Depression

How gardening helps mental health
Emotional and Mental Health

How Gardening Is Good for Your Mental Health

The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature is a beautiful, deeply researched book about finding emotional wellness in the act of growing things.

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Mental health
Emotional and Mental Health

Why We Should Make Our Mental Health a Top Priority

Everyone—everyone—is having a hard time during the pandemic. Let’s take that as permission to focus on what nurtures our emotional well-being.

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Roberta Messner retrieves bills from in her mailbox; photo by Scott Goldsmith
Stories of Hope

How Her Faith Helped Her Face Up to Overwhelming Medical Debt

How could she find the courage to tackle the growing mountain of bills?

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Chuck Avery training a dog
Dogs

This Cancer Survivor is Giving Shelter Dogs a Second Chance at Life

Chuck Avery rehabilitates dogs with aggression and other behavioral issues.

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Power of Prayer

Why Folks Who Pray Never Give Up

The power of a prayer chain uplifts a family.

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Living with depression
Living Longer, Living Better

How to Help a Friend Living with Depression

The simple but powerful ways to walk with someone through their misery and mystery.

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Holly Lebowitz Rossi
Positive Living

A Positive Path with Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Overcoming the Winter Blues

The Guideposts blogger shares some techniques for dealing with seasonal affective disorder as we await the arrival of spring.

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God's Grace

How a Divine Duet Gave Her the Confidence She Needed

She was battling depression and found no joy in music anymore. Could she perform for her church’s Sunday service?

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Positive Thinking

7 Ways to Boost Your Positive Self-Talk This Year

What is positive self-talk and how can it improve your mood, relationships and overall confidence in 2021?

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Omar Brooks and his latest foster dog
Dogs

How Fostering Dogs Became This Dogface Soldier’s New Mission

He’d been searching for the sense of purpose he found in the Army. He never guessed the plan God had for him.

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