Rick Patterson Connects
Our mistakes and failures can play too important a role in directing our future as well. It’s a vicious cycle that seems impossible to break. What if there was a way to hone in on the root roadblock, stop the bus and change course?
On the surface it all seemed to be going really well, but inside there was a storm brewing. Anxiety and rage were overtaking my life. Eventually I landed in my doctor’s office hoping for some happy pills to take off this miserable edge… To Read More About Rick Click Here
Your life is in the present. The answers are in your past. There is hope for your future.
What is Truth? The Destruction of Shame
What is Truth? The Great Exposer “What is truth?” is the rhetorical question made famous by Pilate during the interrogation of Jesus. This has become the non rhetorical question in today’s world. We struggle to understand the possibility of “alternative facts”....
Shame and Suicide Prevention
Suicide: the Hidden Time Bomb I just went to a funeral for a young man who had just graduated college and was preparing to begin his adult life. He committed suicide. Like with many suicides, his family and friends were left uttering the words “we had no idea”. What...
Shame vs Guilt – Key Distinctions for Healthy Living
Shame vs Guilt is one of the most frequent topics I address. This is partly because much of my work is done in Christian circles and “guilt” is the operative word among Western Christians. Further, as a result of our Christian heritage and DNA in the US, it's a key...