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Talking About Suicide in Faith Communities

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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. On average, there are about 121 suicides each day, and half of those involve firearms. Men are more likely to … Continue reading

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September Days to Remember

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“The Fantasticks” ran for 42 years off-Broadway, and it’s been produced in 67 countries around the world. Its popularity is probably due to its memorable songs, the story and the minimalist set design. The opening number “Try to Remember” talks … Continue reading

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Scientific Studies About Boosting Your Mood

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“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” –Zig Ziglar Moods can go up and down each day, sometimes even several times in an hour. Staying positive has been shown to have positive effects on your … Continue reading

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International Forgiveness Day

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Alexander Pope said, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Merriam-Webster defines forgiveness as “to cease to feel resentment against (an offender).” Most of today’s world religions have some kind of teaching on forgiveness, which provides a tradition and practice … Continue reading

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Setting Boundaries to Maintain Your Well-Being

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If you find yourself saying yes to everything and being exhausted, you might have a problem setting boundaries. Workaholics often have a problem separating work and home life because they cannot find a balance between the two. People-pleasers want to … Continue reading

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Ideas for Self-Care

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Summer might be the ideal time for a vacation, but do you really relax when you’ve got time off to do things you don’t normally do? If you’re like most people, you spend a week racing around trying to have … Continue reading

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Going on a Spiritual Retreat

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Summer might be the time for vacations, but many people do not come back from a week of travel fully refreshed and revitalized. A hectic work schedule is traded for a frenzied week of visiting as many places as possible, … Continue reading

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Churches Can Be Instrumental in Helping People With PTSD

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Most people are aware of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. In 1980, when the American Psychiatric Association added PTSD to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it was considered controversial, even though soldiers had been experiencing PTSD symptoms … Continue reading

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