Beyond Blue
April 2009 Archives

A friend of mine recently suggested that I ask God to personalize a meditation for me … to pick up either the Bible or some spiritual author and start flipping the pages until I feel my spirit move. This morning […]

Can women and men just be friends? I don’t know. For the time being, I only befriend balding men over the age of 65. Oh, and gay priests. John Grohol over at Psych Central recently did some research on the topic […]

This was really an epiphany for me: that URGENT doesn’t necessarily mean IMPORTANT. In “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People,” Stephen Covey explains: The two factors that define an activity are URGENT and IMPORTANT. URGENT means it requires immediate […]

Most research into the causes of depression focus on the limbic system: what the neurons and neurotransmitters inside that part of our brain of are to. However, more and more research is focusing on the endocrine system, and how our […]

I think many people make the mistake of blowing off the diagnosis of a pituitary tumor. I know that I did. The word “benign” is misleading. I strongly suggest those who have one to check out this overall explanation by […]

Alas, I need something positive to say after those somewhat somber posts. So … I bring you a link to Holly and Valerie’s “How to Celebrate ‘Feel Better Day’!” They love acrostics, over there, at Fresh Living. And I like […]

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 […]

According to the Book of the Prophet Isaiah: If you hold back your foot on the sabbath from following your own pursuits on my holy day; If you call the sabbath a delight, and the Lord’s holy day honorable; If […]

Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act has broad support in Congress, needs public pressure to overcome procedural obstacles WASHINGTON – As bloggers around the country today advocate for passage of federal legislation to combat postpartum depression, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), […]

It’s supposed to be the most exciting time of your life … and everyone is telling you how lucky you are to have a beautiful baby, but all you can do is cry. You’re pretty sure none of your new-mom […]