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Are You Listening To Your Body?

“Human persons are embodied actors rather than thinking things… We are the sorts of animals whose orientation to the world is shaped from the body up more than from the head down.” James K A Smith “Our body is the connection between our inner and outer worlds.” David G Benner Yesterday a massive wildfire fire […]

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I Thought I was Over This

“People tend to think of recollections as fading over time, but memories grow like manuscripts being revised. In remembering, we add and fill in—and the more often you remember something, the more you change it, by committing to memory your own imaginative acts of recall.” Joshua Rothman, New Yorker article “Every time you remember something, […]

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Getting Rid of the Stigma

The technical definition of the word “stigma” is “a mark of infamy, a mark of disgrace.” And one of the greatest (perhaps the greatest) stigmas in our society exists in the area of mental health, with struggles like addiction, depression, and certainly suicide. A discussion of the subject of suicide brings about strong reactions, sometimes […]

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Stress in College: What Everyone Should Know

Coping With Stress Stress is your physical, emotional, and mental response to change, regardless of whether the change is good or bad. Without some stress, people wouldn’t get a lot done. The extra burst of adrenaline that helps you finish your final paper, win at sports, or meet any other challenge is positive stress. It’s […]

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You Do Well To Be Angry

Jesus friend Lazarus died. And let me offer my own paraphrase of what followed: Before Jesus wept, he got really pissed off about this. Its right there in the text, terribly neutered in the NIV version, emasculated down to “deeply moved.” But John, who witnessed our red faced furious Savior, wanted us to know about […]

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