The Reality Principle

Reality noun1. The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. 2. A thing that exists in fact.1   I doubt I would get much argument about the singular importance of acknowledging reality as a prerequisite for mental health. With delusional thinking, onContinue reading “The Reality Principle”

Miraculous Healing

In 2008, Sr. Bernadette Moriau made a pilgrimage to Lourdes, the Catholic shrine noted for the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous and numerous miraculous healings. She had been wheelchair-bound and wore braces since 1980 due to a spinal condition. After attending a blessing for the sick, she felt a warmth andContinue reading “Miraculous Healing”

Faith, Science, and Wellness

There is a body of literature of which many people, including health professionals, are unaware. It has to do with scientific evidence for positive health outcomes among people of faith vs. those who are non-religious. I intend to summarize this data for you briefly. For more information and to find citations to professional articles inContinue reading “Faith, Science, and Wellness”

Life-Altering Fallacies and How to Avoid Them: Science and Critical Thinking

For many years, I lived under a misconception — perhaps even a delusion. I believed that scientists commit to pursuing the truth in an objective and unbiased way; that they strive to apply critical thinking in the scientific process. Boy, was I wrong!   Eye-Opening Experiences My confusion was understandable, considering my early love forContinue reading “Life-Altering Fallacies and How to Avoid Them: Science and Critical Thinking”