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December 2010 Archives

In celebration of Christmas, I always like to remember Mary’s beautiful song of praise.   And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit rejoices in God my savior, For he has looked with favor on the lowliness […]

We’ve officially entered the hard months, the “dark ages” as the midshipmen at the Naval Academy say: the time of the year when the sun disappears and the pale complexions of your friends remind you that you had better take […]

This reflection was from two years ago, but is still very real every Christmas. I’m starting to understand Christmas as the season where Christ comes to visit you in the most unexpected ways. If you can only quiet yourself for […]

The annoying holiday letter. You know what I’m talking about, right? Here’s how it should read.

Three years ago I taped this video about the evolution of Beyond Blue. I read aloud a few letters from Beyond Blue readers. Thank you, again, for your continued support. I always love to hear from you. To view the […]

Holiday depression advice takes a creative turn for the worst.

Here are the lyrics to my “The 12 (Bipolar) Days of Christmas.” I meant to publish them with the video, but I didn’t want to spoil the surprise … because you would know what’s coming next. However, I didn’t take […]

Tips for holiday depression and holiday stress management.

The following is a guest post from John D. at Storied Mind. You can get to his original blog post by clicking here. One of the hardest admissions I have had to make about the effect of depression was to […]

The following post, originally posted in December 2006, is one of my favorites for this season. I almost blew it today. I almost told David there was no Santa Claus, or Tooth Fairy, or Easter Bunny. The practical, cynical, depressed […]