First of all, I would like to thank the girls at Verily for doing an outstanding job of providing an alternative to trashy pop-culture periodicals. While many other people point fingers and put down the culture, Verily is doing something about it.
I would like to share a response to a recent article called “Holding Back Tears,” found here. The question concerning the appropriateness of displaying emotion at work is raised.
Some of the greatest mysteries that every...
When I looked at my 7-year-old brother playing by the water, I was moved by a deep revelation. I saw someone who is totally excited about life. He was trying to catch an eel. The eel and the rock he was hiding under were the only two realities that my brother was focused on. How can he be so free? Why isn’t he stressed or worried or anxious about life? It’s because he has nothing to worry about! This kid lives a totally spoiled, privileged...
Trust. It all comes down to trust. I suppose I shouldn’t start with that if it all comes down to it so I will back up. Anxiety, Neuroticism, Eating Disorders, Phobias, Depression, Insomnia, Body Image issues, and the list could go on of problems that in some ways can be fundamentally broken down to trust issues. I don’t mean to discount the scientifically proven role of physiology, things like serotonin and the effect of childhood trauma on developing brain...
Welcome to Episode 74 of the Being Human Podcast: Merciless Mental Health vs. the Radical Compassion of the Catholic Proposal
In this week’s episode, Dr. Greg proposes that a Catholic response to our culture’s gender and sexual confusion is more compassionate than anything the secular world of mental health care is offering, and fleshes out how a Catholic understanding of the body can offer clarity to the current cultural chaos.
Welcome to Episode 73 of the Being Human Podcast: The DSM Disease (Part Two)
In this second episode of our two-part series, Dr. Greg highlights problematic new updates to the DSM, and reads from the text itself as he breaks open the dangers of separating an objective understanding of the human person from the practice of psychology. He ends with a reminder of our role and responsibility as Catholics in this current cultural battle and a challenge to Catholic mental health professionals....
Welcome to Episode 72 of the Being Human Podcast: The DSM Disease (Part One)
In this first episode of a two-part series, Dr. Greg begins to break open major flaws of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). He highlights problems in how mental disorders and diseases are defined and gives a glimpse into how it will become harder for Catholic mental health professionals to adhere to both their faith and APA standards. (Note: Mature content discussed.)
Welcome to Episode 71 of the Being Human Podcast: The Feminine Genius: A Conversation w/ Lisa Cotter
This week on the podcast, Dr. Greg welcomes Lisa Cotter, Catholic speaker and author of a new book, Reveal the Gift: Living the Feminine Genius. He and Lisa discuss how her new book helps illuminate the meaning of what Pope St. John Paul II termed the “feminine genius,” and how an understanding of it can impact the lives of both men and women.
Welcome to Episode 70 of the Being Human Podcast: Mercy as the Antidote to Anxiety, w/ Colin Nykaza
This week, Dr. Greg welcomes to the podcast the director of young adult outreach for the Archdiocese of New York (and a close friend of his), Colin Nykaza! Their discussion focuses on Divine Mercy: what it is, why it’s important, and how it can help us connect the dots between our spiritual and emotional lives.
Welcome to Episode 69 of the Being Human Podcast: Something Strange is Happening (A Holy Saturday Reflection)
For this episode during Holy Week, we’re doing something different! On this week’s episode, Dr. Greg reads aloud from the “ancient homily for Holy Saturday” and offers his reflections on Christ’s presence in the midst of our suffering.
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Welcome to Episode 68 of the Being Human Podcast: "I'm Not Narcissistic, You're Narcissistic!" (An Antidote to Narcissism: Part Two)
This week on the podcast, Dr. Greg digs deeper into the topic of narcissism as he answers a listener’s question about how to best approach conversation with a family member who has narcissistic tendencies. He breaks open the fear that lies at the core of narcissism, the difference between narcissistic traits and narcissistic personality disorder, and gives...