Emotional Health

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Living Limitless: No Limits Women’s Retreat

September 20, 2019

Special Feature Across the United States, women ages 18-54, battle with bouts of depression, anxiety and other mental health diagnoses at an alarming rate. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, mental health and substance abuse are the second greatest health concerns in the state. Nearly one in five U.S. adults have been diagnosed …

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Help, Hope & Healing for Addiction: Samaritan Counseling

August 25, 2019

Healthy Living Samaritan Counseling has a long tradition of offering faith-based professional counseling and coaching to anyone struggling with recovery from an addiction who needs supplementary assistance with their recovery program. Samaritan counselors are fully aware that addiction goes beyond alcohol and drug abuse. Many people deal daily with an addiction to shopping, smoking, sugar, …

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Moving Beyond Self

August 25, 2019

Encouraging Word Because of our inherited sin nature, we have an inclination to sin. Our biggest sin is that of being selfish (worshiping self) instead of worshiping God. Psalm 2:11 tells us, “Worship the Lord with reverence…” and Deuteronomy 6:13 says we are to worship only God. In Matthew 6:24 we learn, “No one can …

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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 …