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How To Recharge Yourself

How To Recharge Yourself

While some consider this the “most joyful time of year,” many would confess it’s the “most stressful and exhausting time of year.” Regardless of where you fall on the continuum of opinion, we all need to do what is in our power to take care of ourselves so that we can do the things we need to do and be available to those who need us. That’s why it’s important to chat about how to recharge yourself. Be sure and read to the end for a special offer on a valuable resource that will help to improve your overall wellbeing so you can perform at an optimal level.

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54 Encouraging Christmas Bible Verses for Cards

54 Encouraging Christmas Bible Verses for Cards

Christmas is perhaps the time of year, other than Resurrection Sunday, when the world focuses most on the birth of Jesus Christ, His purpose for coming to earth, and the reason we celebrate the season. This is a time of year when many may be more receptive to hearing about our faith, while others need the encouragement our faith offers us. Whether you’re making homemade Christmas ornaments for the tree, or wanting encouraging Christmas Bible Verses for cards, I’m sure one of these will suit the need perfectly.

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Food Temptation: How I Gained Victory

Food Temptation: How I Gained Victory

Danna Demetre battled a food addiction for years. Bulimia and diet pills filled her with so much fear and anxiety that she sometimes felt like she was losing her mind or even dying. That is what led her to Christ and how she ultimately gained victory over food temptations. She shares the steps she went through as God transformed her mind and her relationship with food.

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Challenged in Giving: When Feelings of Inadequacy Leave You Depressed

Challenged in Giving: When Feelings of Inadequacy Leave You Depressed

How do you handle the depression that results from feelings of inadequacy during the Christmas holidays? Perhaps financial stressors or other unfortunate circumstances have you feeling down and challenged in giving. Read more for other ways you can say goodbye to the tyranny of commercialism and still show love through giving.

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Ask Dr. B: 6 Ways To Practice Gratitude When You Are Depressed

Ask Dr. B: 6 Ways To Practice Gratitude When You Are Depressed

It’s hard to be thankful when you’re depressed. Depression makes it hard to do anything. More often than not, we tend to focus on the negative. But, an attitude of gratitude focuses on the positive and can temporarily take your mind off your suffering. Try these 6 ways to practice gratitude when you are depressed.

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3 Tips to Set the Tone in Your Home this Advent Season

3 Tips to Set the Tone in Your Home this Advent Season

Do you spend your days approaching Christmas frantically preparing for the season? It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the stress of the holiday season and to lose focus from the real reason for the season. Christine Trimpe shares a secret she learned that shifted her focus to Jesus and helped her regain her peace, joy and calm in the midst of the holiday season. She shares how to set the tone in your home with her Advent ABC Checklist.

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10 Things to Know if You Have a Depressed Loved One

10 Things to Know if You Have a Depressed Loved One

Depression is a painful disorder. If you’ve never experienced it, count yourself blessed. Perhaps you haven’t experienced depression yourself, but you have a loved one who suffers with it. I’ve spent more than 30 years as a psychologist, helping people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and a myriad of other mental health disorders. In this post, I share 10 things to know if you have a depressed loved one.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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