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Being Human

May 25, 2021

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The brain chemistry of depression and anxiety
  • The paradox of trusting God’s providence, and also being created with a fight/flight/freeze response
  • Abandonment to Divine Providence
  • What we can do to live as best we can with these disorders
  • What constitutes a diagnosable mood...

May 18, 2021

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What Obsessive Compulsive behaviors and Scrupulosity are
  • Where it comes from
  • What is needed to help those who suffer
  • Scrupulosity as a religious-themed expression of obsessive compulsive patterns

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment -

May 11, 2021

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The distinction between displaying characteristics of a personality disorder, and having an actual diagnosis.
  • The precise meaning of narcissism and what goes into diagnosing it.
  • The terror of insignificance that drives narcissistic personality disorder.
  • The implications of certain...

May 4, 2021

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How the framework for looking at trauma can help us understand ourselves
  • Understanding trauma in light of the many facets of the human person
  • How trauma can affect our relationship with the present
  • Noticing how trauma limits our faculties (to see the bigger picture, to have empathy,...