Beyond Blue
April 2010 Archives

Awhile back I wrote about James Bishop’s Optimism Software. It’s where technology meets self-help, and I believe his program can be very beneficial. (Click here for my blog about his software.)   Well, James has been very busy over the […]

When she was 50, journalist Regina Brett published a column of life lessons. By popular demand, here they are!

Here’s a cool widget thingy (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, stay cool), where you can put your mouse on the arrow and go through all 50 of Regina Brett’s lessons. Cool! if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget(‘ca65cdee-b57b-4191-b236-890e119a703d’); Get the God […]

I subscribe to NPR’s “This I Believe” series, and so often find nuggets of hope in the stories they cover. The following excerpt is from the essay by Hugo Haas, who was forced by the Nazis out of his Czech-born […]

Imagine a GPS navigational system that said something like this: “In approximately 30 minutes, you will run into your old boss, who will want to make you feel like a worthless pile of feces. Erect personal boundaries immediately…. I said, […]

I’ve spent more time in therapy than I care to think about. More hours on that bloody couch than I’ve spent in the shower, brushing my teeth, or on the phone with telemarketers, because let’s face it, when I’m home, […]

Shania Twain talked openly on Oprah Winfrey’s new cable network about her depression following the collapse of her marriage to Robert Lange, “a very deep, dark slump,” and how she forced herself back into life again. “I had to force […]

A number of tips to find the right therapist by popular blogger and psychotherapist Elvira Aletta.

In my chapter about substance abuse in Beyond Blue, I wrote: Today I realize the recovery cultures of addiction and mental illness clash. Like the Church of Scientology and neurobiology. Like Tom Cruise and common sense. Because complaining is considered […]

Recently I’ve gotten more involved in NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, who produces some great publications for those of us who either struggle with mental illness or live with a loved one’s disorder. One of my favorite features […]