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emotional health

06/26/2017 - 1:08pm
Moment by Moment Grief Support Group

Each person handles grief differently, but there is a common bond between those who have suffered a loss. Death of a dear friend or close relative is devastating, and sharing with others who are going through the same experience can be beneficial during this difficult time. Dr. Donna Jarvis, M.Div, PhD, and chaplain for New Century Hospice, has designed a program called, "Moment by Moment," offering insight and tools to deal with involuntary changes, creating healthy expressions of pain, and encouraging personal growth. This six-week support group, facilitated by New Century Hospice, will meet at the Porter Branch every Tuesday, starting July 11, from 2:00-4:00. Anyone in the community who has experienced a loss is welcome.

06/06/2012 - 8:45am
Happy for No Reason by Marci Shimoff

“I’ll be happy when…I win the lottery. Snag my dream job. Lose that last ten pounds.” Does that sound familiar? Marci Shimoff in Happy for No Reason points out the flaws in this type of thinking and presents practical advice for living a life of happiness, regardless of your circumstances.  Shimoff herself thought she had achieved the American Dream as a successful, published author married to a loving husband and living in a beautiful home. But she, too, felt something was missing from her life. Through her research and her interviews of the “Happy 100,” Shimoff discovers that happiness is derived from within and offers the following seven steps to creating your own happiness:

1. Take Ownership of Your Happiness
2. Don’t Believe Everything You Think
3. Let Love Lead
4. Make Your Cells Happy
5. Plug Yourself Into Spirit
6. Live a Life Inspired by Purpose
7. Cultivate Nourishing Relationships

So, why should you read this book now that I’ve given away Shimoff’s seven steps? Because although these steps are the basics of Shimoff’s plan, her explanations and advice are well worth reading, to the point where I wanted to dog-ear the book’s pages (as it was a library book, I did not).  Even the new-age concept of the Law of Attraction had me thinking “what if it is true?” and “what do I have to lose?”

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