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How Psychology and Spirituality are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Our psychology forms our spirituality, and our spirituality forms our psychology. Many years ago, in my past life as a Jesuit, our formation was called psycho-spiritual. The concept here is that we begin with who we are, where we are, what we've gone through. And it is this person -- this whole person -- that … Continue reading How Psychology and Spirituality are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Volo Ergo Sum

Every day we make decisions that shape our destiny. Think about it, when we look back at the last 10 years of our lives, we would probably see real TURNING POINTS. We have made life-changing, destiny-altering decisions; decisions that are so important that if we had made a completely different one, our lives would have been completely different. I have about a couple of that.

How to Not Believe Your Ultra-Persuasive Rationalizations

I’ve come to realize that smart people are very good at creating super persuasive arguments for why the shouldn’t do the thing they’re fearing doing. This past week, I’ve worked with half a dozen intelligent people who have convinced themselves to give in to their resistance, over and over. They’re persuasive, convincing people, and when … Continue reading How to Not Believe Your Ultra-Persuasive Rationalizations

When Your Expectations of Others is Making You Frustrated

Why do we get angry or frustrated or disappointed in other people in our lives? Be honest — it happens to all of us, right? Other people can seem rude, frustrating, untrustworthy, inconsiderate, hurtful. And while there is no excuse for abusive or hurtful behavior, a lot of the time, the real problem isn’t with … Continue reading When Your Expectations of Others is Making You Frustrated