Weather And Your Mood – What’s The Connection?

March 28th, 2017

Different factors can play a role in depression – the environment, life stressors (e.g. job loss, finances, moving, etc.), loss of a loved one, genetic and physiological factors and chronic or disabling medical conditions are just a few of the most talked about factors. A factor not discussed as often is the weather. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to particular…

Two-Way Prayer: A Lost Tool for Practicing the 11th Step

March 27th, 2017

The Hope and Healing Center & Institute CEO Matthew Stanford Ph.D. and the Hope and Healing Center & Institute past Fellow Rev. Bill Wigmore BA collaborated to write a research article entitled “Two-Way Prayer: A Lost Tool for Practicing the 11th Step.” Two Way Prayer formed an essential part of the Oxford Group and early Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) spiritual practices. Pioneer AA members considered it more…

National Healthcare Decisions Day

March 21st, 2017

How many times have you heard the adage, the only certainty in life is death and taxes?  The month of March is moving along, and if you are like me, you are focusing on the need to finalize your income taxes which are due to the IRS on Tuesday, April 18th. However, there is another event occurring at the same time – National Healthcare Decision…