A friend loaned me a book a few months ago that I’ve just picked up again. Christopher Kaczor’s “The Gospel of Happiness” proposes a unique relationship between… Read more “Finding Joy in the Gospel; Positive Psychology and the Spiritual Life”
Ps 121 reminds me in my trials and struggles that “my help comes from the Lord,” and not just any lord, but the one who made all the heavens and the earth. This Lord of all creation never slumbers and is my sure and certain keeper; my shade when oppression beats down.
1 out of every 4 families in our communities are suffering from mental health challenges and for the most part, they are putting most of their energy… Read more “Men’s Mental Health: Breaking the Silence Virtual Event Tuesday, May 24, 2022”
Emmaus Family Support Ministries is very happy to announce a virtual mental health series to be hosted through Lent in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan.… Read more “Faith, Grief, and COVID-19: A Virtual Series”
One common experience shared by those with mental health challenges and their families is the sense of isolation. Social stigmas, guilt, shame, and the desire to protect… Read more “The Saints and Mental Health: St. Dymphna”
It has been a gradual, often painful learning process for our family as we collectively recognize a truth buried deep within our bones. Our bodies do not always differentiate between ‘good’ stress and ‘bad’. The physical reactions to excessive happiness, joy, and eager anticipation can feel very much like those reactions to fear, anxiety, and danger.
In April of 2020, the University of Regina in Saskatchewan announced the development of its online therapy unit devoted to making treatment for anxiety and depression using… Read more “Discernment of Spirits and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”
When my wife and I took a trip to Niagara Falls three years ago, our social media feeds rapidly filled up with photos and comments about how… Read more “Language of Pain: The Psalms and Our Mental Health”
In case you may have missed the parish mission held at St. Augustine’s parish in Wilcox, SK earlier this week, you may view the recording below. It… Read more “Mental Health and The Spiritual Life”
This week I share with you the homily that I intend to preach for Solidarity Sunday this weekend. It is a particularly important occasion for our Emmaus… Read more “Breaking Open For Each Other”