Beyond Blue
March 2009 Archives

I admit that I find it somewhat consoling to read studies that prove our brains are different because that makes me feel legitimate in my gripes, or vindicated in my efforts to correct my thought distortions. Like there really is …Read More

On Mindful Monday, my readers and I practice the art of pausing, TRYING to be still, or considering, ever so briefly, the big picture. We’re hoping this soul time will provide enough peace of mind to get us through the …Read More

Abby Seixas, author of “Finding the Deep River Within,” compares practicing presence to building some INNER boundaries. Just as we might opt to let our voicemail pick up when we see a 1-800 number (meaning telemarketers), we can do the …Read More

Vietnamese Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh writes: “Life is both dreadful and wonderful. To practice meditation is to be in touch with both aspects.” I touched on this topic back on my post “When One Door Closes.” In his post, “Reclaim …Read More

On Fridays I will address a question related to depression and find the answer from an expert. If you have a question you want answered, please ask it on the combox of this post, and I’ll try my best to …Read More

I’ve been politically incorrect for as long as I can remember. I really should wear a sign around my neck that says “I apologize if I say something offensive,” because it feels like I am eating the soles of my …Read More

I’ve had the great pleasure of developing a relationship with Dr. Elisha Goldstein who writes the blog “Mindfulness and Psychotherapy” for Psych Central. I’m featuring an interview with him coming up, but I wanted to link to one of his …Read More

Many thanks to my friend John McManamy for blogging on my post “Depression: They Just Don’t Get It” last week. I like how he answers the question, “Are we all alone in our depression?” No, not really. Way too many …Read More

I was surprised to read on the combox of my post “9 rules for surviving therapy” how many readers are unsatisfied with their therapy. Here’s an article by Jennifer Bechdel of Psych Central that touches on a few steps to …Read More

I started a thread over at Group Beyond Blue about what you all have learned in therapy. It’s now filled with a lot of insightful nuggets of wisdom. Check it out by clicking here.