# 1 Questions About Mental Health ?

Believers aren't immune. Answers do exist.

You have depression or anxiety or some other mental health issue – and you’re a believer.  Now what? That’s not sarcasm. It’s a question from the heart – one we can explore so that you can come out from under the heavy cloud of hopelessness and helplessness that often seems to be part of it. […]

# 2 First Things First:

The One Thing You Must Do for Mental Health Recovery

We began with a question: You have major depression, anxiety or other illness, and you’re a believer – Now what ?   The FIRST thing you must do is to get rid of ‘judgment’… Period. Why ? Depression, Anxiety, or mental illnesses are not crimes or sins. Yes, at times sin (even crime) might be […]

# 3 – Can We Map Inner-Space ?

 YES – at least to some degree we can!  In the last post, I shared my itinerary for our journey with a list of topics we will cover. I’ve told you that more than a thousand clients have walked this path with me. We haven’t discovered everything – and we haven’t discovered anything that is […]

# 4 – The Power of Choice:

What Choice Do We Really have ?

No one chooses to feel bad – right?   RIGHT !    You’ll find no ‘blame’ here. Life is choice. Love is choice. Recovery depends, in large measure, on choice. We have free will, and our God said we must ‘choose’ the way we will go. But – What if we don’t know what choices to make– […]

# 5 – Blast Off !

Entering 'Inner-space'

Ladies and Gentlemen – We have LIFT OFF … For those of you who are already familiar with neuro-anatomy and physiology, this section will be a light-hearted review.   For those who have not yet had a chance to explore, this is the beginning our grand tour.  I am in awe of God’s design. Inner-space (within […]

# 7 Travel Advisory: Exploring Inner-Space

Are there risks we should understand about the fine workings of inner-space? The answer is yes. Some are related to development, some to illness or injury, and some to poor maintenance or neglect. Within potential risks, there are also opportunities for positive intervention.   We’ve learned the basic structure and operation of our electrical and […]

#8 Is There Evidence of Divine Design ?

Yes… God's Fingerprints Show In His Works of Art

The neo-cortex is the outermost structure – or layer of the brain. This is the ‘grey matter’. Here our thinking interacts with the outside world, in ideas, learning, understanding, and behaviors. It processes information and signals that have been routed through deeper structures of the brain. We need to go deep. We seek nuggets of […]

# 9 Switch Hitting: Hallmark of an MVP

How does it work in Inner-space?

Life is much more than baseball – but the game does illustrate the value of flexibility in how we face whatever is pitched at us.  My last post described our fabulous levels of brain function (Levels 1, 2, and 3), and hinted at our ‘switching’ ability.  I promised to explain that operation – and I […]

# 10 The Journey: Are We There Yet ?

That question: “Are we there yet ?”  is oh, so familiar to those who have taken a lengthy trip by car – with young children.  We big kids sometimes need encouragement too.  The road may seem long – but the rewards (travel bonus points) of enhanced awareness, and ability to know and enjoy the territory, […]