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Combat loneliness – first identify it

By Dave Henning / November 28, 2021

“To combat loneliness, we must first learn to identify it and to have the courage to see that experience as a warning sign.”- Brene Brown, Braving the Wilderness (2014) In Chapter 4 (“The Well-Kept Secret”) of Transforming Loneliness, Ruth Graham cites author and researcher Francie Hart Broghammer.  Francie notes that many factors combine to drive […]


Empathy and compassion require attentive mind

By Dave Henning / August 7, 2020

“It’s not only deep thinking that requires a calm, attentive mind.  It’s also empathy and compassion. . . .  it’s only recently that [psychologists have] begun researching the sources of our nobler instincts.  What they’re finding is that, as Antonio Damasio . . . explains, the higher emotions emerge from neural processes that are inherently […]


Social media – taking rage to a new level

By Dave Henning / March 4, 2020

“Social media takes rage to a new level.  The online banter blisters and bruises.  Words we might never say to a person’s face, we feel safe to post on the internet.  Rudeness has reached the point where we can all relate to the sign I saw in a medical lab: ‘If you are grouchy, rude, […]


Gift to humanity from God – not us!

By Dave Henning / March 3, 2020

“We are not God’s gift to humanity.  He loves us and indwells us and has great plans for us.  God can use each of us, but he doesn’t need any of us.  We are valuable but not indispensable.  We are the ax, the saw, the rod, and the cane.”- Max Lucado “Can an ax boast […]

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