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DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR & ANXIETY - LIVING AS A LATTER-DAY SAINT, LDS
18 minutes | Jan 16, 2022
Episode #116 - The Crosses We Are Called to Bear
The deep penetrating "whys" of mortality are difficult to bear. But they provide the conduit to the eternal. We need the "whys" to get to the real purposes of our lives.
30 minutes | Jan 8, 2022
Episode #115 - Mountains of Doubt
Some of the most difficult moments of mental illness come upon us spiritually, when mountain of doubt invade our minds.
22 minutes | Jan 2, 2022
Episode #114 Making the Most of a New Year
Let's admit that making and keeping resolutions when you suffer with mental illness almost feels fruitless. However, it may be that we are simply not using our brains and abilities the way that they illness allows.
24 minutes | Dec 26, 2021
Episode #113 - Emma Hale Smith
Thoughts and perspective of the life of Emma Hale Smith, wife of the prophet Joseph Smith
28 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Episode #112 - IF There is a God, Then Why!? (Abuse)
Abuse is the plague and cancer of this earth and it has affected so many in deeply, personal and difficult ways. And Why followed by IF there is a God is so often at the heart of healing. Please listen if you have suffered abuse.
24 minutes | Dec 18, 2021
Episode #111 - The Building People
One of the plagues of society that causes far too much mental illness and everything that follows with it are the building people. People whose identities are built without foundation. Who in turn cause distress and turmoil for so many who suffer.
14 minutes | Dec 11, 2021
Episode #110 The Holiday Happiness & Hope
This time of year has been difficult for many and that is no more true than for those who suffer with mental illness. Between the restrictions of a pandemic, political persecutions and life's simple events that somehow have run out of control we struggle to find the happiness, peace and hope we desire. Today's episode is short, simple and my desire is to bring just a little hope to such a fallen world at a time when the light of Christ and a Savior's birth are brought out of a year of darkness and into the light again.
25 minutes | Dec 4, 2021
Episode #109 Miracles
Miracles are a part of the mercy clause of the atonement. Specifically they are one of the tools the Lord uses to shape and convert us. And they are far more accessible than you might think.
21 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Episode #108 Enduring It Well
Enduring is one of the most misunderstood words in the scriptural cannon. To endure well means so much more than what is on the surface. And yet when understood brings a peace that few can achieve.
18 minutes | Nov 20, 2021
Episode #107 Sin
While serious sin is problematic from many perspectives, when social pressures surrounding it are selfish and misguided rather than loving and merciful, it can lead to serious emotional, and psychological issues outside of the sin itself.
18 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
Episode #106 - Broken
What does it mean to be broken? What does it mean to be normal? How do you know?
18 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Episode #105 - The Gift of Mental Illness
Many won't see mental illness as anything but some type of punishment but when considered from a certain perspective, mental illness is truthfully a gift.
22 minutes | Oct 30, 2021
Episode #104 - The Psychology of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is truly the road to redemption but often our mental illness can cause the road to be far more steep and rugged.
17 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Episode #103 Social Media - The Need for Identity
We as individuals have a deep innate desire for identity. Our identity shapes everything in our lives including the actions and choices we make. Mental illness interferes with this identity in serious ways and can cause what might be termed an identity crisis. It is important to understand how susceptible we are to influences when we are suffering an episode.
17 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Episode #102 The Empathy Gap
We as human beings have great difficulty predicting what we will do under emotional stress. Our inability to predict our actions under emotional strain when we are not under those strains is called the empathy gap and is one of the more important difficulties we must address when we are suffering with mental illness.
23 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
Episode #101 Self-worth - Self Esteem
Understanding one's value can be difficult process for anyone. Our world is a confusing place. Self-worth requires that we understand our value and feel that value and anytime feelings are required mental illness is going to make it that much more difficult.
19 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Episode #100 Hope!
Hope is an interesting emotion. It lives in the present but is connected in almost every case to the future. Hope is critical to the person living with mental illness and yet is one of the emotions most subdued by symptoms of depression, anxiety and bipolar.
20 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
Episode #99 The Three Most Important Words
What are the thee most important words when it comes to managing mental illness? They are I can't today. What happens to us when our capacities don't meet our expectations? How do we move forward when we have so little to give?
22 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Episode #98 The Voices of Fear and Doubt
While the voices of fear and doubt are important to survival, they can be a difficult obstacle to those who suffer with mental illness and are working towards conversion and living the gospel more fully in their lives. What do we do when we feel these powerful emotions impeding our efforts to live the gospel with all our hearts?
26 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
Episode #97 Sex and Intimate Relationships
Mental illness has always produced difficulties with sexuality from a significantly lowered libido to hypersexuality. Working through these difficulties within the law of chastity can be even more difficult but there Lord did not send us here to fail.
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