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Small World Blessings in a Big City

Encountering healing and comfort while getting the Covid-19 vaccine

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5 Reasons to Stick with a Paper Planner

Writing things down not only helps you reach your goals and remember more, but can also keep you inspired all year long.

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Positive self-talk

Why Talking to Yourself Can Be a Good Thing

Thinking is great, but sometimes you need to have a direct conversation with the person in the mirror.

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The Positive Power of a Weekly Food Routine

Making or buying a meaningful food is a way to mark time and reconnect with yourself.

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Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman and the other jurors from 12 Angry Men

21 Classic Movies to Watch in February on TCM

Frigid February nights call for a cozy throw, a comfy couch and these 21 films airing on Turner Classic Movies in February 2021.

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How a Divine Calling Brings Life Purpose

Doctors, pastors, and writers alike weigh in on this heaven-sent sense of direction.

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Jason Segel as Dane, Dakota Johnson as Nicole in Our Friend (Photo Credit Claire Folger)

How Faith and His Best Friend Helped This Husband in His Caregiving Journey

His wife had terminal cancer. His friend moved in to help. The true story behind the film Our Friend.

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Emotional warmth in winter

The Importance of Warmth—And Staying Connected

Research shows a link between feelings of loneliness and physical cold. Here’s why, as well as four ways to bring more warmth—physically and emotionally—into your life.

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Edward Grinnan

If Memory Fades, What Happens in Our Dreams?

In researching a book about Alzheimer’s, some questions for God.

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Holly Lebowitz

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Safe, Cozy Ways to Use Candles

Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi demonstrates how, just by lighting a tiny wick, you can bring comfort and peace into your home.

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5 Stories of Heavenly Music to Comfort Your Soul

These mysterious melodies, hymns, and instruments brought peace to those who needed it most.

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Martin Luther King Jr. listening at a meeting of the SCLC staff at an Atlanta restaurant

How Martin Luther King, Jr., Found Redemptive Love Out of Anger

King’s legacy includes the full range of human emotions, and how they can be channeled into meaningful and positive change.

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