Aging with Grace

The actress Bette Davis once remarked that “growing old is not for sissies.”  In trying to plan for one’s elderhood, there are lots of matters that need to be considered.  With the Aging with Grace series, the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) is providing an overview in four different areas: health care, legal, living, and financial.  If you are under the age of…

Boundaries 101

Boundaries are an important component of all relationships and a topic that is not often thought about on a regular basis. Establishing boundaries in romantic relationships, friendships, in the workplace with co-workers, and while parenting children is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Boundaries aid in creating general personal safety and protection. However, setting and maintaining boundaries requires both effort and practice. While it may…

The Benefits of Journaling

Journaling has long been cited as a positive coping skill in the world of mental health. Many clinicians encourage the practice as a way to manage anxiety, reduce stress, and track mental health symptoms. For some, getting into the practice of journaling can feel like a daunting task. Below are a few prompts overcome that fear and spark your journaling inspiration. How have you changed…