Beyond Blue
Inspiration and Prayer Archives

I wanted to share this quote from St. Teresa of Avila because many of you loved the prayer by Thomas Merton that said the desire to love God is enough. In this passage, another of my favorite saints basically says […]

I’m reading, and rereading this archive post this week. Today would have been a good day for me to wear the t-shirt that says, “I can only please one person a day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn’t look […]

From time to time I like to go back and watch deceased college professor Randy Pausch’s video, “The Last Lecture,” as a reminder to live my days as well as I can. You probably have seen it, but here it […]

I can’t count on my hand the number of times I’ve sobbed in front of a complete stranger because it’s happened more than a hundred times. But I can count the number of times I’ve been on the receiving end […]

I recently posted this piece on PsychCentral about the need to separate what we do for a living from who we are as people. To read the article, click here. I carry a few different business cards in my purse. […]

My sister-in-law e-mailed this to me the other day, and I loved it. I’ve learned….That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. I’ve learned….That when you’re in love, it shows. I’ve learned….That just […]

A friend who watched my video on friendships ending wrote me an e-mail with the most beautiful analogy . She said: As I was listening to you and watching the video, I thought about friends as being shoes in my […]

Valentine’s Day is a good time to remember all the ways we can be loving, not just to the guy/gal sitting across from you at the kitchen table, but also your boss, your mother, your boss’s mother, and her mother. […]

I have been sent the prayer by St. Theresa, my patron saint, so many times. But reading it today, I realized it’s the perfect prayer for perfectionists. Here it is: May today there be peace within. May you trust God […]

The publishing and public-speaking businesses are no different from other industries. No one wants to publish you until you get that first book, because Lord knows what you might write between the covers. No speaking agent is going to take […]