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BrainFood for the Good Life

Welcome to the Brainfood for the Good Life podcast, hosted by licensed psychologist Dr. Paul Schmidt.


I am a warrior in a spiritual war, bringing wisdom, courage, hope, love, joy, peace, and self-control

to fight against fear, hate, shame, and lies.

For hearts broken open by painful emotions, habits, and relationships, these talks are for you.

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Nov 2, 2019

First understand suicide, so you can prevent doing it yourself, and help others to avoid it.  Then after the fact, know how deal with all the thoughts and feelings that are left behind for loved ones to work through.

Oct 31, 2019

We'll discuss all the different conditions that can lead to a diagnostic label of "depression" or "mood disorder", and we'll describe which ones respond best and worst to medicine and psychotherapy, and why.

Oct 29, 2019

We'll learn how to identify and work through emotional conditions of being down short of clinical depression:  discouragement, grief, guilt, bogus guilt, shame, and Godly sorrow.

Sep 15, 2019

This last form of enabling is the most common of all, because it is the most socially acceptable.  It doesn't so much harbor and breed addiction as it does helplessness, dependency, and IMMATURITY.  Learn where we got the term vicarious, as in, living vicariously through someone else.  Once again, if you can see it, you...

Sep 15, 2019

How would you know if you had codependency, if you were codependent?  The term got overused, and we all heard so many definitions that we pretty much stopped talking about it.  But here is a down-to-earth definition that is dead center with all the others.