Beyond Blue
July 2009 Archives

Awhile back I wrote a piece called “You Really Hate Me? On Taking Criticism,” where I laid out some brain research that explains why we depressives are so sensitive and have such a hard time with insults or even constructive […]

Alright so I may have said somewhere back that I was never going to do twitter, but, well, I caved in. So far I think I have five people following me: my husband, my kids, my mother, and my sister. […]

I admire my friend and fellow blogger Katherine Stone for being such a warrior in the fight to understand postpartum depression. Whenever controversy surfaces in the media, my first inclination is to run and hide, whereas hers is to get […]

(Image: Getty Images) You know how I’ve been telling you all to head to the mirror and say to the gorgeous creature staring back at you: “I’m good enough, I’m strong enough, Gosh darn it, people like me!” Yah, well, […]

(Image credits: kaneda99) You know how you try to push out a rude, intrusive thought as you sit down to work or do the laundry, or read a book to your kids? Yeah, well try not to do that. On […]

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 […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., the founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has a lovely quote on practicing mindfulness: In his book, “Wherever […]

I loved this blog post by Beyond Blue reader Mel about what she learns from her dog, Ollie. I thought I’d give you 7 of her items and make you check out her blog to get the last three. Mel […]

Thanks to James Bishop of, I found this great piece on by Scott Adams about why dogs benefit a person’s health more than cats. He’s got some interesting hypotheses … one of which is that you have to […]

On my post “6 Favorite Prayers,” Beyond Blue reader June wrote: “Thank you so much for these!?Will there be a sequel?” Here my sequel! 9 of my favorite scripture verses … Ecclesiastes 3: A Time for Everything There is a […]