Relaxation: What is it? Part 1

I’ve always found it difficult to relax. Sure, I can lay back and doze off, but taking a nap is both cheating and unfulfilling since I’m unconscious during it. I’ve never been one to meditate either, since my mind never stops moving. What’s bothersome is that the movement is aimless, not a useful kind ofContinue reading “Relaxation: What is it? Part 1”

End-of-the-World-osis

Something that turns off non-Christians is our obsession with the end of the world and our getting to heaven. Non-Christians see the here and now, the decaying environment, the political corruption, the wars, famines, injustices, and natural disasters. But we’re focused on who the Antichrist will be, or when we’ll be taken away from allContinue reading “End-of-the-World-osis”

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Mental Health, pt. 2

See part 1 here I’d like you to remember that there are no medical cures for depression or anxiety disorders, only treatment to lessen or manage symptoms. Doctors or other healthcare providers who currently claim they have cures, whether scientific or pseudoscientific (aka “natural cures”) are being deceptive. With that in mind, let’s look atContinue reading “Navigating the Stormy Seas of Mental Health, pt. 2”

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Mental Health, Pt. 1

In talking to my patients over the years and through dealing with my own experiences, I’ve found that getting help for conditions like depression and anxiety can be hindered by several obstacles. The main ones I find prevalent are stigma, time, money, and our own preconceived beliefs about what mental help is. Stigma Stigma isContinue reading “Navigating the Stormy Seas of Mental Health, Pt. 1”

“Worry Not?” Are You Sure?

Everyone gets anxious at some point. Maybe it’s on a first date, or during a class presentation, or maybe you’re starting at a new job. In all these cases, anxiety is an expected, normal reaction. But there are times when our anxious reaction is out of proportion to the situation. Though “out-of-proportion” is a measurementContinue reading ““Worry Not?” Are You Sure?”