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May 2009 Archives

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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, …Read More

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 …Read More

Fellow blogger Gretchen Rubin is always getting me to think about what I could be doing differently or slightly better to arrive at that happiness thing people are always talking about. She offers her readers a great happiness quiz on her …Read More

Thanks to Beyond Blue reader Barbara Bowman who is always turning me on to new spiritual authors and thinkers. She and many other regular readers know that I am on a forever quest to meditate. But this article she lead …Read More

I was delighted by this response to my post, “My Holistic Approach to Depression” by Beyond Blue reader Rick S.: I am a Buddhist and have meditated for 35 plus years. I teach meditation and teach Buddhist philosophy in the …Read More

I just found this wonderful article on mindfulness posted on by Leo Babauta. He gives us 11 ways we can be mindful. 1. Do one thing at a time. Single-task, don’t multi-task. When you’re pouring water, just pour water. …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

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