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About august589

I'm currently a radio announcer but I'm currently pursuing a Master's in Mental Health Counseling degree. In these blogs, I want to bring a Biblical perspective to mental health and psychological issues that I find as I peruse the internet.

40 Days of self-discipline (actually 45)

I’m not Catholic, never have claimed to be, and am quite content with my relationship with Jesus. (By the way, He is risen today!) However, this year I decided to observe Lent from Ash Wednesday to and including the day … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry About It!

Consider the following quote from the blog “Mental Health and Happiness:” “Worrying is for some a full time occupation. Mark Twain said “I have spent most of my time worrying about things that never happened.” Any time you spend worrying … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings

I found this in a periodic email I get from the William Glasser Institute: “Want to improve your mental health and happiness? Start cultivating your attitude of gratitude. How? Today, start making a list of all of the miracles you … Continue reading

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Choosing misery

Do we choose to be miserable? I know that’s a question that might shock you because you might be thinking, “How can I choose to be miserable?”  But I’m starting to think that misery is a choice, though sometimes we … Continue reading

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Reliving Traumatic Experiences Promotes Healing From Them

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/making-raped-teens-relive-trauma-through-exposure-therapy-works-study-says/ I found the article–link above–nearly a year ago.  In a nutshell, it says that reliving a traumatic experience–in this case, sexual assault–actually promotes healing from the trauma of the event. It is a surprising that such a thing would … Continue reading

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Escaping the “Curse in Reverse”

Have you ever made a vow?  Was it hard to keep?  I’ve found that it is difficult to keep the few vows I have made (except my wedding vows).  Perhaps it’s good to know the difference between vows and goals. … Continue reading

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Can Drug Addicts Make Rational Choices?

I know that it’s been a long time since I blogged–about 10 months, to be exact.  Well, I had no idea how much time graduate studies would take.  And, of course, I’m still working full-time and refereeing basketball and soccer … Continue reading

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