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DBSA President Sue Bergeson's Mental Health Blog

Everything Has Its Season
Sue Bergeson
Friday, September 05, 2008
  For the past several months, I've been unconsciously singing a song called "Corner of the Sky" from the musical Pippin. I'm not sure anyone remembers this song, but some of the lyrics read:   Everything has its season;Everything has its time.Show me a reason and I'll soon show you a rhyme.Ca...Chevron
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Sometimes We Make It Harder Than We Have To
Sue Bergeson
Thursday, August 21, 2008
  Zen Question and Response The students of Tibetan Buddhist Kalu Rimpoche and those of Providence Zen Center founder Seung Sahn arranged for the two Zen masters to meet and engage in dialogue. When Seung Sahn arrived, he picked up an orange, held it in front of Kalu Rimpoche, and asked, "What...Chevron
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The Sound of Music
Sue Bergeson
Thursday, August 14, 2008
  What do Sting, James Taylor, Bobbi Brown, Judy Collins, Axel Rose, Rosemary Clooney and DMX all have in common?   They all live(d) with depression or bipolar disorder. Music plays an important role in the recovery journey for many of us. Some of us have certain songs we play to manage our de...Chevron
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What Can We Learn from Others?
Sue Bergeson
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
"I'd overcome a problem with drinking long ago-I hadn't touched alcohol in 18 years-but the pain was so unrelenting, I found myself drinking again. If you're in constant pain, you'll do anything. It just wears you down." --Ron, living with arthritis   "Finally, I began to realize the underlyin...Chevron
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Talking About Therapy
Sue Bergeson
Thursday, July 31, 2008
"When the bird and the book disagree, always believe the bird."--James Audubon (1785-1851)   I was on a phone meeting the other day (I know you're shocked to hear this—it seems to be all I do!) and found myself being confronted by a well-meaning health care professional trying to teach me the c...Chevron
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