post, “12 Ways to Overcome Jealousy and Envy,” because it reminded the wisdom in the flick “Babe,” when the farmer says to the pig, “That’ll do, Pig. That’ll do.” If […]

Some of you know that I hold Patton Dodd in very high esteem, because his essay “Optimism Is Depressing” was so incredibly helpful when I was trying to make sense of all the folks around me who assured me that […]

Thanks to Lilit Marcus for finding this fascinating article about a bipolar woman (Bipolar II) who married a Bipolar I guy. The article’s author, Janine Millerton, articulates all the drama of the relationship in such incisive language that the bipolar […]

My blogging buddy, James Bishop at Finding Optimism, wrote a great blog recently on what NOT to say to a depressed person. I’ve excerpted from it below. To get to his blog click here. There are many terrible things that […]

On Mindful Monday, my readers and I practice the art of pausing, TRYING to be still, or considering, ever so briefly, the big picture. We’re hoping this soul time will provide enough peace of mind to get us through the […]

On Fridays I will address a question related to depression and find the answer from an expert. If you have a question you want answered, please ask it on the combox of this post, and I’ll try my best to […]

I just found a great blog by Beyond Blue reader Lisa, “We Must Not Think Too Much” (which you can get to by clicking here) that covers a plethora of topics related to mental illness. On her site was posted […]

Since it is National Boss Day, I wanted to continue a conversation that was started on the combox of my post “Job Stress Triggers Depression” about the relationship between work and depression. An anonymous Beyond Blue reader wrote this:  The […]

Ellen McGrath has written a helpful article for “Psychology Today” on boosting your self-esteem at work. I have excerpted her four strategies below, but to read the entire article, “Self-Esteem at Work,” click here. Research has shown that the more […]