Group Beyond Blue member Arianna started an interesting discussion thread called “Depression/Chronic Pain and Friendships.” She writes:  As we all suffer from depression, or some other MI, I’m wondering if anyone else has the same problem I am having. One of my best friend of 30 years called last night, we spoke, when I told…

The following is one of my favorite posts from Elvira’s fantastic blog, Explore What’s Next. Growing up how many times did you hear stuff like, “Who do you think you are?” or “Pride is a sin. Be humble.” It could have been well intentioned people, like our parents, who thought they were giving us good…

Sharon Begley, author of “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain” explains how training your thoughts actually changes the hard matter of your brain. She writes, “Something as seemingly insubstantial as a thought can affect the very stuff of the brain, altering neuronal connections in a way that can treat mental illness, or perhaps, lead to…

I’m, right now and right here, sitting on the peak of that so-called hill we always talk about. Things could go swell for another 40 years, at which time I’ll be buried by any remaining friends. Or they could blow up in my face and trim my life back by a few decades. My body…

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