Beyond Blue

Note to self: Do not enter Toys-R-Us after 7 p.m. or when fatigued. For a highly-sensitive person (HSP as defined by Elaine Aron in her bestseller “The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You“) with sensory-integration […]

I will be discussing my interpretation of the Pentecost on Sirius radio, on the Catholic Channel, Tuesday morning at 6:40 a.m. If you’re up, tune in! Thanks to reader Wayde who said he tuned in last time!

Read Susan Karas’s wonderful piece, “The Un-Diet,” on how she overcame her self-consciousness about her weight by clicking here.

Thanks to reader TJ Muktoyuk who asked, “How do I learn to reach out for help?” TJ, as long as you don’t expect everyone to understand (I’m speaking mostly of non-depressives), I think you can reach out in a variety […]

I mentioned in my “Depression–The Full Monty” post that one way of triumphing over despair is by an act of kenosis, or self-emptying. As Soren Kierkegaard would say, of becoming “transparent under God.” This is what Walker Percy means when […]

Americans work longer hours and take fewer vacations than most other workers around the globe. According to the Families and Work Institute, the average full-time worker spends approximately 48 hours a week at their job. I wonder how many of […]

“‘No’ may be the most powerful word in the language, but it’s also potentially the most destructive, which is why it’s hard to say,” says William Ury, director of the Global Negotiations Project at Harvard University, and author of “The […]

The following prayers are from “A Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors.” FOR GOD’S HELP Grant us, O Lord, in all our duties thy help, in all our perplexities thy counsel, in all our dangers thy protection, and in all […]

Scripture is full of “chill out,” “hang tight,” “I got ya covered,” and “we’re cool” verses. Among them: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. […]

Here’s a fascinating article in Psychology Today (March 1999) called “Depression: Beyond Serotonin” by Hara Estroff Marano. It covers some of the same studies I mentioned in my last post. “New research is challenging the assumption that the world’s most […]