HANNIBAL, MO (WGEM) — A program is giving Tri-State residents the tools they need to fix up their homes. The funds are provided through NECAC’s Self Help Program Grant. A supervisor assisted Laura Spencer and taught her how to do all the work. NECAC said Spencer spent 79 hours on her home doing trim work replacing windows, laying down flooring and painting. “This house when I bought it was almost un-livable and it still [has] a lot of projects that need to be done,” said Spencer. “And learning to use these different tools are going to help me finishing up these projects.” “We went into this program because we do want people to learn skills that are important in life and to be apart of the process of their home,” said Carla Potts, NECAC Deputy Director of Housing Development. F
I’m surprised by the size of self-help sections in bookstores. Maybe I shouldn’t be. According to an article from The New Yorker called “Improving ourselves to death,” there’s a self-improvement industry that “takes in ten billion dollars a year.” Why? Because people everywhere—of all ethnicities, cultures, and religions—recognize a need for help. It’s not a new concept. Consider the words of the psalmist who writes, “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Ps. 121:1-2 ESV). What amazes me about this passage is that “self-help” doesn’t appear to be a viable option in
Photo: JONNY THOMPSON; SU BLACKWELL (PAPER SCULPTURE) By Jason Diamond Aug. 22, 2019 1:15 pm ET EVERYONE HITS that snag when a routine just stops working. After five years of waking early, going to the gym and returning home to meditate, I encountered a disturbance in the for...
By Sheryl Lynn, Christian Post Reporter | Thursday, August 22, 2019 Anne Kennedy was bemused to find Rachel Hollis’ best-selling book, Girl, Wash Your Face, in the Christian living section of the bookstore next to the Bibles. Hollis describes herself as a Christian but her self-help advice is anything but Christian, Kennedy believes.“She does mention Christianity and her faith in Jesus but in terms of the book itself, there’s really nothing that would distinguish it from any other kind of self-help thing that’s on the market and there’s lots of them. She quotes some Bible verses but she doesn’t really rely on a Christian worldview at all to motivate behavior,” Kennedy, author of Nailed It: 365 Sarcastic Devotions for Angry and Worn-Out People, said on a recent Christian Res
At the beginning of every year, most of us make resolutions that we would take better care of ourselves. But that euphoria quickly dies off just as February arrives. Leaving us to wonder, “why do we fail so miserably at taking care of ourselves?” Experts have identified significant reasons including, time and social media. 1. Time The truth is that practicing self-care isn’t easy. Most of us are extremely busy, having stressful jobs, and simply don’t have time (for ourselves). And I don’t fault you, (I’ve been found guilty too). Trying to keep up with life can be hard, there are too many things waiting to be done for you to want to take a break. From your job to the grocery store, to the house, to helping your kids with their homework, keeping up/updating online life and
(HealthDay)—There's no shortage of self-help apps, videos and podcasts on topics from having better mental health to having a better six-pack. Though the programs they offer bring the convenience of working at your own pace and in your own space, it's important that you evaluate any program on its merits before committing your time and energy. Also, realize that many are not designed to replace help from an expert for a serious problem, though they might complement it. First, check out the credentials of the expert behind the program. This is key, whether for a diet guru or a mental health therapist. It only
[Photo by: Andrew W.K./Spotify, Bikini Kills/Tammy Rae Carland] Yeah, we’ve got problems: Paxil ’scripts are rising faster than Dr. Phil’s ratings, and the positive-thinking selections on the shelves at Barnes & Noble are almost crushing the YA section. But when you’ve blown your rent check on Lexapro and depression’s still got you wishing you could go to sleep forever, music’s the one cure that’ll never let you down. Of course, some records heal faster than others—and these are the quickest fixes we know. Read more: Asking Alexandria “ready to go” with next album’s release, Ben Bruce says 1. Bad Brains – Bad Brains [embedded content] In their prime, Bad Brains were the most electrifying combo punch of spiritual energy and musical fury ever to hit a stage. Musically, it’s debatable
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of self-help apps, videos and podcasts on topics from having better mental health to having a better six-pack. Though the programs they offer bring the convenience of working at your own pace and in your own space, it's important that you evaluate any program on its merits before committing your time and energy. Also, realize that many are not designed to replace help from an expert for a serious problem, though they might complement it.First, check out the credentials of the expert behind the program. This is key, whether for a diet guru or a mental health therapist. It only takes a few minutes to do an online search of their background, training and experience with the subject matter. Just as you'd check to see if medica...
You’ve got this parenting thing down — but have you forgotten yourself in the process? Advertising Policy Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy As those early years go by and your little ones grow, it can get hard to remember who you were pre-K (pre-kids). “Being a parent is both all-encompassing and often times unfamiliar,” says psychologist Adam Borland, PsyD. “It can be hard to figure out how to achieve balance.” The first step is recognizing that taking time to take care of yourself does not make you selfish. Advertising Policy It’s like the flight attendant says before take-off: Place the oxy
Staff Sgt. Michael Mantenuto had big plans. The 1st Special Forces Group soldier and former college hockey athlete was probably best known for his role in the 2004 Disney movie “Miracle, ” about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. After his Hollywood career stalled, he enlisted in the Army. He had been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, since December 2013, and by 2016, he was trying to turn over a new leaf in his long-running drug and alcohol addiction, creating a peer-to-peer mental health and substance abuse support program for his fellow soldiers, under the supervision of his command. On April 24, 2017, he was supposed to link up with with a fellow soldier who was being released from in-patient treatment, to tell him about the new program, of which he’