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February 2010 Archives

Mindful Monday: You Must Do That Which You Think You Cannot Do

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The 2010 Winter Olympics recalls my favorite quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “You must do that which you think you cannot do.”

Male Depression: Scratchin’, Spittin’, Emotin’ … The Man’s Man Dilemma

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I know that many Beyond Blue readers are male, and that I don’t devote enough posts to male depression, so I am going to do a better job of publishing guest posts by men. The following post is written by […]

12 Ways to Recover from an Emotional Affair

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Jimmy Carter isn’t the only one who ever had “lust in his heart.” I receive e-mails every day from readers who are either stuck in an emotional affair or have ended one but are still extremely heartsick. First, a reminder […]

Emotional Affairs Support Group

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The Emotional Affairs Support Group that I set up in the Beliefnet Community awhile ago has plenty of members and is buzzing with interesting discussion threads. To join the conversation, click here.

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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