Beyond Blue
October 2008 Archives

My second job out of college was with a religious giftware company. I was a product-development coordinator for “inspirational” brands, which meant I was required to do things like write directions on how to bury St. Joseph for a “St. […]

According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first week of October to celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) and Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day. In 1990, the […]

According to John Bradshaw, author of “Home Coming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child,” the process of healing your wounded inner child is one of grief. And it involves these seven steps (in Bradshaw’s words): 1. Trust For your wounded […]

I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked this question. And I can’t think of a better way of answering than James Bishop’s article, “12 Ways to Care for Someone with Depression,” which you can get to by clicking […]

Group Beyond Blue member Micaiah started a fantastic thread on Group Beyond Blue called “Quote of the Day.” He explains: One of the things I do in my classroom every day is post a “Quote of the Day.” These used […]

Another entertaining and thoughtful thread at Group Beyond Blue is the one started by Group Beyond Blue Member Vick2008 called “Growing Older Learning Lessons.” Because I feel like I’m always learning some lesson, I tuned in and was glad I […]

We now have over 1,000 members of Group Beyond Blue! I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of you who have been such active members. Because all of the interesting discussion threads that you post are why […]

Since today is the feast of my patron saint, Therese of Lisieux, and it’s video day (Wednesday), I thought I’d republish my video on the roses that came when I prayed for all of you, especially those that had been […]

I found another cool video that featured several images of St. Therese set to beautiful music. If you love this saint, like I do, you’ll like it. To view the YouTube video, click here. To read more Beyond Blue, go […]

Beliefnet’s Rod Dreher wrote an interesting post on saints and signs while back. You can get to his post by clicking here. I’ve pasted it below, but you should go to his post to read the interesting stories on the […]