As we consider the growing epidemic of anxiety and depression in America, we must consider the concept of hope. The Bible tells us that the God of the Bible is a God of hope, a God of purpose and future glory for all who follow Him (read Jeremiah 19:4-23, esp. verse 11). Yet the defining […]

Last week I posted some of the more commonly recommended interventions when life hits you really hard, things like deep breathing and going for a walk. But what about in between the bad times? What can you do to increase your resilience to stress during the good times, so that when the inevitable stressors come […]

The title of this post is taken from a chapter in Dr. Mike Marino’s book, Freedom from Anxiety and Depression. Sometimes we feel stuck. Paralyzed. Overwhelmed. We are in so deep that we just don’t know what to do to get out again. That’s when having a menu of options available can be very helpful. […]

I have long believed that nature is one of God’s intended balms for life’s wounds. This is a great article about breast cancer survivors using fly fishing for healing their bodies and souls. Breast cancer survivors go fly-fishing for solace, healing

Have you noticed how millennials like to present their lives on social media as if it was a movie, like they are living La La Land? This video brings a little humor to it! <iframe src=”″ width=”560″ height=”644″ style=”border:none;overflow:hidden” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ allowTransparency=”true”></iframe>

When I first moved to California I wanted to learn to surf. Growing up in the east, surfing was the iconic activity of California kids. Many of my friends surfed, so it wasn’t difficult to find guys to get out into the water with. During my first winter, when the waves tend to be much larger […]

So many factors can contribute to stress, and what might be perceived as stressful to one person might be no big deal to another. There is no comparing my stressors to yours. In fact, perception is the key word here. How I perceive my circumstances is far more important than the actual details of those […]

Today is a special day, a day we celebrate and honor the women in our lives that have made all of our successes and accomplishments possible. It’s Mother’s Day! Moms deserve their own day. They deserve a bunch of their own days. The way our culture is rigged, women often end up with the lion’s […]

Let’s just state the obvious here: parenting can be really difficult. From the very moment you first bring a baby home from the hospital, overcome with joy and fear all swirled together, the challenges of parenting are very real. Babies, it turns out, require full-time attention just to keep them alive. Who knew? And they […]

When we don’t feel right mentally and emotionally, we find ways to medicate. That medication can take many obvious forms, including drugs and alcohol, sex, and food. It can also take some less obvious forms such as workaholism, binge-watching TV, and constant use of social media. All of these behaviors are methods to either numb […]