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October 2010 Archives

I used to be afraid to write. Because I knew I would write badly. I couldn’t commit my words to the page because I was sure I would use the wrong ones not to mention incorrect grammar and punctuation. I […]

A Beyond Blue reader asked: “What do you do when you are afflicted by BOTH cancer and depression? Your twelve steps work great for healthy people. But what do you do when you’re sick while trying not to plunge into […]

As a graduate student pursuing a degree in theology twelve years ago, I took a course called Systematic Theology–by far my toughest class–by a brilliant professor who was dying of bone marrow cancer. No one knew she was dying. She […]

On the blog, “Storied Mind,” one of my favorite posts is “The Longing to Leave.” It’s one of the most insightful pieces I’ve ever read about how depression can really mess up a marriage. Because when a person plummets into […]

In Luke’s gospel Jesus tells his disciples this parable: A widow begs a crooked judge for a just sentence against her adversary. After lots of badgering and nagging, the judge says, “Dang, Lady, I’m tired of you. I’ll send your […]

On the message board of my interview with Katherine Stone, author of the blog, Postpartum Progress, a reader asked this: “Is it possible that the postpartum depression can turn into something that can last for so many years? I wish I […]

I have decided to dedicate a post on Thursday to therapy, and offer you the many tips I have learned on the couch. They will be a good reminder for me, as well, of something small I can concentrate on. […]

Kate Stinchfield wrote a fascinating article in “Time” about all the chemicals that go into risk-taking. Why do men such at Spitzer with so much at stake risk it in an act of sheer stupidity? Maybe something in his noggin […]

Yes. It’s that season where I compare everything to a pumpkin! 1. It comes in all shapes and sizes (and diagnoses). 2. With enough creativity, you can it put it to good use. 3. You have to carefully monitor kids […]

This is one of my earliest videos but one of my favorites. It is my version of the Zoloft commercial, where the egg chases the butterfly, until he (the egg) poops out. Then, after he takes his meds, he’s back […]