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November 2015
For anyone with an inclination to use food as comfort—which basically includes all of us—the two months between Halloween and New Years provide one temptation after another. For me it starts the hour the trick-or-treaters have left and I assess the supply of tootsie rolls, Kit Kats, and Reese’s Cups that did not make it...
In preparation for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Gratitude is good for us every way you look at it. According to Sonja Lyubomirsky at the University of California, Riverside, it boosts our happiness levels in a number of ways: by promoting the savoring of positive life experiences; by bolstering self-worth and self-esteem and helping to cope with...
I wrote this post last week when I decided to unload Beyond Blue Foundation to a better owner (Psych Central Community Connection). I do think that learning how to be true to yourself is perhaps the hardest lesson of all. Every once in a while I pull out my one-year sobriety chip, which reads on...
I no longer chase happiness. I believe, much like renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, that you can’t PURSUE happiness. It ensues when you live a meaningful life. What you CAN chase after is resilience. And I have been pursuing that bad boy with everything I have for the last ten years. My self-help...
Dear Readers, I wanted to give you an update on the Beyond Blue Foundation. In some ways, the foundation has been wildly successful. Our online communities now number over 13,000 members. Project Beyond Blue holds over 9,200 members and Group Beyond Blue, our Facebook support group, has over 4,100 people. Our Beyond Blue Grants Program...
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