When Death Is a Blessing: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

By Harold W. Anderson, Ph.D., M.Div, LMFT There is a moral task of caregiving, and that involves just being there, being with that person and being committed. When there is nothing that can be done, we have to be able to say, ‘look, I’m with you in this experience. Right through to the end ofContinue reading “When Death Is a Blessing: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease”

The Busy Brain

By Harold W. Anderson, Ph.D., LMFT When I was a practicing mental health professional, many of my clients would complain about anxiety.  “I just can’t turn off my brain,” they would complain, “My busy brain keeps me awake, floods my waking moments with ominous possibilities and makes my everyday life so problematic it’s affecting myContinue reading “The Busy Brain”

Living with Depression: A Challenge No Matter How You Cut It

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow While some people might feel “down” occasionally, such feelings do not describe the intensity of negative emotions and debilitating effects of depression.  Clinical depression (major depressive disorder) isContinue reading “Living with Depression: A Challenge No Matter How You Cut It”

Mass Shootings and Red Herrings

Red Herrings, if left unattended, tend to stink up the place and the red herrings that prevent intelligent and common-sense responses to mass shooting are indeed stinking up our country. Can you say red herring?  A red herring fallacy is a ploy used to divert people’s attention from the original topic of discussion.  Following theContinue reading “Mass Shootings and Red Herrings”