Deep Breathing Techniques: An Exercise in Calming and Prayer

Deep Breathing Techniques: An Exercise in Calming and Prayer

Deep Breathing Techniques: An Exercise in Calming and Prayer

When we feel stress and anxiety, two effective ways for bringing relief are breathing and prayer. For centuries, faith traditions have combined these two common, everyday human actions as a means for caring for oneself and getting through tense times….

Tips on Developing Your Self-Compassion

Tips on Developing Your Self-Compassion
Why are we so hard on ourselves? As human beings, we will say the wrong thing, make the wrong turn or arrive at the wrong time! Making mistakes doesn’t make us stupid; it makes us human. We wouldn’t call someone...

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,…

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…

Learning to Forgive

Learning to Forgive

Spirituality often becomes more important to us in times of tragedy, loss, suffering and illness because it connects us to both our higher power and those around us, helps us to find meaning and purpose, and brings us hope and…

No One is Just Good or Just Bad

No One is Just Good or Just Bad

As humans we have a tendency to think in terms of people being good or bad. The truth is we have a mix in of both in all of us all the time.

Being Cured Vs. Being Healed

Being Cured Vs. Being Healed

A cure signifies the banishment of physical illness, but a healing could mean not just a physical cure, but a repairing and strengthening of the mind and spirit to improve the quality of life even when no physical cure was possible.

13 Principles of Healing After Spiritual Abuse

13 Principles of Healing After Spiritual Abuse

Recovering from spiritual abuse can be a frightening experience. These 13 principles can help you or a loved one in the process of healing from abuse.

The Dos and Don’ts for Responding Spiritually to Tragedy

The Dos and Don’ts for Responding Spiritually to Tragedy

It’s tempting to rush to faith-driven explanations for seemingly senseless events and tragedy, but they often incite further hurt, frustration or even rage.