Who Would Win - Chuck Norris or the Dos Equis Guy?

masculinity Jan 08, 2020

Every day I take the subway to my office and I spend a few minutes staring at the ads in the train.  On the NYC trains, one company sometimes buys all of the ad space in one car.  One of my favorites to get into has a full car-length of Jameson whiskey ads.  You’ve probably seen them on TV as well (“This is a tale of the most formidable beast on earth, and the giant octopus that tried to take his whiskey.”) I recently found myself wondering who would win in a...

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Loneliness or Solitude?

I am now 17 days away from getting married. Everyone has a unique and perfectly planned path to get to this point, and God led me through some really amazing experiences to prepare me for this.

I think one of the most important lessons He’s taught me is that my beautiful fiancée will not satisfy the deepest longings of my heart.  That’s right, I know what I said, and no she won’t be mad that I said it.  In fact, she feels the same way about me!...

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More on Catholic Psychology

catholic psychology Jan 06, 2020

People often ask me, “What do you mean by Catholic Psychology?”  There are lots of questions people have regarding my work because it is a field that is relatively new.  The Catholic part has been around for millennia and the psychology part has been around in some shape or form for hundreds, if not thousands of years.  Not until very recently has there been an intentional movement to bring the two together.  In fact, for a large part of the 20th century, the...

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St. Therese

faith Jan 05, 2020

St. Therese is generally regarded as a cute saint.  She happened to be a very cute little French girl, who wrote with the boldness of someone who just didn’t seem to care what anyone else thought.  She said the types of things that make adults look and go, “kids say the darndest things, isn’t she adorable?”  She said she wanted to spend her time in heaven sending roses to people on earth.  Cute.

If you take a few minutes to look past the flowers...

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Should Women Man-up? In Response to "Holding Back Tears"

femininity masculinity Jan 04, 2020

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...

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Trust Part Deux

trust Jan 03, 2020

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...

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What's the One Secret to Living a Faithful Life?

catholic psychology trust Jan 02, 2020

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...

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What Does Catholic Psychology Mean?

catholic psychology Jan 01, 2020

Catholic Anthropology (the study of human beings) is built on the principle that human beings are created in the Image and Likeness of God, who is the Creator.  We are loved, and our Creator has a plan for us because of that love.  This is a radical statement that sets Christian belief apart from most other worldviews.  Christianity also holds that our Creator shares the nature of humanity in the person of Jesus Christ.  By following Christ, and forming a relationship with...

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