Reflections on Life in a Cage.

Introduction I know folks have been a bit worried about me of late. My Facebook statuses turned brooding and perhaps despairing and Edvard Munch’s The Scream for my profile picture and Gustave Dore’s illustration of one of the many regions of Dante’s hell intensified these concerns. I’ve shared many times… Continue reading

Summary and Response to Treating Scrupulosity in Religious Individuals Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Introduction This is a summary, select quotations, and responses from myself to Jonathan D. Huppert and Jedidiah Siev’s article “Treating Scrupulosity in Religious Individuals Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy” as published in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 17 (2010) pp. 382-392. It is perhaps the best article I have read for practitioners or patients… Continue reading

Another Holiday, Another Heart Attack.

I’ve been doing really well as far as my anxiety, depression, ADD, stress levels, and so on go since leaving Cairn Univ. at the end of January and launching full-time into the pastorate. There are numerous reasons for this including a significantly reduced workload. In any case, this last week… Continue reading

What Makes Me Anxious.

I’m feeling a good bit of anxiety right now. I don’t express it, I kind of stuff it down. Some would tell me that I should express it – and I suppose that is what I am doing right now…but I think sometimes folks don’t understand the nature of this… Continue reading

Hanging In…

Despite all the coping skills I have learned over the years, sometimes my mental health takes a precipitous ride down the crapper – now would be one of those times. I’ve been struggling hardcore with depression for the last few weeks. It comes on in waves, hitting me like a… Continue reading