I am a 45 year old female and I have two grown children. I had made it a point to make peace, as an adult with my childhood and feel that I have come a long way in dealing with my issues. I made sure that my family knew that I had gotten passed a lot of my isues, before they passed away. And most importantly that I forgave them for all the hurts they had caused me. My question to you is will I ever stop fighting to heal my emotions?
Seven Ways to Get Over an Infatuation “Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I” wrote US songwriter Lorenz Hart about the feeling of infatuation. It’s blissful and euphoric, as we all know. But it’s also addicting, messy and blinding. Without careful monitoring, its wild wind can rage through your life leaving you much like the
When Faith Turns Neurotic When does reciting scripture become a symptom of neurosis? Or praying the rosary an unhealthy compulsion? Not until I had the Book of Psalms practically memorized as a young girl did I learn that words and acts of faith can morph into desperate measures to control a mood disorder, that faithfulness
How to Handle Negative People One of my mom’s best pieces of advice: “Hang with the winners.” This holds true in support groups (stick with the people who have the most sobriety), in college (find the peeps with good study habits), and in your workplace (stay away from the drama queen at the water cooler). Why? Because we
8 Coping Strategies for the Holidays For people prone to depression and anxiety – i.e. human beings – the holidays invite countless possibility to get sucked into negative and catastrophic thinking. You take the basic stressed-out individual and you increase her to-do list by a third, stuff her full of refined sugar and processed f
Can I Say I’m a Son or Daughter of Christ and Suffer From Depression? In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” What if we aren’t glad, we aren’t capable of rejoicing, and even prayer is difficult? What if, instead, everything looks dark,