Man, what a tough question : “What I wish I had known before I had kids (that I know now)…” (click link for first post in this series) • • • Before I had kids, wow. I can’t remember what it was like. I wish I could tell my kids something profound like follow your heart … More What I Wish I had Known Before I had Kids (That I Know Now)…
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?
Sometimes miracles happen. Perfect days. Amazing experiences. Healing. But then you are left with a basket of broken fish. Broken fish? There is a story in the New Testament where Jesus performs a miracle to feed a large crowd. I don’t often write about the bible or specifically about Jesus. If you are not religious, … More What Can You Do When All that You Have Left is Brokenness?
For article on how relapse can improve your recovery, 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 best of … More Perfectionism Will Destroy Your Recovery
A slip made me realize that I have defined recovery as being perfect rather than improving. ___ This post is personal for me. Last week, I had another junk food binge. Christmas is hell on my recovery for a lot of reasons and for me right now, food is a battleground. This time, I … More How Relapse has Improved My Recovery
I am excited and honored that one of my articles made it to the Patheos blog, “Grace is Messy,” hosted by Steve Austin. The article, 7 Ways that Faith Creates a Health Life can be found at this link or by clicking on the photo above. I hope that you check out my article and … More This Article Made it To the “Grace is Messy” Top Ten Posts of 2016!
“Hello God, You have reached the voicemail of SMSwaby. Unfortunately, I’m busy right now. You can leave a message at the sound of the tone. I will respond within two business days, but please recognize that I have been very, very busy lately. If you want to speak to me, please speak louder than … More Hello God, I’m Busy Right Now So Please Leave a Message