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Being Human

Mar 29, 2022

Discussed in this episode:

  • What is narcissism, and what makes us vulnerable to it? 

  • A listener’s letter regarding how to balance being independent and relational;  

  • A three-step paradigm to counteracting narcissism: self-awareness, self-ownership, self-gift;

  • The false dichotomy between isolation and dependency; 

Mar 22, 2022

Discussed in this episode: 

  • What self-ownership means in relationship to abandonment to Divine Providence; 
  • Extreme self-ownership and our capacity for greatness;
  • The Catholic “both/and” as key; 
  • The problem with “quietism”;
  • Our call to be stewards of our individual path and the path of our community, while...

Mar 15, 2022

Discussed in this episode: 

  • “Become who you are.” - Pope St. John Paul II;
  • How to make sense of our call to both take care of ourselves and enter into Christ’s suffering through self-denial;
  • Rooting our penance, mortification and sacrifice in our immense dignity as sons and daughters of God;
  • The beauty of the...

Mar 8, 2022

Discussed in this episode: 

  • What is psychologically and spiritually relevant about praying a novena? 
  • Dr. Greg and Jennifer’s experience of writing Consecration to Jesus through Saint Joseph
  • The healing fatherhood of St. Joseph and how he leads us to God the Father;
  • Three practical takeaways one receives...

Mar 1, 2022

Discussed in this episode: 

  • What is attachment theory?
  • The difference between attachment theory and attachment parenting; 
  • Defining the four attachment styles: secure, anxious, avoidant and disorganized;
  • How these styles can manifest themselves in adult relationships;
  • Ways to heal from unhealthy attachments as an adult;