Beyond Blue

I’m reading, and rereading this archive post this week. Today would have been a good day for me to wear the t-shirt that says, “I can only please one person a day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn’t look good either.” As I progress in my recovery, I am a choosier shopper when it…

From time to time I like to go back and watch deceased college professor Randy Pausch’s video, “The Last Lecture,” as a reminder to live my days as well as I can. You probably have seen it, but here it is again.

I can’t count on my hand the number of times I’ve sobbed in front of a complete stranger because it’s happened more than a hundred times. But I can count the number of times I’ve been on the receiving end of that kind of grace: once. The morning of my son David’s Halloween party I…

It’s not often that I find good advice on how to approach my depression in a diet book, but as Eric was reading his most recent volume on how to shed pounds, “The Structure House Weight Loss Plan,” by Gerard J. Mustante, he came to a page and handed it to me. “Read that!” he…

I recently posted this piece on PsychCentral about the need to separate what we do for a living from who we are as people. To read the article, click here. I carry a few different business cards in my purse. Because I never know what conversation I will have with a stranger at any given…

I am honored to be included on Depression Treatment Center’s list of 10 Best Depression Blogs. Among the other nine are many of my friends, including Storied Mind. Click here to read the full story. Finding the best blogs on depression and depressive disorders can take a lot of time and can be depressing all…

This is a very interesting list of videos Psych Central contributor Sandra Klume compiled. She writes, “Cognitive to clinical to social, the many applications of psychology reveal profound thoughts, human frailties and strengths. These are some of the best results, framed in video players.” Click here to view the entire list. I’ve included the first…

I recently wrote a piece for Psych Central on treatment-resistant depression and some good news. In his book, Understanding Depression: What We Know And What You Can Do About It, J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., M.D. asserts that for the 20 percent of his patients who are more difficult to treat, or “treatment-resistant,” he sets an…

My sister-in-law e-mailed this to me the other day, and I loved it. I’ve learned….That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. I’ve learned….That when you’re in love, it shows. I’ve learned….That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day. I’ve learned….That having…

A friend who watched my video on friendships ending wrote me an e-mail with the most beautiful analogy . She said: As I was listening to you and watching the video, I thought about friends as being shoes in my closet. Sometimes we keep certain shoes around because they are comfortable and they are with…

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