My Bio-Spiritual Journey

It happens that I’m applying to a training program for spiritual directors. The program requires submission of a ‘spiritual autobiography.’ Since I began blogging in 2006, my online writings have served to document my growth, and especially my efforts to merge … Continue reading

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Healing after Trauma: Ten Steps Forward, Nine Steps Back

Most of us have suffered psychological wounds. Just as the body can be damaged, so can the mind. But the similarity ends there, because mental and physical injuries heal by different means. At another time I’ll explore physical healing in … Continue reading

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The Problem Isn’t Neural, It’s Spiritual

“You’re taking a lot of garbage.” Those words, spoken to me by a psychiatrist newly evaluating my case, changed my life. At the time I was on two antidepressants, two mood stabilizers, and an atypical antipsychotic. I had also been … Continue reading

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Maturation of the Mind

There is a state of mind, known to religious men, but to no others, in which the … time of tension in our soul is over, and that of happy relaxation, of calm, deep breathing, of an eternal present, with … Continue reading

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Three Points

On this coming Saturday, the 27th of February, I am scheduled to give my first presentation about mental health. The talk will only last fifteen minutes, so it’s not a big deal, but the location and timing are unusual. The … Continue reading

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Where next?

Recent posts have, I hope, demonstrated big changes in my mindset and stability. A profound awakening lifted me out of my rut and set me on a new path. But where is this new road headed? For the past thirty … Continue reading

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Deciding on Faith

This post is one in a string of essays about spirituality. It may make sense to start with the first entry in the series. This post will discuss why faith leads to more effective choices in life. First, lets do … Continue reading

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