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081 – Dr. Carlos Gomez on What Makes Us Happy?

081 – Dr. Carlos Gomez on What Makes Us Happy?

In today’s episode I welcome one of my closest friends, Dr. Carlos Gomez, a psychologist in Miami, Florida. Join us as we discuss what the psychological research has to say about happiness. SPOILER: it doesn’t come from success, how much money you have, or how many trips you take to Disney World. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmariosacasa/ Instagram: …

DR. MARIO'S PODCASTS:

081 – Dr. Carlos Gomez on What Makes Us Happy?

In today’s episode I welcome one of my closest friends, Dr. Carlos Gomez, a psychologist in Miami, Florida. Join us as we discuss what the psychological research has to say about happiness. SPOILER: it doesn’t come from success, how much money you have, or how many trips you take to Disney World. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmariosacasa/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmariosacasa/

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080 – Hope Leads the Way, Lecture 3 of 3: The Power of Hope

This is it, the conclusion of Hope Leads the Way lecture series. This talk is called the Power of Hope. It builds on the first two talks and like the end of a good trilogy brings the whole thing together. We share some of the reasons why we worry, how to approach fear and anxiety through a lens of faith,

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079 – Hope Leads the Way, Lecture 2 of 3: Hope as a Theological Virtue

Here we go, Part 2 of 3 of Hope Leads the Way! In the first presentation we focused on the psychology of hope and today we are taking the next step on our journey and examine hope as a theological virtue. What does it mean to think of hope an acquired habit? Or a firm disposition of our interior life

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078 – Hope Leads the Way, Lecture 1 of 3: Hope as a Psychological Trait

Alright, I’m pumped because I have something special for you today. Over the next three episodes of the podcast, I’m going to do something different. Instead of having a guest and doing a typical interview, I want to share with you my lecture series on hope. These are deeply personal lectures, where I dive into my own struggles with hope

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077 – Fr. Brice Higginbotham on how to pray to the saints

Why do we pray to the saints? Is it important? How do they help us on the spiritual journey towards heaven? Joining me on the podcast to help answer these questions is Fr. Brice Higginbotham, priest of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, and author of the book “Daily Lessons from the Saints: 52 Weeks of Inspiration and Encouragement” by Rockridge Press.

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076 – Dr. Donald Songy on Attachment Theory and Dating

I welcome Dr. Donald Songy to discuss the ways attachment needs impact dating. We start by giving a brief recap of attachment theory (hint: relationships are key to our mental health) and we dive into its application to dating, online dating, and the process of allowing a serious relationship to meet our needs for “felt security.” Dr. Mario Sacasa Facebook

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Speaking Events

Past Event: “Hope Leads the Way” Seminar at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee, Florida

Talk 1: Hope as a Psychological Trait

Talk 3: The Power of Hope

Talk 2: Hope as a Theological Virtue

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Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Every day we are faced with a thousand little choices of what to do and where to be. Do I hit the snooze button? Do I check my email before getting out of bed? What type of

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I am a Catholic Christian husband and father, that’s my primary vocation and passion. I am happily married to my wife of 16 years, Kristin, and together we share the joy of parenting our four sons. At Willwoods, I am blessed to serve as the Associate Director of the Faith and Marriage Apostolate. In this position, I work closely with my friend Jason Angelette (Director) as we try to serve married couples and individuals on their journey of faith. I offer retreats and lectures, write for the blog, and host a bi-weekly podcast, Always Hope.

Through our ministry, you can certainly expect some great content specifically targeted for married couples. I am proud of the work we do for couples and hope that these resources bless you. Yet, renewing our culture to be pro-marriage means more than just supporting married couples. The undergirding themes of love and faith transcend all states of life. So, if you are single or dating and happened to come across this page or listened to my podcast, know that you are in the right place, too.

As a marriage counselor, I strongly believe that good theology and good counseling theory can work together. You will see this mash-up throughout my writings, lectures, and podcasts.

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