Beyond Blue
January 2009 Archives

Beyond Blue reader Deborah recently submitted her story to me, and considering the popularity of the Emotional Affairs Support Group, I thought it might help a few readers, so here it is … Let me introduce myself by saying 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 […]

I loved this passage by Pope Benedict XVI on what it means to live sincerely, and what it means to constantly choose goodness over evil: Sincerity is fundamental … People must feel that we are not saying words we ourselves […]

You all know that I’m a Saint-a-holic. I’m addicted to the saints because they make me feel as safe as vodka used to. Especially my patron saint, Therese of Lisieux. From a very early age, I have had a strong […]

Given that we started this week with the celebration of Martin Luther King’s dream (and I added my own to that day), and witnessed an incredible piece of history–one that I’m having trouble articulating, because seeing the million-plus people at […]

This is a day I’ve dreamed about, hoped for and prayed about: Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States of America!!!! And judging from this morning’s news coverages, I’m not the only one who’s done this! As a […]

Yesterday, I spent a good amount of time writing down the words to a spiritual familiar to most Christians and many non-Christians–just by listening again and again to it, though my eyes serve better than my ears in such matters. […]

My friend John Grohol has written an excellent article on what attributes, psychologically speaking, best predict Presidential greatness. In his recent “World of Psychology” post, he writes: A researcher named Simonton did a study in 1981 that found the single […]

I was very moved by the invocation by Rev. Rick Warren for Obama’s inauguration. I was glad to find it transcribed by CQ Transcriptions, and published by the Associated Press. Here it is … Let us pray.  Almighty God, our […]

For those who missed the first episode of “American Idol” for bipolar bloggers, let me just say that I was prompted to do a singing sequel to “The 12 (Bipolar) Days of Christmas.” Unfortunately (for you) my voice has deteriorated […]