In her book “The Second Neurotic’s Notebook” (what a great title!) American journalist Mignon McLaughlin wrote: “Don’t be yourself, be someone a little nicer.” I love that. And also the Dalai Lama’s advice, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”   I’m not sure if…

Swami Abhishiktananda, an Indian pioneer in the dialog between Christianity and eastern religions wrote a poignant meditation about the process of letting go of the false ego in order to embrace the true self: The Spirit blows where he will he calls from within and from without For the wise man who has discovered his…

On Beyond Blue, I focus predominantly on the problem of depression, because 99 percent of the time that’s what I am struggling with, and I figure you, too. However, I think it’s very important to discuss mania and hypomania because they can be just as, if not, more damaging to your health as depression. The…

My column on mental health, therapy, and all things in that category debuted this week on Blisstree.com, a very cool, hip website that covers everything from reality television to bad diets. I will be writing weekly for them, and I’m very excited about that! You can visit them by going to blisstree.com. In my first…

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