15
APR
2014

Empathy or Sympathy?

When I am confused or worried, I want someone to listen without rushing or concluding or pronouncing. It irritates me when someone dismisses me with “look on the bright side,” or for those theologically persuaded, “God is doing something good.” I don’t wa
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09
DEC
2013

The Depression Dog

When others seem to be enjoying life, the black dog stands in the way for a lot of people. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, watch the video. And if you recognize any of this, maybe it’s time to think about taking some steps to look after yourself. The R
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16
OCT
2013

The Slipperiest Emotion

Anxiety is a slippery emotion. It is the WD-40 of experience, making other emotions slither in all aspects of your life. Anger gets bigger and sadness can skid into depression. It also affects your smell — bet you didn’t know that. And it also makes you feel like you might fall
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14
MAY
2013

Depression (and a cartoon at that!)

I have often written about depression in my blog ”Comments from the Couch.” It is my familiar experience like a noisy and nosey relative, and it is also the recurring onslaught of many of my client friends and some of my students and fellow pastors at Carey and beyond. In
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