In the Presence of Wounded Healers

A “wounded healer” leverages their own experiences of pain and tragedy to help others heal from theirs. Originally coined by psychologist Carl Jung, the term was further popularized by theologian Henri Nouwen in his 1972 book of the same name. Working on a book project for most of 2017-18 put me in the presence ofContinue reading “In the Presence of Wounded Healers”

The Completion of a Great Idea

Note: It’s been a year since Balm came out. For those who haven’t read this account just prior to the book’s release, I alternatively call this the book’s “Fourth Epilogue.” Enjoy. Inside a fellowship hall of a church in Austin, Texas, twenty-five people sit upon folding chairs arranged in a horseshoe pattern around a woodenContinue reading “The Completion of a Great Idea”