Beyond Blue
June 2009 Archives

I think one of the most consoling things a fellow manic depressive ever told me was that I (the person known as Therese) never disappeared during my severe depression. It felt like I did, of course. Because I could barely […]

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 […]

Today I have the delight of interviewing fellow blogger, John McManamy. He is an award-winning mental health journalist and author of “Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You … That You Need to Know” […]

Titles like this usually make me cringe. Because I’m waiting to hear some easy solution to all the complications that arise in almost any long-term relationship. But this piece by John Grohol of Psych Central I found to be solid, […]

I have really enjoyed John McManamy’s recent articles on play, and how it is absolutely crucial that we have some fun. So I invited him to elaborate a little here on that point. Hi, Therese. Many thanks for having me […]

For readers like myself that still have a hard time envisioning what play really is, here’s a great example.To get to the YouTube video, click here.You’ll find John McManamy playing the didgeridoo. And if you don’t know what I’m talking […]

On Mother’s Day, Group Beyond Blue moderator Mel started a discussion thread for folks who have strained or distanced relationships with their moms or children. And for Father’s Day, she’s done the same. You can get to the Group Beyond […]

You may want to rent the movie “Austin Powers” before you watch my video on mini-me. You’ll appreciate my logic a tad more. But even if you haven’t watched the flick marketed toward adolescents or anyone with an adolescent sense […]

My interview today is with David Borchard, Ed.D. NCC, a licensed professional counselor career management consultant with 30 years of experience helping adults identify their passions and develop a vision for the next phase of their lives. He specializes in […]

I also asked David Borchard, licensed career counselor and consultant (and my father-in-law), this question: How can finding your passion, either as a new career or a pastime, contribute to better mental health? Here’s what he said: The human mind […]