101 Ways to Boost Your Mood Immediately

Does your mood need a little pick-me-up? Whether you are struggling with depression or simply having a down day, the following ideas will help anyone feel better - fast. Many are inexpensive and most take just a few minutes. Here are 101 ways to boost your mood...

Research Shows 4 Keys to Motivation When You Are Depressed

Research Shows 4 Keys to Motivation When You Are Depressed People who struggle with depression say a primary need is increased motivation. That has absolutely been true for me during my seasons of sadness and depression. The lack of motivation that accompanies...

Q & A with a Therapist about Depression

Q & A with a Therapist about Depression by Kathy Wyant What is the difference between depression and ongoing sadness? Kathy: Sadness or grief can become clinical and turn into what is diagnosed as depression when it starts to cause significant distress or...


Trusting God with Who You Are

Trusting God with Who You Are

Trusting God with Who You Are A few weeks ago, my niece drew this portrait of me. I was relieved that my face wasn’t surrounded by facial hair, which she had included on all of her portraits of other people. Whew, dodged that bullet! The details were surprisingly...

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My 4 Current Obsessions

by JEFF MARSHALL. Jeff is a musician, humorist, gardener, and uncle from Decatur, IL. Jeff is also Sara's cousin and life-long dear friend. 1) THRIFT SHOPS – I used to be a snob! I really did! I wouldn’t dream of buying hand-me-downs, give-em-ups, or...

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Noticing God’s Hand

Noticing God’s Hand

Noticing God's Hand When we were little, we might have learned to trust our mom or dad, our teachers, perhaps a coach, or maybe a really good friend. We trusted those people because we could tell they cared about us. It could be that you didn’t have this experience....

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