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An English Tradition: A Dry January

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In 2012, a campaign began in England to decrease alcohol consumption. It’s gained momentum in the UK, and it’s making its way into the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH) 87.6 percent of … Continue reading

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Loneliness and How It Affects Your Health

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“Keep in mind that to avoid loneliness, many people need both a social circle and an intimate attachment. Having just one of two may still leave you feeling lonely.” –Gretchen Rubin Those without friends and family at the holidays often … Continue reading

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The Importance of Self-Care to Your Faith

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Lives don’t only get busy through the holiday season, although that certainly doesn’t help in managing your schedule. When you feel as if your calendar is out of control, you get stressed. What can you do to keep your life … Continue reading

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Turn January Blues Into an Opportunity to Mentor

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As you’re making your resolutions for the new year, consider adding mentoring to your list. January is National Mentoring Month, a national campaign to increase awareness about the benefits of mentoring. Young people need mentoring relationships to help them grow … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Be a Happier Person

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“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” —Martha Washington … Continue reading

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Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving … Continue reading

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Tips for Overcoming Loneliness

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It’s completely natural for humans to crave companionship. While it’s nice to be alone sometimes, most of us feel the need to spend time with other people. This may be a spouse, a parent, or a friend. Isolation for long … Continue reading

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Mental Illness in the Religious World

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When you hear someone has cancer or some other serious disease, you most likely offer prayer, perhaps arrange a meal train, and ask them if there is anything you can do. You might post on your social media page asking … Continue reading

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