It’s the elephant in the room. Your spouse stops eating with the family and begins to isolate. Your sister is solemn, no longer laughing at your jokes. According to the National Network of Depression Centers, one in five Americans have firsthand experience with depression or another mood disorder, and 50 percent of people with depression...
In his book Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, psychiatrist Mark Epstein tells the story of his first roommate in college, a guy named Steve, who signed up for the five hardest courses at Harvard and became obsessed with being the perfect student. He stopped playing his guitar, going out with friends, even stopped bathing....
Like most of the nation, I’m still reeling from the recent suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain. Last week John Hall and Kathy Emmons had me on their Pittsburg radio show to discuss my recent post on Kate Spade, to try to make sense of both losses, and to talk about where we...
I don’t think I’m alone in being inspired by the powerful sermon delivered by Rev. Michael Curry during the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this morning. He reminded the millions of people who tuned in to watch the historical event of the redemptive power of love to heal, to empower, to transform....
Huffington Post Relationship Reporter Kelsey Borresen wrote a great piece on loving a highly sensitive person. I was happy to contribute a few quotes. You might assume that a highly sensitive person is someone who simply gets emotional easily. While that’s one aspect of being an HSP, there’s more to it. Those who possess the highly sensitive...
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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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