Emotional Health

Ace McKay

An Unexpected Turn: Just Chill by Ace McKay

July 29, 2019

Best Books It started as a journal. Ace McKay never planned for his thoughts and prayers to transform into a book titled, Just Chill. McKay is a native of Birmingham and a graduate of the University of Montevallo. “While I was at Montevallo, I started working in radio and that is when I got the …

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Samaritan Counseling Centers Offer Nondirective Play Therapy for The Family

July 28, 2019

Healthy Living For more than thirty years, Samaritan Counseling Centers have emphasized the value of healthy families. Today, Samaritan counselors offer nondirective play therapy to children, teenagers, adults, couples and families as a safe way to express and work through unconscious conflict. Since its conception, Nondirective Play Therapy has been a treatment method most often …

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Dying to Live

July 28, 2019

Encouraging Word You may have heard the saying, “prior to a resurrection, there has to be a crucifixion.” If you want a new life you will need to leave the old life behind. One of my favorite Bible verses is Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ …

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Music + Encouragement: Night Lights with Jill Friday

July 26, 2019

Music Notes     Tune in to 93.7-FM WDJC from 7 p.m. to Midnight to listen to the new nightly call-in show, “Night Lights” hosted by Jill Friday. A seasoned radio and voice talent veteran, Friday is also “seasoned” in life and hopes to offer wisdom along with the ability to listen and empathize with callers and …

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Widespread Grace: Blessing Families with an Open Door

July 25, 2019

Mission Makers Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies, www.whiteplume.com. Gracious housing for patients and their families is the mission of Red Mountain Grace. The non-profit ministry lives out its mission by providing a home away from home to out-of-town patients and caregivers during their extended medical stays in Birmingham. Since August of 2013, they …

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Samaritan Counseling Centers Offer Help, Hope & Healing

June 25, 2019

Healthy Living “Help, hope, and healing” has been the slogan of Samaritan Counseling Centers of Greater Birmingham since its inception more than thirty years ago. In a spirit of compassion and concern as illustrated by the parable of the good Samaritan, Samaritan Counseling offers faith-based professional counseling, coaching and educational services in multiple locations in …

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Finding the Right Fit for Your Loved One

April 24, 2019

Senior Scene Every day I meet with clients and their families who tell me they never thought they or their loved one would need a living option outside of their home. They had planned to stay in their home until they passed. In a perfect world, that is usually the case. But what if it …

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Senior Spirit Expo First in Alabama 

January 26, 2019

Senior Scene There are 47 million seniors currently living in the U.S. and that number will continue to rise as more Baby Boomers enter the demographic every year. In Alabama, the number of those over the age of 65 stands at 14 percent of the population and is projected to almost double in the next …

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Where Can You Find the Best Doctor for You?

January 25, 2019

Healthy Living  Searching for a new physician or a second opinion? Birminghamdoctors.com is a new directory resource for finding the best doctors in the Birmingham area. The web-based, hyper-local physician directory helps you find the perfect doctor, whether you are looking for a doctor within a specific specialty or treating a current condition. BirminghamDoctors.com has …

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Meeting Local Need for Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivors

September 25, 2018

Healthy Living Birmingham based Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center (Forge) and The Deep South Cancer Foundation (DSCF) recently partnered to help meet a very important need among metastatic breast cancer survivors in our community. Forge and DSCF hosted “A Journey of Courage and Hope,” the first retreat for metastatic breast cancer survivors in our region. …