Beyond Blue
November 2011 Archives

George Burns once said: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” So that would explain why the holidays are so stressful. Those dear relatives who live in San Francisco suddenly are lingering in front of …Read More

The weather outside might be frightful but inside it’s definitely worse. According to New York psychologist Jay Seitz, 25 percent of people experience some kind of holiday anxiety or depression. That is, one in four people sipping eggnog feel like …Read More

Sometimes God uses you own words with which to knock you over the head. Today I read a meaningful email by someone who had read my book. She said it was the passage on page 120 to 121 that provided …Read More

From my Australian friend, Sam Gyura, and courtesy of Dennis Turner:

You all may be braver than I. I do not step foot into the mall from Halloween to New Years. If I do, I usually end up locking myself in a Starbucks bathroom to finish a meltdown. So I thought …Read More

I’m always looking for stories that will console me about my lack of cooking aptitude and talent. So this Associated Press story was a clipper! “See, Eric, you don’t want me to cook, really you don’t.” To read the full …Read More

To get us in the mood for the Thanksgiving Holiday! …. Cicero said that “gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” The English preacher John Henry Jowett wrote that “every virtue divorced …Read More

If you are like me, you will be spending 90 percent of your energy from today until January 1 repeating the words “choose the apple … choose the apple” because you know what processed flour and sugar does to your …Read More

“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” –Epictetus “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” –Robert Schuller “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected …Read More

What is your favorite self-help book? A group of psychologists I connect with via LinkedIn, The Psychology Network, published their recommendations. Since most of them are mental health professionals (unlike me, who just pretends she is), their list lends credibility …Read More