Beyond Blue
March 2011 Archives

I recently wrote a post for on overcoming embarrassments. You can find it here. I’ve excerpted from it below. There’s a reason why we say we’re dying of embarrassment. Because while we’re in the midst of an embarrassing episode, …Read More

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I have decided to dedicate a post on Thursday to therapy, and offer you the many tips I have learned on the couch. They will be a good reminder for me, as well, of something small I can concentrate on. …Read More

The other day I covered 10 things you should not say to a loved one if you don’t want your name to come up in her therapy sessions. It covered a lot of ground, so I get why some folks …Read More

Awhile back I returned to my high school alma mater and spoke to the high school students. Here’s the gist of my message: 12 Things I Learned in High School. 1. Act as if you belong. In 12-step support groups …Read More

One of the most difficult parts of my recovery from depression and anxiety is the obsessions that can accompany a period of instability. Just when I think I’ve reached a plateau of relative peace, something happens—usually involving a mistake, weakness, …Read More

This post is from my archives, but since I’m lining up my vices these days to measure which one is most lethal, I thought I’d republish it. Thanks to Reader Peg, who posted the following comment on the “The Happy …Read More

For today’s meditation, I pulled together a bunch of my favorite sayings and quotes that I read on the hard days. I hope they help you too. “Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when …Read More

Since I was supposed to meet Ryan Howes today at a psychotherapy convention in DC but couldn’t because I’m in Norfolk, VA meeting all the new owners of Beliefnet, I thought I’d publish my interview with him from awhile back. …Read More

CBS News and recently published a nice gallery listing what you SHOULD tell a depressed love one and what you SHOULD NOT. I have my own list. Here are 10 things you definitely DON’T want to say, a collection …Read More