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The Science of Suffering

Fascinating article in the New Republic about the intergenerational transmission of susceptibility to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). http://ift.tt/1H6BuCT Maybe it is true that the Scripture passage is true to some extent: “And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The … Continue reading

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What is PTSD?

I am often saddened to see people continue to struggle with this when help is available. Call and get some help now for yourself and your family. [green_message]Source: http://ift.tt/1DLynh5 [/green_message] Follow me on Facebook at http://ift.tt/1z7shrp

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Another way to address fears and anxieties.

Ever since I was 4, I had a fear of heights. When I was 4, I had to walk down a flight of stairs that had no handrails, and were simply sticking out of the wall. I can still remember … Continue reading

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That time of year again.

Want a successful New Year’s set of resolutions this year? No problem. Pick only one. Make it central to who you are. Record written daily progress with it in a calendar. Talk about it with close friends, who will hold … Continue reading

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In a Relationship and Lost Your Marbles?

One simple exercise I do with couples who are arguing about an issue is I pull out a jar I have that has a bunch of marbles in it (hey, I specialize in helping people find their lost marbles or … Continue reading

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Consider this for Christmas.

Think about this when you think about the Christmas season of buying gifts, standing in long lines, and offering up dollars and cents to Almighty Mammon: in the end, we don’t remember the gifts that we are given. In the … Continue reading

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Nate’s Rules for Surviving a Dysfunctional Family Thanksgiving

Not all of us are blessed with Norman Rockwell families for Thanksgiving, sadly enough.  Some are given families that have more than one turkey at the table.  If you have one of those Normal, er, Norman Rockwell families, great!  THIS … Continue reading

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How to become a real, honest to goodness SAINT.

  In other words, be yourself and let yourself be transformed into something special by God in your everyday life.

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On the whiteboard for today.

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This is what recovery looks like, Ensign Crusher.

Following is a wonderful description of what it is like to be recovering from clinical depression, from none other than Will Wheaton, who played possibly the most depressing role ever on TV, that of Wesley Crusher, of Star Trek:  The … Continue reading

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