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Therese Borchard
One of my least favorite Scripture passages is the one about Mary and Martha. Most Bible thumpers know exactly which one I’m referring to. My not-so-religious friend who found herself in Bible study one afternoon was totally confused.  “I’m sorry, who are we talking about? Martha Stewart?” she asked. The story of Mary and Martha...
When you first hear the word “grounding,” you may think of espresso beans, but sadly the term has nothing to do with Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. It simply means activities that connect you to the surface of the earth, like walking barefoot in the grass. The purpose of this is to be in contact with...
Three years ago I began to have problems with my concentration and memory. A veritable Goldilocks, I went from one physician to another seeking the solution. Each had a different explanation, of course, some more alarming than others. A few said I didn’t have a condition at all — that my symptoms simply aligned with...
In his book Four Quartets, poet T.S. Eliot wrote: I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hopeFor hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without loveFor love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faithBut the faith and the love and the hope are all in the...
Years ago I asked a renowned physician to endorse my book about depression. He told me that he stopped writing endorsements for books because in order to put his stamp of approval on a product, he would need to read it from cover to cover, and he just didn’t have time to do that. His...
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