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I must admit, when I picked up the copy of People magazine with Catherine Zeta Jones on the cover, I was nervous to read what was between the covers. Because I don’t trust Hollywood’s coverage of mood disorders. I mean, […]

As of yesterday morning, the official death toll from Japan’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and killer tsunami has passed 2400.   I’m not sure what more to say than this: the families mourning the 2,414 people who have been confirmed dead, the […]

Image credit Peggy Dembicer “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates,” said Forrest Gump in the 1994 film. Yeah, well I think it’s more like a game of Candy Land. We’ve been averaging about three games a […]

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 […]

Image by Ben Weeks. Here’s where I sound very, very bipolar. I wrote an article a few weeks ago on “10 Good Things About Depression” and now I’m supporting psychiatrist Ron Pies’s viewpoint that we should not perpetuate what he […]

I’m going to do a little name dropping here and say that my FRIEND Jim Martin has become Stephen Colbert’s chaplain. This is his THIRD appearance on The Colbert Report, and Jim invited me to be part of the audience! […]

Thanks to fellow blogger Susan Schechter for referring me to a hilarious four-second video. Because I’m still a technological moron, I can’t figure out how to embed it, so I’m going to send you all to her blog, “If You’re […]

Let me utter my full disclosure upfront: I spend way too much time on the social networking site, Facebook, and there is a very real possibility that I’m addicted to it. In fact, I’m developing my own twelve-step program to […]

My friend John Grohol has written an excellent article on what attributes, psychologically speaking, best predict Presidential greatness. In his recent “World of Psychology” post, he writes: A researcher named Simonton did a study in 1981 that found the single […]

I was very moved by the invocation by Rev. Rick Warren for Obama’s inauguration. I was glad to find it transcribed by CQ Transcriptions, and published by the Associated Press. Here it is … Let us pray.  Almighty God, our […]