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Integration of the Shadow

This blog post is Part 3 in a 4-part blog series on Integrated Faith. (If you missed the first blog post, you can find it here.) In this blog series, I am taking a look at aspects of our spiritual lives that might be out of step or disconnected with …

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When a Family Member Isn’t There This Holiday: 4 Healthy Responses

For many of us, the holidays are a time of fun, excitement, and connecting with family and friends. But for others of us, the holidays can be a time of sadness and loss. This can be especially true if you lost someone close to you this past year. When there …

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The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time. Traveling, family, spending lots of money… It’s no wonder many of us have mixed feelings around the holidays. We’re looking forward to the celebrations, but we know our stress levels are going to spike. Dealing with Holiday Stress How can we deal with …

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Gangs in Chicago: They Accept Pretty Much Anybody

I was listening to a program on NPR the other day that focused on the problem of gun violence in Chicago. As part of the program, they were interviewing current gang members to gain insight into their experiences. How did they get started? What were their experiences with guns and …

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