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August 2009 Archives

I find recovery from depression and anxiety to be one ongoing project. Sometimes I wake up and I’ve got plenty of energy to start cracking at the project, and other mornings I’m sick of the damn project, and I have […]

Nothing feeds procrastination like perfectionism. Because the fear of mistakes disables all efforts to start a project. In her Psychology Today article, “Pitfalls of Perfectionism,” Hara Estroff Marano writes a comprehensive piece about perfectionism and gives us a better idea […]

Last August I unplugged for 19 days and I emerged a more resilient, more grounded person.   So I’m going to do it again this August. Yep close to three weeks my laptop will be hidden in my closet–back behind […]

Kari Henley wrote an important post earlier this summer on the importance of vacations and why Americans are behind on taking time off. She writes: Only 14% of Americans took two weeks of vacation last year, and the number of […]

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 […]

In his book “Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds,” Victor M. Parachin tells a Japanese tale about how powerful our emotions can be, and how we must manage them, not vice versa. He writes: A Japanese samurai warrior visited a Zen […]

Beyond Blue is one of the stopping points of Judith Orloff’s virtual blog tour. I was intrigued, especially, by the chapter in her book, “Emotional Freedom,” on sensitive people finding relationships that work. So with her publisher’s permission, here is […]

Elaine Aron, whose book “The Highly Sensitive Person” I’ve discussed often on Beyond Blue, also writes about the topic of sensitive-types in relationships. In fact, she devoted a whole book to it, “The Highly Sensitive Person in Love.” Here are […]

right brain and left brain illustrations

Financial stress and recession anxiety: I imagine the worst, and rely on God.

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