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The Pleasure and the Pain

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If we were created for joy, how is it that that does not seem to be my default response to simply being conscious? If the establishment of joy-filled attachment relationships is the goal of the first two years of life as asserted by neuropsychologist Allan Schore (and others would say that mission never really ends), then why does life seem to be filled with so much that is anything but those very joyful experiences…? more >

What a Shame: The Disintegration of the Mind

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Disintegration. Nobody likes the feel of what that word conjures. But that’s exactly what shame has in mind for you. For us. For the creation. But God has a different idea… more >

Revealing–and Healing–The Soul of Shame

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Right off the bat, I have to ask the question, Why all the fuss? Why is shame getting so much press these days? Well, one thing we can know for sure: no matter how often or how thoroughly we come to understand the notion of shame, its resilience and capacity to withstand our varied attempts to dispel it is a function not just of its nature, but of what is behind it… more >

Seeing Through a (Rearview) Mirror Dimly

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It is a common experience that we come to understand the events of our lives more clearly after having traversed them rather than before. I wish life were different… more >

Forgive and Remember

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We have often heard the phrase “forgive and forget.” And we get it. We get that that phrase is intended to reflect some notion that God forgets our sin upon forgiving us; we, therefore, should go and do likewise. But the reality is that forgiveness requires the very opposite. It necessitates that we remember… more >

Becoming an All-Pro Wide Receiver

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It turns out that neuroscience and football have more in common than just TBI… more >

Do not be afraid. Excuse me?

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You may remember a guy in the bible named Zechariah. You may wonder what in the world he has to do with neuroscience… more >

The Art of Healing from the Inside Out

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God uses good art not so much for us to analyze it remotely, but rather to encounter us in the depths of our being. For he has no intention of keeping his distance or leaving us unhealed… more >

Scar Tissue

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I am told the work of the therapist is to break up the scar tissue so that the torn muscle has the opportunity to reconnect in a more natural way so that one can regain almost one hundred percent of your former strength and function. Sounds simple enough…It’s just that no one ever told me about the steel….

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Depriving Deprivation

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Deprivation. The very sound of the syllables conveys the emptiness contained within them. As we say in the business, all babies come into the world looking for someone looking for them. But not every child—nor certainly every part of us, especially those slivers that feel uncertain, broken, ashamed—is found by that searching pair of eyes… more >