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Good Word of the Day // Doing Without

“We are happy in direct proportion to the things we can do without.” Henry David Thoreau

Episode 163: Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don't Want to Talk About with Ryan Casey Waller Good / True / & Beautiful | with Ashton Gustafson

Ryan Casey Waller, a pastor and licensed psychotherapist himself suffering from depression and anxiety, takes on the relationship of mental health and faith while addressing the role of self-care, compassion, and restoration.
  1. Episode 163: Depression, Anxiety, and Other Things We Don't Want to Talk About with Ryan Casey Waller
  2. Episode 162: The Power of Writing it Down with Ally Fallon
  3. Episode 161: Honest Advent with Scott Erickson
  4. Everybody Now
  5. The Keepers of Color with Jon Marro

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Current Reading List

The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring – by Parker J. Palmer

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If found Palmer’s thoughts on action to be very enlightening. I’m seeing a lot better after these words and will for sure reread again very soon.

Walden; on, Life in the Woods – by Henry David Thoreau

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I know I’m late to the ball on this one, but it’s beautiful. I’m not sure if something can become more true as it ages, but it appears that these words are waltzing into our modern world like wine.

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair – by Anne Lamott

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I think we sow for ourselves a blanket over time with our experiences and insight we gather throughout our days. Everyday gathering another piece of a meaning, hope, and joy to stitch to the blanket we’ve been sowing all our lives. My blanket is bigger and my soul is warmer after I read Anne’s words.


If you don’t read and these titles don’t interest you, no worries. But I ask you to give something a shot. Google the galaxies, check out a TED talk, and just find a way to get curious about something. I think you’ll find that the more dots you find, the more dots you’ll connect.

And it’s all connected.

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