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One of the most common questions I am asked has to do with taking an antidepressant for depression. People wonder if it is wrong for a person of faith to rely on medication. Before I answer, we need to be careful not […]

Where is God when it hurts? This is the title of one of the many Philip Yancey books I read years ago. And today I am thinking about this title again. Friends of mine have a teenage son who just had […]

Worry is something we try not to do, but are not always successful. We know it is not good for us, so why do we do it? Actually, there are many reasons. We may falsely believe worry serves a purpose, stops […]

By now, you may have heard the excitement about esketamine as a breakthrough new drug for treatment resistant depression. Some people call it a game changer in the treatment of depression. One of the benefits seems to be that it quickly resolves symptoms […]

How often have you said, “I just need some sleep?” Your moody, making mistakes and almost had an accident on the way home from work. When you feel the need for sleep, you probably need it. Sleep depreciation makes focus difficult and […]

I heard on the radio yesterday that 70 is the new 45! Well, that might be a bit of a stretch! But there is one thing that seems to keep your mind sharp when your body is showing signs of […]

We all know worry is not good for us. It takes a toll on our physical health, it creates anxiety and gets in the way of moving forward. But why do we worry when we know this is problematic? The […]

Co-dependency can hurt  your sense of self and ruin your relationships. Not sure if that is you, keep reading. If you say yes to these questions, you have some work to do. Are you constantly putting the needs of other before yours? Is […]

“I am blocking on the name of that movie! Give me a minute and I will remember.“ Many of us have a commitment to exercise our physical body, but how about exercising our memory and brain? Here are a few things  we […]

You are driving down the road and can hardly keep your eyes open. Note to self–I need more sleep. In fact, if you are awake for nineteen hours, you as as cognitively impaired as someone who is legally drunk. Sleep is needed […]