Monthly Archives: December 2016

Work stress? At some companies you can pray with a chaplain

From the charlotte observer: “When the Movement Mortgage office chaplain stops by Felicia Powers’ desk, she doesn’t have to worry that the conversation will be about work. Instead, chaplain Maureen Palmer, who goes by Moe, may ask Powers how her day … Continue reading

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CT Police departments expand role of chaplains

“DANBURY – Whether assisting first responders when they need it most, or helping to build bridges with the community, the role of police chaplains has grown increasingly important. Seeing the value that chaplains can provide, the Redding Police Department last week … Continue reading

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The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life

”The sweet spot for exercise benefits, however, came among those who tripled the recommended level of exercise, working out moderately, mostly by walking, for 450 minutes per week, or a little more than an hour per day. Those people were … Continue reading

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Grief Is Hardcore This Time Of Year

  ”The holiday season is often a time of self-reflection and starting over; however, when you are grieving someone there is no respite. And with grief there no finish line. The loss is always present. Grief is hardcore. In other … Continue reading

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How Faith Communities And Hospitals Can Work Together To Help Older Adults

Howard Gleckman writes for Forbes: “Older adults with chronic illness often need a combination of medical treatment and social and spiritual supports. Together, they can make people healthier and happier, and less likely to suffer acute episodes that result in preventable … Continue reading

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Help for Hospice Staff: Meaningful Rituals

Rituals are symbolic activities that can provide comfort, meaning, and support and relieve anxiety associated with uncertainties, such as those faced at the end of life. Rituals offer opportunities for shared experiences and can be an important part of the … Continue reading

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No Doctor Should Work 30 Straight Hours Without Sleep

“When Larry Schlachter was a 31-year-old neurosurgeon, he was driving to the hospital early one morning and “just blacked out.” He crashed his car and crushed his chest; broken ribs punctured his thorax, which filled with air and blood. “I … Continue reading

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