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5 Tips for Coping With Grief During the Holidays

For many people, Christmas music, festive decorations and holiday parties all serve to incite feelings of joy and good cheer. However, for many others, they only serve as painful reminders of what was lost. If you, like ...

Category: Aid Health and Wellness

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Dealing With Loneliness

Joss Whedon said, “Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.” Many people feel lonely even in a crowd of people. Loneliness is complex emotion. It’s a sadness when you feel like you don’t ...

Category: Aid Health and Wellness

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Want To Be Happy? Become Religiously Affiliated

If you haven’t been feeling particularly happy about yourself and your life for a while and just can’t seem to get that joie de vivre back that you used to have, try becoming religiously affiliated. Before yo ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

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The Dark Side of Meditation

Oh joy. Just when you finally convinced yourself to begin a structured meditation routine so as to receive all the benefits promised by certified therapists and pop culture gurus alike comes the disturbing news that medi ...

Category: Health and Wellness Science

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Don’t Run on Empty—Take Time for Self-Care

Even older cars have a warning light to tell you when the gas tank is getting low. Ignore that little light and you risk a hazardous situation that could have been easily fixed. Running out of gas is not only inconvenien ...

Category: Health and Wellness Science

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Coping With Loneliness Through the Holidays

There are a lot of expectations around the holiday season. Christmas commercials remind you that it’s the season to be with family and loved ones. Buy lavish gifts and enjoy the food and parties. When you’re ...

Category: Health and Wellness Holidays and Observances

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Be Kind to Yourself

September is back-to-school month. Parents everywhere are jumping up and down that kids can get back to a routine. About one month in, those same parents may be looking back at summer and remembering the lazy, carefree d ...

Category: Health and Wellness school

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Information for Suicide Prevention Month

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. On average, there are about 123 suicides per day. Consider that AFSP estimates there are 25 attempts for ...

Category: Health and Wellness Science

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Talking About Mental Health Disorders in Church

In a strange sense of irony, Margot Kidder died during Mental Health Awareness Month. She dealt with bipolar disorder and urged people to be more empathetic toward others dealing with mental health conditions. Her legacy ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion Science

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Can Religion Help Manage PTSD Symptoms?

June is designated PTSD Awareness Month. The American Psychiatric Association defines PTSD as “posttraumatic stress disorder. . . . [A] psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnesse ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion Science

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