Beyond Blue
June 2010 Archives

Also from BP Magazine: six tips from Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Stay on your medication. Get regular sleep. “[This is] far and away the most important thing next to medication.” Get […]

Spiritual author Henry Nouwen writes:   “When suddenly you seem to lose all you thought you had gained, do not despair. Your healing is not a straight line. You must expect setbacks and regressions. Don’t say to yourself, “All is […]

A dozen things to do if you relapse from depression or any addiction.

I really do believe in fate.  I mean, I know that my path isn’t carved in stone, and I have (too many, in my opinion) choices in how I get from point A to point B. But I firmly believe […]

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Ted Zeff, Ph.D., author of “The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide,” “The Highly Sensitive Person’s Companion,” and “The Strong, Sensitive Boy.” He currently teaches workshops and consults internationally on coping strategies for highly […]

One of Beliefnet’s most popular galleries is “10 Inspiring Quotes for a Depressed Heart.” I’ve included several of them here.     *  “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your […]

The following is a fascinating interview by Douglas Eby of another expert on highly-sensitive persons, life coach Jenna Forrest. Douglas Eby: According to Elaine Aron, author of “The Highly Sensitive Person,” about 15 to 20 percent of people have this […]

I fear that I’m giving my daughter an eating disorder with intentions of teaching her how to eat right. Which begs the question: which is more harmful–obesity (and diabetes) or an eating disorder? I’ve implemented a “one-treat rule” in our […]

Among some very insightful posts on the blog “Weightless” is this one on ways to recognize poor body image…. In this day and age, it seems like a positive body image is a rarity. Whether you fit today’s skinny standards or […]

Six million men, or seven percent of American men, suffer from depression, and millions more suffer silently because they either don’t recognize the symptoms.