Running Through the Night

Running Through the Night

At 37, Paul Burgess has been a pastor long enough to know that many people struggle with their mental health, especially during the dark winter months when daylight is in short supply. He also understands the important role ministers and churches can play in providing...
Obesity Often a Symptom of Economic Inequality

Obesity Often a Symptom of Economic Inequality

Sixteen U.S. states have an adult obesity rate of at least 35% — a four-state increase from 2019. This was the key finding in the 18th annual report on obesity from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released in September. This parallels a World Health Organization...
Looking Out for Others

Looking Out for Others

We all know that staying fit and healthy at any age requires self-discipline. Pushing back from the table, getting up from the couch, and moving forward with meaningful exercise are keys to success. Exercise, to be effective, needs to be more than an occasional amble...
When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 2

When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 2

I recently slogged my way out of a series of losses. Though I talked of grief overlays, or cumulative grief, I didn’t address how one might do the work of addressing the presence of it in one’s life. So, let’s talk about overlays, a cumulative grief. Ideally, one...