The holidays are not a time of joy for millions of people, but rather one of grief, longing and sadness. In fact, our culture’s ‘happy holiday’ frenzy can only deepen the sadness. Psychology Today explains the causes and how to cope. (Photo: Anna Shvets pexels.com)
Everyone enjoys special treats during the holidays, but they are often full of sugar that can cause health problems. This article from Harvard Medical School looks at the dangers of sugar and how to avoid them. (Photo: LadyDragonFlyCC, Creative Commons)
Many of us look forward to celebrations during the holidays, yet it is also a time when some people are more likely to drink beyond their limits than at other times of the year. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism offers tips to help you stay safe. (Photo: Kimery Davis, Creative Commons)
The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of parties, get-togethers and and occasions for indulging in delicious foods. It’s easy to overdo it, but keeping some simple principles in mind can help. From the federal Centers for Disease Control.
The pandemic has stressed everybody out and caused depression rates to triple, according to a Boston University study. Church leaders can help by learning about depression and talking about it in their faith communities. This article from Crosswalk explains. (Photo: anna shvets pexels.com)
No shock to anyone that stress can rob your life of enjoyment and contribute to poor health. But what can we do about it? Plenty! This article from Harvard School of Public Health explains why stress is damaging and how to help. (Photo: Bottled Void, Creative Commons)
A legal drug, alcohol poses enormous risk of becoming habitual or addictive — with disastrous consequences to individuals, families and communities. But why is it so harmful and what can we do about it? Psychology Today gives an authoritative overview. (Photo: Insomnia cured here, Creative Commons)
Due to Covid-19, extreme weather and other phenomena, our nation is awash in grief and loss. Even emotionally resilient people are mourning from loss … of loved ones, of restricted mobility, of a vision of a stable future. How to cope? Health.com has put together an assortment of helpful articles.
Just when you thought the pandemic’s light was at the end of the tunnel, a surge in cases has renewed worry … and confusion! If you’ve been vaccinated, you may be helped with a booster. How do you know? This article from Yale Medicine can help. (Photo: N.J. Military and Veterans Affairs, Creative Commons)
Diabetes is on the rise in our nation, but being aware of the risk factors for the disease and the warning signs of prediabetes can help you, your loved ones and your congregation stay healthy. Authoritative information from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.