Health and Wellness

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope

JoAnne Dahl, Ph.D.

ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope – When Rules conflict with your Values

What happens when rules imposed upon you conflict with your own values? Rules always come from the outside, your parents, your school, the ‘gang’ that you hang around in, your workplace or your church. What happens the day you feel that these rules don’t coincide with your own values? This type of conflict causes physical and psychological uneasiness like anxiety, sleep disturbances just to name a few. Today’s program is about how one man dealt with this.

Our guest is Maurice Monette, Maurice spent 20 years of his adult life struggling to finally find acceptance for his own values which meant breaking away from official Roman Catholic priesthood and jumping into the unknown. Maurice has been an education all his life, ordained as a young man as an Roman Catholic priest, seminary professor and director of programs at Loyola University in New Orleans and presently founding partner of the Vallarta Institute, which provides leadership, coaching and evaluation services to foundations and civil society clients all over the world. Maurice has recently come out with a new book entitled Confessions of a Gay Married Priest.