A Note to Clergy on Worries, Anxieties and Hurts

A Note to Clergy on Worries, Anxieties and Hurts

I have such a list of worries at this time! Race relations, the climate, abortion rights, Iranian nukes and Israel’s security. I am worried about Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, and these worries are very real to me as I have so much family in Israel. I am...
Pandemic Widens Mental Health Gap in US

Pandemic Widens Mental Health Gap in US

Cases of anxiety and depression increased dramatically during the pandemic. Researchers with the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report on April 30 that confirmed what previous studies had revealed: Cases of, and emergency department visits for,...
How Prayer Can Help You with Despair

How Prayer Can Help You with Despair

Prayer is an antidote to despair. Notice I didn’t suggest a promise about depression I can’t guarantee? Truthfully, prayer is not much of an antidote to depression because mostly it’s just not. Working with depression is a reminder of how chronic it can be and how...
How Trees May Help Your COVID-19 Anxieties

How Trees May Help Your COVID-19 Anxieties

We’ve all had to find our own ways of coping with a restricted way of life while we co-exist with COVID-19. Apparently, lots of folk have been tuning in to Bob Ross, the American painter, instructor and television host on his own program, The Joy of Painting. It helps...
6 Culprits of Pandemic-Driven Anxiety for Seniors

6 Culprits of Pandemic-Driven Anxiety for Seniors

A recent anxiety attack caused me to reexamine my activities, as well as my in-activities, during the pandemic. Disaster response experts tell us the six-month mark after any natural catastrophe is called the “disillusionment phase.” That’s where we are currently,...