We know we should cultivate silence in our lives. Why don’t we?

May 23, 2023

Scripture, science and experience tell us that we all should cultivate silence in our lives. If we know this, why do we resist it? If you want “to learn to better wait in silence,” a silent, directed retreat might be what you’re looking for.

I Think, Therefore I Feel

May 16, 2023

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S
Emotions, not being rational, can be difficult to control when an event triggers one. But there is a step between the event and the emotion that we can control; the preceding thought. Managing our thoughts can help avoid negative emotions and the hurtful actions that sometimes follow.

Avoiding Mud Puddles or How to Move Beyond Mere Survival

May 2, 2023

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S.
When young, we learn coping strategies to safeguard our emotional, psychological and social survival, but not all strategies may be healthy. A person dying of thirst, for example, will drink from a mudpuddle to survive. How does one avoid drinking from mud puddles?

How Do I Know: Am I Doing God’s Will?

April 19, 2023

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, CPPS.
A common idea is that God has a detailed life plan for each of us, and our job is to figure that out. This can lead to anxiety, and even fear, of guessing wrongly, not pleasing God, and suffering the negative consequences. How do we know if we are doing God’s will?

Changing unhelpful habits

April 5, 2023

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, CPPS
People tend to think of habits as behavior, but we also have thinking habits. We get used to certain thoughts or ways of thinking, and we repeat them automatically. They may or may not be true or accurate, but we continue to repeat them, which can cause problems.

Grieving: Healing from Loss

January 24, 2021

We’ve all experienced loss in many ways over the last year. This can create a heavy burden to carry. Learn how grieving can help heal. Fr. Garry Richmeier is joined by Annette D'Angelo and Marge Lavenburg for this free video on-demand program.

What to do when you can’t shake the blues

June 29, 2020

By Fr. Garry Richmeier
Over my 25 years as a counselor, people have often come to me saying they are feeling down or depressed. They wonder what is wrong and they want to fix it. I thought today I would share with you some of my experience about what to do when you’re feeling the blues, especially when it lasts a while.


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