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May 2009 Archives

Gretchen Rubin: How Well Do You Know Yourself? Take the Happiness Quiz

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Fellow blogger Gretchen Rubin is always getting me to think about what I could be doing differently or slightly better to arrive at that happiness thing people are always talking about. She offers her readers a great happiness quiz on her […]

Phil Fox Rose: 7 Steps to Meditation

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Thanks to Beyond Blue reader Barbara Bowman who is always turning me on to new spiritual authors and thinkers. She and many other regular readers know that I am on a forever quest to meditate. But this article she lead […]

How Would the Dalai Lama Treat a Mood Disorder?

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I was delighted by this response to my post, “My Holistic Approach to Depression” by Beyond Blue reader Rick S.: I am a Buddhist and have meditated for 35 plus years. I teach meditation and teach Buddhist philosophy in the […]

Leo Babauta: 11 Ways to Be Mindful When You’re Busy

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I just found this wonderful article on mindfulness posted on by Leo Babauta. He gives us 11 ways we can be mindful. 1. Do one thing at a time. Single-task, don’t multi-task. When you’re pouring water, just pour water. […]

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Seven Ways to Get Over an Infatuation
“Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I” wrote US songwriter Lorenz Hart about the feeling of infatuation. It’s blissful and euphoric, as we all know. But it’s also addicting, messy and blinding. Without careful monitoring, its wild wind can rage through your life leaving you much like the

posted 12:46:43pm Feb. 19, 2014 | read full post »

When Faith Turns Neurotic
When does reciting scripture become a symptom of neurosis? Or praying the rosary an unhealthy compulsion? Not until I had the Book of Psalms practically memorized as a young girl did I learn that words and acts of faith can morph into desperate measures to control a mood disorder, that faithfulness

posted 10:37:13am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

How to Handle Negative People
One of my mom’s best pieces of advice: “Hang with the winners.” This holds true in support groups (stick with the people who have the most sobriety), in college (find the peeps with good study habits), and in your workplace (stay away from the drama queen at the water cooler). Why? Because we

posted 10:32:10am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

8 Coping Strategies for the Holidays
For people prone to depression and anxiety – i.e. human beings – the holidays invite countless possibility to get sucked into negative and catastrophic thinking. You take the basic stressed-out individual and you increase her to-do list by a third, stuff her full of refined sugar and processed f

posted 9:30:12am Nov. 21, 2013 | read full post »

Can I Say I’m a Son or Daughter of Christ and Suffer From Depression?
In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” What if we aren’t glad, we aren’t capable of rejoicing, and even prayer is difficult? What if, instead, everything looks dark,

posted 10:56:04am Oct. 29, 2013 | read full post »

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