“A new start is not starting over.” ___ My son is graduating next month. 12 years of school is now under his belt. On the way to his commencement, I said to him, “We know what you are graduating from, but what are you graduating to?” One of his classmates speaking at the ceremony reminded … More The Courage to Begin Again
Each of us can be caught by envy. We look at the next person and long for what they have: the bigger home, kids, a better or happier relationship, a better job or a bigger office, to have a better body or to be richer. One of the most painful things we have to face … More Facing the Inevitable: Life Will Not Turn Out How You Planned
“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
“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?
Stigma. Hate. Prejudice. Abuse. Violence. Savagery. Is the world broken? Perhaps. But you and I possess the power to change it. Recovery can take a great deal of time, energy and intention. You will have to face emotions, experiences that you may wish you could forget. Or numb. Or just avoid. I know, because part … More Is the World Broken? Perhaps. But You and I Possess the Power to Change It
For article on What Does it Mean to Be Fully Alive? click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive the latest and … More Being a Decent Human Being is Not Natural. It is A Choice.
What does it mean to be fully human? I think the question is important because there is something in each of us that drives everything that we do. There is a desire to discover who we really are. We long to be tested and to discover what it means to authentically be in our own … More What Does it Mean to Be Fully Alive?