Monthly Archives: August 2016

Depressed Adults Not Getting Care

Yet many on antidepressants may not need them More than two-thirds of adults with depression don’t receive any treatment for their condition, researchers reported. In an analysis of data from the Medicare Expenditure Panel Surveys (MEPS), only about 29% of … Continue reading

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The Power of Affirmative Faith

The Power of Affirmative Faith By Bruce G. Epperly Twenty-eight affirmations to help Christians and others to put their faith into action. Bruce G. Epperly is interim minister of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Cavetown, Maryland; director of … Continue reading

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Affirmations

Exercise One: Living by Your Affirmations At the heart of the Christian doctrine of creation is the goodness of the world. Ultimately, this goodness must be affirmed in our own lives. There are numerous affirmations of divine goodness that concretize … Continue reading

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Lift Your Hands in Prayer

Different hand movements influence the mind differently. Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav explained that lifting one’s hands above the head has a special influence relating to prayer as “going beyond [above] the intellect.” Another beautiful and very meaningful gesture (especially when … Continue reading

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Seeking Surrender

Give voice to your desire to let go of something. In your journal, write the following sentence: “I want to let go of …” You may have a specific situation, feeling or recurring thought that is calling to be released. … Continue reading

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Ebony Prayer Ritual

As you . . . reflect on how you might “pray always,” I’d like to suggest another practice: Ebony Prayer, or praying in bed. Not only can you pray ceaselessly but in all places as well, including the darkness of your sleep. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Practices Faith

The Basic Practice Faith defined as an acceptance of certain religious doctrines is an essential element in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is an attitude of devotion that opens a gateway to spiritual practice. In the … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey By Matthew Fox

Fox concludes with this wish: “May we journey with the same candor, courage, and imagination as Merton mustered for his — with the same Spirit at our backs and in our hearts. May we, like he, journey back and forward … Continue reading

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Why Bipolar People Commit Suicide

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Bipolar Disorder- Film Documentary

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