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What to do when our differences – political, cultural, religious or otherwise – prevent us from connecting with others.
In these complicated times, being an intentional, compassionate listener can be the most helpful way to support someone who is struggling.
When tensions run high, often the best short-term solution is conflict de-escalation to help ensure the immediate conflict does not spiral out of control.
Tips for alleviating the inevitable tensions of too much togetherness.
Addressing anger directly can mend and even strengthen relationships.
Loss of meaning is often the quickest path to burnout.
Consider using this time of social distancing to focus your gaze more intensely on the bit of God’s creation right around and within you.
Simple strategies for maintaining emotional and psychological health.
Practical ways to experience the sacraments, even in isolation.
Signs and symptoms that it may be time to seek support.
Prayer can help us experience hope in these difficult times.
Even in today’s context of disruption and uncertainty, prayer and ritual are possible, and they are more important than ever.
Practical strategies for managing the psychological impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tips for de-escalation and effective communication in the heat of the moment.
Prayer can guide us and provide great comfort. Seek to develop a daily discipline of quiet and receptivity to God.
Taking the time to design a support group that meets the participants’ needs can positively impact the group dynamic and maximize the interpersonal and developmental benefits for the participants.
Learning more about suicide can help us build the courage to face this issue head on, ultimately saving lives and helping heal those we serve.
Explore the characteristics of and differences among the four most common types of dementia.
Sleep loss, even an hour or two a night, can have a significant impact on our physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning. Learn why getting that extra bit of good sleep matters.
Practicing simple mindfulness techniques can provide consistent relief from stress.
Six super-foods to diminish stress
Battle panic or rising anxiety by finding practical ways to relax in the moment.
Technology can help us connect with parishioners and seekers, but only if we set healthy boundaries for digital communication.
Social media can cause stress! Some simple coping strategies may help.
Capuchin Father David Songy explores intentionality in our use of technology.
Tips for healthy technology use
We receive mercy from God and, touched by his compassion, we then become merciful to others.
Capuchin Father David Songy encourages us to provide practical assistance to others in need, as Jesus called us to do, but suggests we don’t stop there.
A guide for meditating on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy
Learning to forgive yourself is a difficult but important part of living the fully human life God wants for us.
Caregivers must learn to make peace with things outside of their control.
Priests should acknowledge change and challenges in their life and embrace them in a healthy way.
Rev. Paul Scaglione discusses the importance of helping patients sustain fruitful relationships with God and others.
Dana Dowd, MSPT, offers practical self-care tips.
Treating ourselves kindly when confronted with personal failures can improve emotional well-being and increase our ability to withstand the impact of negative events.
Insights into cross-cultural ministry from Rev. David Songy, O.F.M. Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., President of Saint Luke Institute.
Recommendations from Mar Muñoz-Visoso, Executive Director, Secretariat for Cultural Diversity, USCCB.
International priests and religious who come to serve in the United States need a strong community to help ease their transition.
Using humor in a ministry setting is a great way to build relationships and promote unity.
The filters that shape how we interpret the world can positively or negatively affect our communication with others.
Choosing the right words when dealing with an uncomfortable topic is difficult, but we can improve our communication skills with attention and practice.
One of the biggest challenges the Church will face in the coming years will be the aging of the Baby Boomer generation and the impact on parish, priestly and religious life.
Quick tips for communicating more effectively.
Six to eight hours of good sleep per night is one of the most effective ways to give the body the strength it needs to handle stress.
High-quality ongoing human formation is necessary to support young priests who potentially face high burnout rates.
Build a stronger prayer life by identifying regular “touch points” in which one naturally encounters God.
We can develop resilience in ourselves and handle hardship more effectively by cultivating good self-esteem and nurturing healthy relationships.
Re-establishing good posture is an easy way to help prevent pain.
The main purpose of a New Year’s resolution or self-improvement goal should be to seek progress, not perfection.
Our relationship with God takes time, energy, and work – just like other relationships.
Learn to manage food, not avoid it.
The holidays can be challenging for priests, religious and parish staff who must minister to large crowds while maintaining a healthy emotional and spiritual life.
Exercising and eating and sleeping well can help us prepare for the stress of the holidays.
Priests, religious and lay leaders regularly encounter transitions that, while often expected and perhaps even desired, can nonetheless present challenges.
Transition often interrupts our exercise and healthy eating routines, and it is important to be deliberate about making good choices during a time of change.
Learn how to minister more effectively to those struggling with the lasting impact of trauma.
Using humor as a leadership and communication tool can positively impact the health and stability of those around you.
Learn the signs and symptoms of depression that are unique to women women and offer appropriate support.
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