Devastating trials come in all different forms and durations: Depression. Job loss. Financial difficulty. Cancer. Death of a loved one. Prodigal child. Divorce. [more]
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I hear it so frequently, and every time I hear it, my spine shudders. I don’t have that many pet peeves, but this is one, and the reason is because I don’t think people realize the ramifications. [more]
Dear Dr. B, Is anxiety a new epidemic or is it that people are now just feeling comfortable talking about it? Has it always been this prevalent? It seems “new” if you will. It is everywhere… Is it new? Epidemic? Thanks so much. Proud of all you do. Anxiously Curious [more]
The reports came fast and furious over the radio and TV news channels. This time has not been an uplifting one for our country with reports of shootings in multiple states, including my home, Dallas, Texas.
The tragedies hit very close to home for me. Not because I lost anyone I loved in these tragedies, but perhaps because I lost a dear friend to cancer in the preceding week. And I put myself in the place of the families who are now grieving the loss of their loved ones. They left home that day expecting there would be another hug, another kiss, another “I love you,” another joke, or another chance to say I’m sorry. And in a senseless tragedy, it never came and it will never come. Their lives are forever changed. [more]
As a child, what did you aspire to be? What did you set your sights on?
When adults asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Did you respond with “a doctor,” or “a teacher,” or “a businessman,” or “a mother,” or something else?
It may sound strange, but I set my sights on being perfect.