Beyond Blue
August 2008 Archives

Group Beyond Blue member SurvivorForce started a discussion thread called “Are we damned if we commit suicide?” at Group Beyond Blue on Beliefnet’s Community. He wrote:   I have heard that some believe suicide is unforgivable, and that God will …Read More

Group Beyond Blue member Rose S. posted a beautiful reflection on Group Beyond Blue called “Letter to a suicidal person from a survivor”: Dear friend, I am writing this to you both as the survivor of an attempted suicide and …Read More

Beliefnet has arranged a beautiful gallery of 10 scripture quotes about facing fear. To get to the gallery, click here. It begins … Everyone feels afraid at some point — whether it’s a gnawing, anxious feeling or a paralyzing phobia. …Read More

I think I’ve told you all before that I’m somewhat of a yoga moron. I totally get the concept of yoga, and I know I need to learn some of its basics. But I just get confused when instructors tell …Read More

According to The Johns Hopkins Winter 2008 Issue of Depression and Anxiety Bulletin: Low levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) have been associated with depression and particularly anxiety, and antidepressants have been shown to increase GABA levels. Now, preliminary …Read More

I was reading “The No-Cry Discipline Solution” last night (because I’d like to discipline without the tears and tantrums!), as recommended by my psychiatrist, and found author Elizabeth Pantley’s points for building a strong parental foundation to be ones that …Read More

Related to “12 Bricks of a Strong Mental Foundation” are these tips on how to honor yourself from Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway, who moderates The Soulmate Project on Beliefnet. Click here to begin her gallery of techniques on loving yourself. …Read More

Dear God, In the Gospel of Matthew (16:13-20), we read: Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi and he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, …Read More

My friend Jim Martin took the name of Peter as his vow name. Here’s why, as he explains in his bestseller “My Life with the Saints”: Understanding Peter’s humanity was a liberating insight for me. For if God calls each …Read More

Because I’m on vacation this week, I’ve decided to publish posts from the two-week test pilot of Beyond Blue back in October of 2006, two months before its initial launch in December 2006. We’ve come a long way! Ghandi once …Read More