Monthly Archives: February 2011

Most popular posts of 2010, and a question (well, two). Please read.

Creating a blog for sharing with people you know, and people you don’t, turns out to be quite a humbling adventure.  I’ve embarked on it as a way to bring together a number of interests: mental health, counseling, midlife, the … Continue reading

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Catholic Confession iPhone app: parody or the real thing?

Guilt is a burden, and hard to shake.  Something new, tech savvy and spiritually provocative appeared about 2 weeks ago, in the form of an iPhone app designed to help you cope.  Is it for real?  Unlike the droves of … Continue reading

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Anxiety: self care, if you’re not a big fan of chemicals

Anxiety is one of those familiar torments that doesn’t get easier with age.  People will do all kinds of crazy and unwise things to avoid it. It’s an undermining experience, as if the world itself is unreliable, and nothing outside … Continue reading

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What anger and mindfulness can do: Egyptian protesters win

A popular revolution in Egypt has captivated the world this week, showing us what healthy anger looks like.   Today, ordinary people have forced their president to resign, and won a fresh start for their country.   They have gathered for 18 … Continue reading

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Addicted to your lover? 5 warning signs

Let’s say you have an amazing romantic relationship that you can’t live without.  Question: does that mean you are addicted to it?   We hate to think that way about something we value so much.  Addiction conjures up images of crack … Continue reading

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