A 2017 article valued the self-help industry at 9.9 billion dollars!1 This line of business encompasses everything from books, motivational speakers, phone apps, and weight loss programs to personal coaches. Americans are not happy with themselves, and they’re looking for answers. The available options are so numerous we can’t put our heads around them, butContinue reading “Powerless”

Life-Altering Fallacies and How You Can Avoid Them: Self-Esteem (Part 1)

I found the parish DRE* (Director or Religious Education) downstairs in the church hall. I wanted to pitch an idea to her about getting parents more involved with the spiritual education of their kids. I explained that once a month we would bring the parents into the classroom and let them work directly with theirContinue reading “Life-Altering Fallacies and How You Can Avoid Them: Self-Esteem (Part 1)”

Lost & Found

I had it better than most people. My parents had never divorced, I was never abused, and I never got into drugs. But somewhere along the way, I learned that I didn’t measure up; that I was, at best, plain-looking; and that if people were looking for a friend, I’d be the one left standingContinue reading “Lost & Found”