Month

March 2013
Great new post by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. of Psych Central … “There is a voice that says I’m doing something terribly wrong and that I’m a horrible person,” said Therese Borchard, author of the book Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxietyand Making the Most of Bad Genes. In the book, Borchard lists the many things...
The following piece is also featured as a Beliefnet gallery, which you can get to by clicking here. One of my favorite scripture verses is John 20:15, when Jesus finds Mary Magdalene crying at the door of the tomb and says to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” In that moment, Jesus isn’t asking a...
In “The Emotional Brain,” Joseph LeDoux, a professor of neuroscience at New York University, explains the “fear system” in laboratory animals and humans. The almond-shaped clump of tissue called the amygdala can be a real troublemaker. Whenever you sense potential danger (26 voice-mails on your cell phone coming to life like the Nutcracker), the amygdala...
I thought it was appropriate to share this beautiful reflection of Joyce Rupp’s, inspired by the theologian Karl Rahner, on Good Friday. I found it in a beautiful book of reflections by Joyce Rupp called “Fragments of Your Ancient Name” by Joyce Rupp. God of My Bitter Hours by Joyce Rupp (Inspired by Karl Rahner)...
Today I have the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite therapists, Elvira Aletta, Ph.D., on a very important topic: chronic illness. I say important, because it now pertains to me (and thus is important), and I need to learn some coping techniques ASAP before I fall over, into the Big Black Hole of depression....
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