Mental Health

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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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Widespread Grace: Blessing Families with an Open Door

July 25, 2019

Mission Makers Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies, 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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Stressed Out? 3 Ways to Find Rest in the Middle of a Busy World

February 23, 2019

Healthy Living “Busy.” It is the common response to the courteous question of, “How are you doing?” The busy nature of our lives has evolved from a hole from which to dig oneself out to a social status that helps to define our importance. We are busy because we are needed. We are busy because …

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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? 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. has …

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How Do I Prove I Am Sane?

October 25, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning,  Recently during a presentation, I was asked how a person can prove she’s sane (has “capacity” in legal lingo) if the children do not believe she has capacity and is making decisions for her using a power of attorney (POA).  Let’s say as an example, Jane …

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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. …

A Friend in the Marketplace: Young Business Leaders

February 25, 2018

Special Feature Brought to you by: Community Partner White Plume Technologies For 37 years, the ministry of Young Business Leaders (YBL) has worked to provide true community and accountability to business men in Birmingham. More recently the organization has added Women Business Leaders (WBL) to minister to women. This community is built up through weekly …

Keys to Successful Marriage Therapy

October 27, 2017

Healthy Living Why do some couples benefit from marriage therapy while other couples do not? My work has led me to the following conclusions. The most important factor is a faith-based foundation of the marriage. I have tried to provide therapy to spouses who were not devoted to God; the results were not good. Here’s why: A …

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