What depression has taught me: praying for others is a very practical work of mercy

With few prayerful thoughts to call my own, I have relied on the piety of others As regular readers may remember, I have been suffering with depression since the summer. My last blog on the topic, I’m told, came across more “worryingly bleak” than “winningly chipper in the face of adversity”. That wasn’t really the… Continue reading What depression has taught me: praying for others is a very practical work of mercy

How being LONELY can affect your mental and physical health

In this age of connection, researchers have discovered a surprising rise in people suffering debilitating loneliness – but there is hope. Fortune describes chronic loneliness as a “modern-day epidemic.” John Cacioppo, the director of the University of Chicago’s Center for Congitive and Social Neuroscience, has been studying loneliness over two decades Cacioppo explained loneliness, in… Continue reading How being LONELY can affect your mental and physical health