December 27th FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Without even the tiniest expressions of love, you can’t sustain the larger ones. So, dust off your ‘thank yous’ and appreciate the love in your life that is your life. -Byron Jamal The hardest thing to do sometimes is love from a distance. -Joshua Bridges Perfection is what you’re striving for, but perfection is anContinue reading “December 27th FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

8 Depression Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

To help you recognize depression that warrants concern, whether in yourself or a loved one, here are eight depression symptoms — some of which you might even find surprising — that you shouldn’t ignore. Trouble sleeping Although depression can sap energy and motivation during the day, a person may often lie awake at night, unable toContinue reading “8 Depression Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore”

How relationship anxiety could play havoc with your love life

It’s not easy to commit to something new and this applies to our relationships too. When the magical allure of the initial attraction wears off, and when it’s time to decide whether you want to be with this person or not, a brief period of indecisiveness is quite normal. But for many people, this periodContinue reading “How relationship anxiety could play havoc with your love life”

Court listened to AMA on defining alcoholism as a disease, not a crime

Tanya Albert Henry Contributing News Writer Alcoholism wasn’t always seen as a disease needing treatment, and the American Medical Association’s work was on the forefront of changing how the court system viewed and treated those who cannot control their alcohol consumption. Over the years, the U.S. Supreme Court has looked to AMA policies and an amicus briefContinue reading “Court listened to AMA on defining alcoholism as a disease, not a crime”

Be Equipped for Recovery

If you want to be healed, make a commitment right now to begin the process of grieving. Take steps forward, even when you have to force yourself. These daily devotions introduce you to the tools you need for working through the process of grieving. We want you to be equipped for recovery. You may feelContinue reading “Be Equipped for Recovery”

Joy Can Return

It does get better; you will experience joy again. In her book A Passage Through Grief, Barbara Baumgardner writes, “They told me one day I would go twenty-four hours without thinking of my loss. I told them they were crazy. “They weren’t crazy; they were right. At first, I felt guilt, then elation.”[1] God isContinue reading “Joy Can Return”

Good morning you beautiful, unique you!

Let us motivate each other today and stay positive. We all have things happen that turn our lives upside down. What is important is that we recognize what the problem is and pick ourselves back up and move forward. Helping others helps you. Be the support someone needs, be a shoulder to cry on, andContinue reading “Good morning you beautiful, unique you!”

I’ve Learned So Much Since Becoming A Bereaved Parent – Here Are The 10 Most Important Things

by Jennifer Canvasser  Trigger warning: child loss Years have passed since I held my son Micah in my arms. Micah died from complications of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disease, just before his first birthday. When Micah died in the Pediatric ICU, we left the hospital with his things in a plastic hospital bag and a 30-page booklet withContinue reading “I’ve Learned So Much Since Becoming A Bereaved Parent – Here Are The 10 Most Important Things”

7 Symptoms Of Depression That Can Be Debilitating

by Kimberly Zapata  Depression is a common condition that affects millions of people each year. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, depression affects 264 million people worldwide. It’s a leading cause of disability, impacting many — physically, mentally, and economically. It is (somewhat) biased. Depression is more prevalent in women than in men, and depression can lead to suicide —Continue reading “7 Symptoms Of Depression That Can Be Debilitating”