15 Quotes that Motivate and Inspire

15 Quotes that Motivate and Inspire

I recently joined “The Psychology Network” on LinkedIn and have been enjoying the discussion among mental health professionals (since I’m not really one, but pretend to be all the time). Especially intriguing was the discussion thread called “What are some of your favorite quotes that have motivated and inspired you?” They are quotes that they […]

Everyone Has a Guardian Angel

Does everyone have a guardian angel? Mike Leach, author of “Why Stay Catholic? Unexpected Answers to a Life-Changing Question” thinks so. This is one of my favorite sections of his book. “Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings!” —Zuzu Bailey, “It’s a Wonderful Life” “I believe in angels.” […]

Empty-Nest Depression

Since many mothers have just shipped off their offspring for the first time since they brought the babes home, they are experiencing what mental health professionals have termed “empty nest depression.” I have to be honest, I can’t really relate to that right now from where I’m sitting, at the beginning of flu season trying […]

8 Ways to Manage an Anniversary

<span><img alt=”9:11 image.jpg” src=”https://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondblue/files/import/imgs/9%3A11%20image.jpg” width=”250″ height=”189″ style=”float: left;margin: 0 20px 20px 0″ /></span> <p>Most of us circle a few days of the calendar year that we know will be difficult to get through: the anniversary of a death, traumatic event, or even happy occasion. These dates are charged with emotion.&nbsp;</p><p>September 11 falls under that category […]

On Being Still

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope  For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love  For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith  But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.  Wait without thought, for you […]

12 Depression Busters for Seniors

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Roughly a quarter of people age 65 or older suffer from depression. More than half of doctor’s visits by the elderly involve complaints of emotional distress. Twenty percent of suicides in this country are committed by seniors, with the highest success rate belonging to older, white men. According to a recent report in the “Journal […]