Beyond Blue
November 2010 Archives

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. […]

I was inspired by the comment on Karly Randolph Pittman on the combox of my post “Video: I’m Simplifying My Life This Lent (FOR REAL). Karly runs a website called First Ourselves which can be found out She has […]

“A family that vomits together stays together.” That’s a modification from Father Peyton’s famous line–“A family that prays together stays together”–and sums up our Thanksgiving two years ago, when the whole family (parents and both little virus transporters) caught a […]

Of all my tools to combat depression and negativity, humor is by far the most fun. And just like mastering the craft of writing, I’m finding that the longer I practice laughing at life–and especially it’s frustrations–the better I become […]

A classic that I like to post on Beyond Blue every now and then … One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality…. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to […]

The following is an excerpt from “The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Second Edition” by David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D., Copyright © 2010. It is reprinted here with permission from Guilford Publications. “I had always struggled with my periods, which birth control […]

On Veteran’s Day, I thought it was appropriate to site some statistics about veterans and mental health:   Almost one in three veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq confront mental health problems. On an average day in this country, suicide […]

Dr. Val Jones (formerly of Revolution Health) published an interesting interview with Richard K. Harding, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science and an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School […]

I call the 61 days between Halloween and New Year’s “the eating season,” because the temptation to snack on all kinds of crap is intrusive this time of year, with boxes of Belgian chocolate coming in with every client who […]

If you have ever wondered why you don’t fare well in noisy places, why it takes you so much longer to adjust to change, or why your feelings are so much more intense than your friends, you will appreciate this […]