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On Mindful Monday, my readers and I practice the art of pausing, TRYING to be still, or considering, ever so briefly, the big picture. We’re hoping this soul time will provide enough peace of mind to get us through the […]

On Fridays I will address a basic psychiatric question and find the answer from an expert. If you have a question you want answered, please ask it on the combox of this post, and I’ll try my best to do […]

On Fridays I will address a basic psychiatric question and find the answer from an expert. If you have a question you want answered, please ask it on the combox of this post, and I’ll try my best to do […]

Like most dinner conversations last night, ours was about Wall Street and our course of action. As Eric and I talked about what best to do at a time of financial crisis, it occurred to me that the same tools […]

I started a discussion thread called “Wall Street Anxiety” at Group Beyond Blue at Beliefnet Community, where I asked folks to share their tips on combatting financial panic. Join the conversation by clicking here. To read more Beyond Blue, go […]

When I was an assistant editor at U.S. Catholic magazine, I remember publishing a piece by Christine Gudorf called “Don’t Cancel That Guilt Trip.” She makes a strong case for why we should, as a society, hang on to a little guilt […]

I know my title sounds sexist. Like men are the only ones working. HELLO??!!! Job stress triggers depression in women, too! BUT research suggests that job stress is often the primary trigger for depression in men, whereas relationship stress (you […]

One of my favorite male bloggers is John at Storied Mind because he writes about things most of my readers can relate to: work stress, sexual addictions, and the fine line between health and illness. I love his post called […]

Also from MayoClinic.com, these health complications resulting from untreated depression, and the suicide statistics for males (note: this is written for the reader seeking help): Like other men, you may feel that your depression symptoms aren’t severe. You may believe […]

In her book “Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Throughout the Hours of the Day,” spiritual teacher Macrina Wiederkehr writes: The mystical possibilities are revealed to us in our intentional pauses. … If we practice living mindfully, we slowly begin to […]

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