June 28, 2018
by Tina Arnoldi
Researchers have found that church attendance may have beneficial effects for people who suffer from short term or chronic insomnia. And no, this does not mean sermons are so boring that they cause people to fall asleep. Psychological science suggests a real correlation between religious activities and better sleep. [More]
Easter may have come and gone but its spirit only seems to be rising and expanding. The fervor is especially evident in the string of faith-based films released in recent years, steadily appealing to and supported by Christian movie-goers nationwide.
The latest of these is “Miracles From Heaven” – a new release from Sony which is already making headlines... [More]
February 3, 2016
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.
The recent terrorist attacks on Paris once again remind us that terrorism continues to be an unpredictable threat to the peaceful lifestyle that most countries want to have. [More]
Would you have imagined that a Pope would be celebrated for his relaxed and pleasant demeanor? Crowds would assemble and yearn to connect with this ex-bouncer who sees it as part of his calling to wash the feet of a Muslim female prisoner? Or hang on the words of a newly-elected Pope who stands, in muslin, to greet his cardinals rather than receive them from a throne while draped in furs? Who would have expected this? [More]
CNN (L. Jones, April 3, 2015) reported that the owners of Memories Pizza, Crystal and Kevin O’Conner, have closed down their store and have gone into hiding. This was in reaction to threats to burn the store down and personal death threats directed toward the O’Conner family after publicly stating they would not cater a same sex wedding. In reaction to the threats The Dana Show, a nationally syndicated radio talk show, (April 3, 2015) set up a fund and raised $842, 387 in less than a week [More]
There are many challenges facing the care of persons with mental illness. Most people who have been diagnosed face stigma from multiple directions, such as society, friends, family and health care practitioners and face obstacles to the best course of treatment depending on the philosophies of their healthcare provider. Historically, the medical model approach in Western culture continues to attempt to address only the physiological aspects of mental illness without taking into account the individual’s needs. [More]
November 22, 2013
by Casey Truffo, LMFT
When people fall in love and begin to consider marriage, nothing seems less romantic than discussing the potentially thorny issues that are likely to crop up down the road as their relationship progresses. After all, isn’t a little mystery a good thing? No one wants to treat a future engagement or marriage as a potential business merger. [More]