arts & creativity, mental health & wellness

the necessity of Sadness

Like many movie-goers, I recently spent 94 minutes of my Fourth of July weekend watching Inside Out, the story of 11-year-old Riley's move from small-town Minnesota to San Francisco -- as told by her emotions. The narrator and primary protagonist is Joy, who introduces viewers to Disgust, Fear, Anger, and my favorite -- Sadness. In… Continue reading the necessity of Sadness

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mental health & wellness, Scripture, spiritual, theological

“Why Are You Weeping?”

Several years ago, I went to see a therapist, and she gave me a sheet full of adjectives that looked like this:  To use a word from the chart, I was baffled! It took years to realize that this wasn't a vocabulary lesson but a valuable practice. Too often we don't realize what on earth… Continue reading “Why Are You Weeping?”