Healthy Minds, Healthy Souls: Silent Suffering

“Why did you buy the unsalted nuts!” Her husband said this with little regard for her feelings or appreciation for all the prior instances she had brought home things he enjoyed; from small treats to random gifts just because. “You know I like the salted ones,” ge uttered, as she felt[…} Read more….

One Good Thought: The Beautiful Flowers

“You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of one who gives and kindles joy in the heart of one who receives.” — St. Seraphim of Sarov When my youngest son came into the[…} Read more….

One Good Thought: On Malice During Lent

“If our purpose is to fight the spiritual fight and to defeat, with God’s help, the demons of malice, we should take every care to guard our heart from the demon of dejection, just as a moth devours clothing and a worm devours wood, so dejection devours a man’s soul.[…} Read more….

Healthy Minds, Healthy Souls: Personalizing

How easy is it to personalize someone else’s bad mood? Today, a woman told me, “I woke up to my husband in a cranky mood. He wasn’t talking much, seemed he had something on his mind. He looked angry and was snapping at everything.” “Is it me?” she thought.“ “I[…} Read more….