Dealing with Tough Emotions

It’s a truism in America that women deal with emotions better than men.  I’m not sure about that.  I have a lot of female friends who struggle with their difficult emotions just as much as men, only differently.  Men, especially of older generations, tend to keep...

Being Miserable: Saboteurs in the Flesh

Years ago Mark, a brilliant professional man, came to speak with me as his parish priest.  He said that his alcoholic sister was constantly sucking the energy out of his life.  Whenever he was around her, he found himself leaving depressed, angry and frustrated.  He...