Being Human Podcast - Episode 68: "I'm Not Narcissistic, You're Narcissistic!" (An Antidote to Narcissism: Part Two)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

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...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 67: An Antidote to Narcissism: Part One

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 67 of the Being Human Podcast: An Antidote to Narcissism: Part One

Discussed in this episode: 

  • What is narcissism, and what makes us vulnerable to it?
  • A listener’s letter regarding how to balance being independent and relational;  
  • A three-step paradigm to counteracting narcissism: self-awareness, self-ownership, self-gift;
  • The false dichotomy between isolation and dependency; 
  • Using objective moral criteria to determine how to be a gift of self;...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 66: Self-Ownership or Self-Surrender: What's My Responsibility?

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 66 of the Being Human Podcast: Self-Ownership or Self-Surrender: What's My Responsibility?

 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • What self-ownership means in relationship to abandonment to Divine Providence; 
  • Extreme self-ownership and our capacity for greatness;
  • The Catholic “both/and” as key; 
  • The problem with “quietism”;
  • Our call to be stewards of our individual path and the path of our community, while simultaneously being totally...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 65: Self-Compassion vs. Self-Denial: Finding the Balance

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 65 of the Being Human Podcast: Self-Compassion vs. Self-Denial: Finding the Balance

Discussed in this episode: 

  • “Become who you are.” - Pope St. John Paul II;
  • How to make sense of our call to both take care of ourselves and enter into Christ’s suffering through self-denial;
  • Rooting our penance, mortification and sacrifice in our immense dignity as sons and daughters of God;
  • The beauty of the Catholic mystery in the “both/and”;
  • Your...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 64: Why Pray a Novena? w/ Jen Settle

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 64 of the Being Human Podcast: Why Pray a Novena? w/ Jen Settle 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • What is psychologically and spiritually relevant about praying a novena? 
  • Dr. Greg and Jennifer’s experience of writing Consecration to Jesus through Saint Joseph
  • The healing fatherhood of St. Joseph and how he leads us to God the Father;
  • Three practical takeaways one receives from praying a novena to St. Joseph;
  • The importance of intentionality in a...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 63: Attachment Theory: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and How It Affects Your Relationships

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 63 of the Being Human Podcast: Attachment Theory: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and How It Affects Your Relationships

Discussed in this episode: 

  • What is attachment theory?
  • The difference between attachment theory and attachment parenting; 
  • Defining the four attachment styles: secure, anxious, avoidant and disorganized;
  • How these styles can manifest themselves in adult relationships;
  • Ways to heal from unhealthy attachments as an adult;
  • Grounding ourselves in...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 62: Relationship Q&A with Married Therapists: An Interview with Dr. Bryan & Teresa Violette

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 62 of the Being Human Podcast: Relationship Q&A with Married Therapists: An Interview with Dr. Bryan & Teresa Violette 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • The second episode in our three-part series on relationships;
  • What it’s like to be a therapist couple; 
  • How to offer fraternal correction in marriage while balancing your spouse's privacy and ability to help themselves; 
  • The dynamic-ness of intimacy and the importance of allowing yourself to...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 61: Being Single (And Not Bitter About It) w/ Amy Grace Miller

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 61 of the Being Human Podcast: Being Single (And Not Bitter About It), w/ Amy Grace Miller 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • First episode of a three-part series on relationships; 
  • How to patiently wait for a spouse while feeling constantly drawn to have a family; 
  • How to overcome bitterness about being single;
  • How to develop yourself as a gift;
  • The tension between actively seeking a partner and trusting in God's providence;
  • Keeping the means and the end in...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 60: In Discernment & Decision-Making, How Important Are Emotions? (A Mentorship Message)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 60 of the Being Human Podcast: In Discernment & Decision-Making, How Important Are Emotions? (A Mentorship Message)

Discussed in this episode:  

  • A sneak peek inside the daily communication that happens in Mentorship; 
  • The role our emotions play in decision-making and discernment;
  • Finding the middle ground between stoicism and letting our passions take the lead; 
  • The goodness of our passions and the necessity of boundaries around them;
  • An analogy for...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 59: Under the Surface: When Unhealthy Behaviors Mask as Self-Care (A Mentorship Message)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 59 of the Being Human Podcast:  Under the Surface: When Unhealthy Behaviors Mask as Self-Care (A Mentorship Message) 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • A real response to a client in IDDM (Mentorship)! 
  • Connecting the dots between a wound of abandonment and painful inner narratives;
  • How different narratives and parts come into play;
  • A sneaky way addictive behaviors can present themselves as good for us; 
  • How the subconscious can affect the decisions we...
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