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Why I Read Fiction

Why I Read Fiction

This past week, I picked up the John Le Carre spy novel, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” It’s a thick book, and it will take me quite a while to read it. Reading the book probably won’t teach me something important that will contribute to my...
Integration of the Shadow

Integration of the Shadow

This blog post is Part 3 in a 4-part blog series on Integrated Faith. (If you missed the first blog post, you can find it here.) In this blog series, I am taking a look at aspects of our spiritual lives that might be out of step or disconnected with the rest of our...
How to Have Gratitude When Life Sucks

How to Have Gratitude When Life Sucks

My family has a tradition at Thanksgiving for each of us to share a few things we are thankful for. Maybe your family has a similar tradition. I think it’s valuable to think about and express the things we are grateful for. A New Twist on an Old Tradition A few years...
What Can We Learn From Negative Emotions?

What Can We Learn From Negative Emotions?

Usually when people come to counseling, they are in emotional distress. If you are struggling, you might be in that place right now. Maybe you feel depressed, down, and sad. Or perhaps you feel anxious, uptight, and nervous. You want relief from the unpleasant...
Why Advice Doesn’t Work

Why Advice Doesn’t Work

When people come to you with a problem or issue they are dealing with in their lives, what is your initial response? What are you pulled to do? For many of us, our initial response is to want to help or give advice. This is a natural response. It’s tough to see...
Exploring Different Kinds of Unhappiness

Exploring Different Kinds of Unhappiness

I don’t like to be unhappy. When I start to feel sad or frustrated, my tendency is to do something to make myself feel differently. I might try to avoid the thing that is causing my discomfort, or do something to distract myself. Sometimes these strategies to escape...
When You Slip… Don’t Stay on the Ground

When You Slip… Don’t Stay on the Ground

Have you ever been trying to make a change in your life, only to slip up? This happened to me the other day. I was participating in a nutrition challenge with my gym, and I had been doing pretty well for a few days. But then I hosted an end of the semester party, and...
The Wisdom of Yoda

The Wisdom of Yoda

The newest Star Wars movie comes out this weekend, and to get myself back up to speed, I re-watched the original Star Wars trilogy. My favorite movie from the original trilogy is ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ One of my favorite parts from that movie is the scene where...
Channel Your Vacation Self

Channel Your Vacation Self

I think I’m a better person when I’m on vacation. I recently was out of town visiting a few friends. I noticed during the trip that I was different somehow, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was different. I realized that I was more open and relaxed. I was...
Changing Our Mind

Changing Our Mind

I’m giving a series of talks this week on intellectual humility, so I have been reflecting quite a bit about what it means to be open to other perspectives, including the extent to which we should be open to changing our mind. I read an interesting post on social...
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