Divorce is virtually always a mess and often in unpredictable ways. Here we examine many of the considerations people often overlook when contemplating ending a marriage. Gain a deeper understanding of the factors leading to marital breakdown and what you might expect post-divorce in the world of dating and finding a new partner.
Find a reason, any reason, to be thankful. No matter how bad it seems, we can always find gratitude if we are willing. Giving thanks is an intentional decision and a learned skill. The hard part is moving from a persona of "victim" to a persona of "blessed." We must die to ourselves to find gratitude. In this video I explain what that means and how to do it. It has to be done on purpose and with persistence in order to reap the reward of deep peace and contentment. Listen for practical tips and general principles that will help you on your path to emotional health.
Learning how to stand up for ourselves and say no is fundamental to being emotionally healthy. We, in the mental health business, call it "assertiveness." Being assertive means overcoming the fear of what may happen in our relationships if we speak our mind. Assertiveness can be done well or poorly and I'll discuss examples of both.
Martin Carpenter MD plumbs his own mind on the subject of gender discrimination, describing how his own fears have prevented him from formally speaking out on gender bias in the past. Unlock the secrets of your hangups and frustrations as Dr. Carpenter analyzes this explosive topic with unprecedented vulnerability.
Feelings of meaninglessness creeping in? Here are some thoughts on how we get ourselves into patterns of stagnation and going through the motions.
Dr. Carpenter elaborates on the typical psycho-spiritual processes most people wade through on their way to deep maturity and true adulthood which comes to meaningful completion in only a few.
Video excerpt from Episode 11 Michael Lensing
Michael discussed his favorite spot in the funeral home -- the embalming room. He finds it is most peaceful and "there's no back talk."
Psychiatrist, Marty Carpenter, MD, elaborates on the complexities of the Las Vegas mass shooting.