“I find myself at times reacting to unseen threats… afraid of hurt, of wound. But now I know that I have love as my companion.” For the rest of the article, ” Love Will Change Your Relationship With Fear,” click on the photo. Photo by Ian Chen on Unsplash
It’s a tough question: “How would you describe your relationship with your parents, growing up?” I have asked many clients this question. And in some of my quieter moments, the question also sits with me. Our relationship with our parents will stay with us John Lennon was wrong: “Love is NOT all you need…” As … More Love is Supposed to be Unconditional, But You Feel Unsettled by It?
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?
Danish researchers at the Happiness Research Institute researched 1095 Facebook users and compared regular users to those who took a week off. They found: A better social life. Finding it easier to concentrate. Being in a better mood. Wasting less time. Rather than using Facebook, people used their time to talk to each other, call … More Take a Week off Facebook and You Will Improve Your Mental Health
Point blank — relationships are complicated. When they go south, they can sometimes be a blame game, and it’s all too easy point fingers at our partner when you-know-what hits the fan. But can we blame mental illness on our partner? While relationships can be amazing, enriching experiences, they do have the potential to be … More Can A Relationship Make You Mentally Ill?
For article, “4 Ways that Depression has Changed My Life” click on photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. I work as … More This is Why I No Longer Read Self Help Books
For article, “Maybe it’s Time to Give Yourself the Gift of Closure?” click on the photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. … More Closure Will Not Make You Bulletproof, Painproof, or Hurtproof