Category: Mental Health

February 26, 2024
How to make space in a world with too much technology

In this TED Talk video, Daniel Shi suggests ways in which we can relieve the relentless pressure of a world that is constantly increasing in technological communication and enterprise.

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February 26, 2024
Digital Kids

This informative article discusses the very relevant topic of children and screen time. The author provides helpful background information, and offers strategies to mitigate the more serious impacts of excessive use of digital media by young people. "While excessive screen time can have negative effects on the development and well-being of children and teens, there […]

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February 22, 2024
Three Ways to Meaningfully Waste Time

Author, Chelsea Logan asks, "why would we ever intentionally waste time? Why would we ever choose to spend our time being unproductive, or, by definition, careless, purposeless, and inefficient?" In this article she explains that, as the Creation account in the biblical book of Genesis reveals, God rested on the sabbath day. We too, are not designed […]

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February 21, 2024
10 Ways to Become More Grateful

Further to his earlier article, "Why Gratitude is Good", the link for which is found below, Robert Emmons details his suggestions for seeking gratitude. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/ten_ways_to_become_more_grateful1/ Image : Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash

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February 21, 2024
Why Gratitude Is Good

Robert Emmons discusses the benefits of cultivating gratitude. The effect of this practice improves physical and mental health. Emmons describes gratitude as a "relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people." He offers suggestions for engaging with the practice by keeping a journal, even for a […]

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February 20, 2024
Book Review - Working without Wilting

Book by Jago Wynne The book is really a compilation of 10 years of seeing where the Bible speaks into the environment of London workers. At a time of soul searching about the economy, leadership & a bleak global future, Christians need to know why they work and how to be faithful ambassadors for Christ […]

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February 5, 2024
Reflect, Don’t Ruminate: 10 Journaling Prompts to Help You Flourish

In this article Meryl Herr provides starting steps for engaging in self-reflection through journaling. This does not have to be a time-consuming practice, but can be helpful as a regular activity, even as a discipline. A useful chart is included which gives examples of positive and negative self-reflection. "It’s no secret that reflection is critical […]

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February 1, 2024
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In this short article, the author of "Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys", Drew Hunter, gives insightful reasons for the importance of friendships and suggests ways in which connections with others may be established and sustained. "Friendships thrive when we receive and extend the welcome of Christ." https://www.crossway.org/articles/15-strategies-for-men-to-strengthen-their-friendships/ […]

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January 28, 2024
The definition of burnout needs to change, argues Black Dog Institute founder Gordon Parker

The World Health Organisation defines burnout as "a syndrome … resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed". Professor Parker is head of the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and founder of the Black Dog Institute and in this article he explains that there are […]

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January 27, 2024
Why Young Professionals Should Prioritize Rest Over Work

From the Harvard Business Review, this article explains the complicated relationship that many, particularly young professionals, can have with managing their work-life balance. The authors consider why this problem can arise and how to recognise it, as well as suggesting ways to reclaim priority over one's time. "Social pressures, demanding bosses, imposter syndrome — there […]

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November 22, 2023
Positive Reflection Ideas for Your Team (And You)

Does the idea of workplace reflection cause you anxiety or concern? How would the team of people you work with react to time spent in such discussions? Chelsea Logan's helpful article provides several links to help guide your workforce through positive self-reflection, which can bring benefits to individuals and their team. "Reflection is more than […]

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October 21, 2023
How to help others without owning their problems

In this thoughtful article The Rev Dr Keith Condie, co-director and co-founder of the Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute, provides helpful points to consider when seeking to minister to others with pastoral care. "Christian life and ministry is marked by a pattern: cross before resurrection. We follow Christ in his vulnerability, not just his […]

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