Addiction Affects the Whole Family: Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Addiction Affects the Whole Family: Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Addiction Affects the Whole Family: Tips for Surviving the Holidays

The holidays can be loaded with expectations. Connecting with family, feeling the true spirit of this time, giving the perfect gift, making the perfect meal and creating the perfect family memories can be daunting for even the most organized and…

Anxiety and Depression: Your Cope Ahead Plan for the Holidays

Anxiety and Depression: Your Cope Ahead Plan for the Holidays
What do you get when you struggle with anxiety and/or depression and combine lots of family time, a little too much entertaining and a dozen Christmas cookies? The opportunity to make a Christmas Cope Ahead plan to help you take...

StreetReach: Changing Lives One Person at a Time

StreetReach: Changing Lives One Person at a Time

“My job is to be a peddler of hope,” explains Bryan Holt, BBA, MS, Outreach Case Manager at Pine Rest’s StreetReach Program, which serves Kent Country Adults living in extreme poverty who are homeless, may struggle with drug or alcohol disorders,…

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

“What if I just don’t have any blessings to count this holiday season?” For most of us, Thanksgiving and the holiday season that follows represents an opportunity to count our blessings and have an attitude of gratitude. But for people…

Gratitude: Three Good Things

When was the last time you actively looked for and reflected upon the positives in your life? Taking the time to recognize these positives encourages us, lifts our spirits and empowers us, especially when we share them with others. Below…

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

As we enter into the holiday season, some of us may feel increased levels of stress as we begin to wonder what family gatherings are going to include. Will there be political arguments around the dinner table? Will we be…

How to Enjoy a Not-So-Perfect Holiday

How to Enjoy a Not-So-Perfect Holiday

A perfectly browned Thanksgiving turkey, a magical Christmas filled with just the right presents, a Hanukkah celebration rivaling those you remember from childhood…everyone has holiday expectations. Planning for the perfect holiday often creates pain and disappointment when the idealistic expectations…

Dementia and the Faith Community

Dementia and the Faith Community

Many persons with dementia, especially those raised in religious households, benefit from attending services and having home visits. Connecting with their faith and faith community may bring peace, hope and some sense of familiarity. They can often take part in…