Be with the Word

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Summary

Dr. Gerry discusses the Sunday readings from a psychological and family-oriented perspective. Although the holidays are meant to be a joyful time, many people struggle with higher levels of depression, grief, loneliness, and stress. Some people also experience seasonal affective disorder – and all this and a global pandemic as well! Dr. Gerry integrates the best advice from the mental health community with the wisdom of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

Show Notes

Although the holidays are meant to be a joyful time, many people struggle with higher levels of depression, grief, loneliness, and stress. Some people also experience seasonal affective disorder – and all this and a global pandemic as well! 

Dr. Gerry integrates the best advice from the mental health community with the wisdom of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. 
 
The importance of “doing less” and setting realistic expectations. 
 
Practical suggestions to turn this season into an internal spiritual pilgrimage by increasing meditation, practicing mindfulness (watchfulness), loving others, and receiving comfort from God and His saints. 
 
“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks.” 1 Thessalonians 5
 
“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear” -St. Thérèse of Lisieux

What is Be with the Word?

“Be With The Word” is a weekly podcast from Souls and Hearts with Dr. Peter Malinoski, clinical psychologist, and Dr. Gerry Crete, marriage and family therapist. The hosts delve into human and psychological issues that surface in the upcoming Sunday Mass readings.