I found St. Jude and he reminded that life is mostly about just showing up. ____ I don’t get the idea of moving half way around the world to ‘find yourself.’ Most of my life has consisted of finding bits of myself hidden in the cracks. Sometimes the stuff we learn about ourselves is great, … More Let Go of Trying to be Your ‘Best Self’ and Just Show Up
“Do we really need to separate our emotions from our mind, our behavior, or from our spiritual selves?” For article, “Is Good Friday Good for Your Mental Health?” click on photo. Keep it Real
“You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment.” … More Your Actions Today Are an Investment for Tomorrow
“Asking whether God wants us happy or whether he cares more about our character is unhelpful. Does God prefer that a person remain in their depression, feeling deeply hopeless and dark… yet have good behavior?” For article, “Is Good Friday Good For Your Mental Health,” click on photo Keep it Real
God does not want you to change everything about yourself. He wants you to be more fully human. Faith and Mental Health, Part II ___ Growing up I sat through many religious holidays and church services. When I was young, my faith gave me a community and certainty. But as I have aged, my questions … More Is Good Friday Good for Your Mental Health?
Whoever said “Talk is cheap” must not have had a therapist. Therapy works, but it isn’t cheap. If talk is cheap, does that mean that silence is expensive? In my practice as an Addiction Therapist, I often tell clients that I get paid per question. Therapy isn’t really talk therapy, it’s more about the questions … More The Many Silences of Recovery
Waiting lines. Waiting rooms. Waiting for what? Waiting for the weekend, for vacation, for graduation… Waiting for when you feel… at peace, no anxiety, no triggers, or no more sadness. How much of our life is spent waiting to live some other moment? As we wait for the life that we want to happen, we … More Are You Waiting for Life or is Life Waiting for You?