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I am a microbiology professor and a Christian with generalized anxiety disorder and depression. My goal is to help others find freedom from what holds them back.

I am a microbiology professor and a Christian with generalized anxiety disorder and depression. My goal is to help others find freedom from what holds them back.
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I am a microbiology professor and a Christian with generalized anxiety disorder and depression. My goal is to help others find freedom from what holds them back.

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English


Episodes

SoulCare Podcast Episode 011: The dangers of self-diagnosis

1/20/2019
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It can be tempting to diagnose our own psychological and physical ailments. But a few minutes on the internet can never replace a visit to a professional. Resist the temptation to self-diagnose!

Duration:00:23:35

SoulCare Podcast Episode 010: Sleep is underrated!

12/31/2018
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For some reason I can't understand, as a culture we've decided that the need for sleep is a sign of weakness. As a biologist, I would argue instead that along with food and water, sleep is among the most important basic needs of a human being. Furthermore, how well and how long we sleep plays a huge part in our physical and mental health.

Duration:00:26:17

Five - Minute Mindfulness Meditation: Romans 8:1

12/8/2018
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A short guided meditation to prepare your heart for the truth of Scripture.

Duration:00:07:46

The SoulCare Podcast Episode 009: Mindfulness

12/8/2018
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Meditation has a long history in the Christian church, and modern biomedical science has found that it can be helpful to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.

Duration:00:23:50

SoulCare Podcast Episode 008: My Mental Health Breakdown

11/18/2018
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After 10 years of pushing hard, pushing through, and toughing it out, I broke. This is my story.

Duration:00:19:33

The SoulCare Podcast Episode 007: Bears on the loose

11/4/2018
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Stressful events in our lives can accumulate to the point of triggering the fight-or-flight response, as if there was a bear on the loose terrorizing us. Chronic fight-or-flight can cause physical and mental illnesses, so it's essential for us to learn coping and resilience skills to keep the bears out of our lives in the first place, or to chase them off when they show up uninvited.

Duration:00:27:46

The SoulCare Podcast Episode 006: Mental Health in College

10/19/2018
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Contrary to popular belief, college isn't always "the best four years of your life." What can college students expect from their mental and emotional health during these years, and how can they take the best care of themselves possible?

Duration:00:19:13

SoulCare Podcast Episode 005: The importance of honest self-talk

10/7/2018
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We have talk to ourselves continuously. Some of us aren't saying nice things.

Duration:00:15:36

The SoulCare Podcast Episode 004: Healing Our Cultural Wounds

9/29/2018
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Stigma, silence, and unfair expectations in the church are causing many people to look elsewhere for support. But it doesn't have to be this way. We can and must heal the cultural wounds in the Christian church.

Duration:00:14:23

The SoulCare Podcast Episode 003: Expectations in the Church

9/24/2018
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Sometimes in the church we impose expectations on other people that are unfair, unrealistic, and even unbiblical. It's time to stop.

Duration:00:26:23

The SoulCare Podcast Episode 002: Silence in the Church

9/15/2018
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Mental health in the church can be a sticky issue. But it doesn't have to be.

Duration:00:12:34

SoulCare Podcast episode 001: Stigma in the Church

9/3/2018
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The SoulCare Podcast is intended to provide encouragement for those struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression. Your host, David Edward Cummings, is a college biology professor and researcher, a devout Christian, and a first-hand sufferer of anxiety and depression. He is a regular speaker at churches and other organizations on these topics and is nearing completion of his first book. (This podcast is not intended to serve as professional mental health advice. Please see a licensed...

Duration:00:06:38