Beyond Blue
March 2010 Archives

Winston Churchill once wrote, “The heights of great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.”   I love that quote. And I remember it throughout […]

Yesterday a very talented woman paid  a visit to me. As regular Beyond Blue readers know, I’ve been in a big funk the last week/month/year/lifetime, so I didn’t really think much about her visit until she was here.   She […]

I just received this email from a Beyond Blue reader and I wanted to throw it out to you for feedback, since I really don’t know the answer: I am and have always been severely depressed. However, I have never […]

I’ve been meaning to cover the DSM-V, you know, the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. But, as I said earlier, I’ve been too busy ruminating. Alas, here comes John McManamy with his own version. And I like this one a […]

I used to think only depressed people had a little man living inside of them yelling insults into their ears several times a day. But the more I describe my inner short dude to trusted friends and family members, the […]

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Douglas Eby, M.A./Psychology, who is a writer and researcher on the psychology of creative expression, high ability and personal growth. He is creator of the Talent Development Resources series of sites (including […]

Because I’m needing some extra encouragement and inspiration these days, I thought I’d publish this lovely parable that my guardian angel Ann sent me awhile back. One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality…. I […]

I’ve often talked about my self-esteem file and how important it is when you have low seasons like I am in now. Sometimes I’ve had to solicit the warm fuzzies (I know, I know, kind of awkward, yes). But at […]

With Spring days away, I thought it appropriate to publish this lovely poem by Theron Messer, a graduate student at Oxford University. From shortest to the longest day Each season slowly drifts away With gracious time for life’s adjustment. As […]

Since today is not only St. Patrick’s Day, the biggest drinking day of the year, but also my 21st anniversary of sobriety, I wanted to talk to Patrick about dual diagnosis, since he is also a recovering alcoholic. I asked […]