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Reality at All Costs

March 25th, 2013 No Comments

M. Scott Peck, MD, author of the best-selling book The Road Less Traveled, is also famous for a remark that can be paraphrased as such: Mental health is directly related to one’s commitment to reality at all costs. Take a moment to think about what that phrase means. Now take another moment to consider what that means in your world, in your life, in your brain. What would reality at all costs even look like


Call a Professional! I’m in Over my Head! – Part 1

October 11th, 2012 No Comments
Sunrise over grass seeds at the Clay County Fair.

As the alto section leader for my church choir, I often told the singers, “If you need anything, give me a call!” And she did.  She was overwhelmed by simple things, like having to answer the phone at work.  Some days she never made it out of bed.  She went days without bothering to eat.  Other times, she said there was no reason to live.  I did everything I knew to encourage her and remind