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Being Human

Dec 28, 2021

Discussed in this episode: 

  • Reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail; 
  • Solutions to the roadblocks to your New Year’s resolution;
  • The five stages of making a successful change:
    • Stage 1: Precontemplation- When the reality of harmful behavior is present, but we don’t recognize it
    • Stage 2: Contemplation - When we...

Dec 21, 2021

Discussed in this episode:

  • Distinctions between spiritual direction and psychological help;
  • Working on behalf of Christ vs. trying to be Christ;
  • The complementarity of the members of the Body of Christ;
  • The wisdom of the Church in giving limits;
  • Recognizing your limits and the freedom that comes from doing this;
  • Using...

Dec 14, 2021

Discussed in this episode: 

  • The importance of self-stewardship;
  • Human beings as made in the image and likeness of God;
  • The difference between self-care and self-indulgence;
  • The temptation to self-sufficiency;
  • The goodness of self-help resources and their limitations;
  • Every person’s need for help;
  • Teaching, witness, and...

Dec 7, 2021

Discussed in this episode:

  • The different types of addictions;
  • Limitations of the medical model in treating addictions;
  • Strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs;
  • The influences of Protestant theology in addictions work and how this differs from a Catholic anthropology;
  • The importance of recognizing our core...

Nov 30, 2021

Discussed in this episode:

  • The different types of anxiety; 
  • Unhealthy coping mechanisms we use to deal with feeling overwhelmed;
  • Examples of overwhelm from Dr. Greg’s life;
  • Presenting issues vs. underlying issues;
  • The present moment as the best antidote to overwhelm; 
  • Using Catholic Mindfulness to tap into the present...