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January 2010 Archives

Mindful Monday: Haiti and the Dilemma of Suffering

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Why Haiti? Why suffering? We’ve gone here many times on Beyond Blue. But whenever a friend asks me, “How can you believe in a good God when horrendous tragedies like Haiti happen all the time?” I open my mouth, but […]

You Know Me, God, You Know Me

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On Saturday, my son received his First Reconciliation. I was one of the readers, and I found the passage that I read for the program so beautiful and comforting. It is Psalm 139:   (This is the children’s edition … […]

13 Myths of Schizophrenia

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Fellow blogger and friend Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. penned an informative blog post on Psychcentral that illuminates 13 of the prevailing myths surrounding schizophrenia. I know I haven’t covered that illness much on Beyond Blue. But I’m starting now! Because I […]

The Center Cannot Hold: A Memoir of Schizophrenia

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Photo by Will Vinet. I just found a TIME interview with Elyn Saks, author of “The Center Cannot Hold,” and found it fascinating. It begins: “My mind has been both my best friend and my worst enemy,” says Elyn Saks, […]

Previous Posts

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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