The 1 in 5 of Mental Health

1 in 5 throughout both Canada and the US experience depression. Probably more, especially among our youth. It’s common enough that one could almost justify a categorization of epidemic. It’s

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The Best Self-Care for Moms in the Thick of It

Instagram: @beardedoxtimber Facebook: @beardedoxtimber I had to take a breath when I saw it. Or a few. Perhaps my hands were also on my knees as I hunched over in

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What Will Church Look Like After Covid-19?

It has happened. We have entered a period of history for which there is no exact template. The time we are in is kind of a mash-up between the Spanish

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The Identity Crisis of Isolation – How to Feel Stable in a Season of Instability

Overnight our cultural values of busyness, activity and looking forward to the weekend became obsolete. Now every day feels like a weekend, we are restricted from activity, and it’s impossible

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How to Anchor Yourself in Isolation

To have your normal life rhythm interrupted: it is nothing short of disorienting. All the places you went, the activities you did, the work you accomplished – they were your

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A Season in Quarantine – How Then Shall We Live?

We have now been a week in quarantine. Longer in other parts of the world. The shock and novelty have begun to wear off, and now we see that this

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The Government’s Gift of Quarantine

We’ve long known that our society is sick. Brain fog. Overwhelm. Depression. Anxiety. Toxic stress. Busyness. Lack of sunlight. Low immunity. Addiction. Discontent. The root of all these problems is

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Perhaps a New Perspective on Curing Millennial Depression

Depression has become ferociously entrenched in our culture. Schoolchildren talk about anxiety and depression like they do the latest iPhone. They’ve been subject to health classes and special presentations about

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Beating Our Crushing Expectation of Self-Sufficiency With Community

Friends, we are being crushed by expectation. The expectation is that every single family be self-sufficient. To chauffeur, build, arrange, direct and engage the children, in addition to holding down

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Momming When You Feel Like Garbage

Momming on a good day isn’t easy. Momming when you feel like garbage can be an excruciating form of nurture. There have been many days in my six years of

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