Beyond Blue: A Final Thank You

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Yesterday was my last Beyond Blue post. Since I wasn’t able to publish a concluding post, I thought I would do so here. Two words are appropriate. Thank you. I wanted to be sure to communicate one last message of gratitude for all your support. My first post published only a couple of months after […]

6 Steps Toward Resilience & Greater Happiness


The opposite of depression is not happiness, according to Peter Kramer, author of“Against Depression” and“Listening to Prozac,” it is resilience: the ability to cope with life’s frustrations without falling apart. Proper treatment doesn’t suppress emotions or dull a person’s ability to feel things deeply. It builds a protective layer — an emotional resilience — to safeguard a depressive from […]

10 Quotes on Following Your Dreams

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I wanted to offer some quotes on following your dreams since I recently decided to transition from a stable job as a defense contractor to my passion: writing about mental health. The following quotes are from a great little book called “2500 Years of Wisdom: Sayings of the Great Masters.” You’ll break the worry habit […]

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mood


During the last ten years, there has been a flurry of studies on what makes us happy. Surprisingly, it’s not about how much money we make, or the prestige of the corner office. Experts in the field of positive psychology have interviewed people and groups all over the world to discover the elements that affect […]

Oops: Why Mistakes Aren’t All Bad


10:00 a.m. Accidentally pressed “reply all” to everyone in my company, offering sincere condolences to a co-worker who lost her mom three years ago, which spurred dozens of emails companywide on who died, and whether or not the company should send flowers. Oops. 10:50 a.m. Wrote a premature announcement on a website that I would […]

Don’t Waste 14 Good Days


From my archives … I have had 14 days without any “I wish I were dead” thoughts. Two full weeks. It’s exhilarating but–and I know you can appreciate this–scary. Because I am so nervous for the thoughts to come back. It’s like finding your balance on water skis. I’m going … I’m going … I’m […]