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Category Archives: The Crossroads – Where Faith Meets Mental Health

The Danger of Being “Fine”

“I’m fine.” “Just great!” “Doing well, thanks.” No matter how we’re actually feeling or doing, it’s generally considered a matter ofRead more »

Seven Things Your Mentally Ill Friend Wants to Tell You in 2017

A New Year is here, and with it new blessings, joys, sufferings, and opportunities to grow in the Lord. If you are one of the millions ofRead more »

I Washed My Face

St. Kateri Tekakwitha slept on a bed of thorns. St. Rose of Lima cropped her hair and disfigured her skin. Blessed Alexandrina de CostaRead more »

Rest, Don’t Quit

Catholic women work hard. Understatement of the millennium, right? We nourish and nurture relationships, create and raise precious lives,Read more »

Mother Teresa: A Lamp in the Darkness

“Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,   to observe thy righteousRead more »

A Personal Tribute to Mother Teresa: My Mystical Journey to Darjeeling

It happened one morning during my High School English class when I was asked to select and write about my role model. MotherRead more »

The Weakling

I am a weakling. I am a burden on my loved ones. The thought crosses my mind so often, it gets fixed in the back of my brain. I can seeRead more »

Eternal Rest Unto Dreams

photo source “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”-Proverbs 19:21 A bride kneels next to herRead more »

The Really Bad Day

From the very cheeriest of Catholic women to the most depressed, we’ve all had at least one Really Bad Day. Not just a bad day. A ReallyRead more »

St. Hot Mess

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena St. Catherine of Siena’s famous quote isRead more »

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

“See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!”- 2 Corinthians 6:2 In the past two weeks, I have deep-cleaned myRead more »

Burying My Mother Alive

This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper. -T. S. Eliot Last year, I buried my mother. The hardest part is that she’sRead more »

The Life-Saving Lessons of Lent

Lent was serious business back in my Catholic elementary school days. Meat disappeared from the Friday lunch menu. Our colorfulRead more »

I Remember Mama: The Early Days

If stay-at-home moms were awarded senior superlatives, mine would have been voted “Most Likely to Save the World”. After a majorRead more »

Remember the Manger: A Guide to Surviving the Christmas Season with Depression

by Liz Schleicher Merry Christmas! As Catholics, we are approaching the completion of a season devoted to pure joy. We’ve beenRead more »