Beyond Blue
April 2010 Archives

I realize the more professional thing to do would be to keep this to myself, but, since I’ve always vowed to be as truthful as possible in my blog, here it is … I’ve been in the process of mourning […]

I love this meditation that I read the other morning by Jean Vanier, the founder of l’Arche, an international network of communities for the mentally disabled. I believe that the forces of life and the desires for communion are greater […]

It’s helpful for me to remember concrete moments where I gave up all control, when I let myself be transformed under the “stars of hope. Here is one such moment, an “exodus moment,” when I crossed the Red Sea from […]

The unemployment rate today has skyrocketed to approximately 10% and is forecasted to stay above 9.5 percent for the rest of 2010. For the first time in American history, more women are working than men because close to 80 percent […]

Brilliant editor Holly Rossi has compiled of all my Depression Busters pieces into one cool resource page. Divorced? Unemployed? Caregiver? New mom? I got ya covered. Take a look and share with your friends if you think they would, you […]

Mark Twain once wrote, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”   I like that. But get real. In a culture preoccupied with youth and beauty, where there has been a 114 […]

I love this time of the liturgical year, because the readings are full of hope and renewal, of promise and light. Here’s a nice meditation I read the other morning by Richard Hobbs, a convert to Catholicism and father of […]

Since we’ve been exploring the relationship between recovery from depression or another mood disorder and twelve-step work, I thought I’d share this meditation by Henri Nouwen with you as a Mindful Monday. This first step–admitting powerlessness–is so very important not […]

Mark Gauvreau Judge wrestles with the belief that an alcoholic must admit to being powerlessness in order to begin recovery. I found this intriguing because I had such difficulty with that myself, since I gave up booze so early in […]

Today I have the great pleasure of interviewing a hero of mine, the brilliant mind behind, the Internet’s largest and oldest mental health network … Dr. John Grohol. John is the CEO and founder of Psych Central and has […]