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Speaking to the Soul: Suffering It Through

There is something more, something beyond, something larger, if only we can allow our suffering souls to embrace the worst of our pain and then live on through it to the other side. There is something bigger even than death, a belonging that transcends the worst the world can dish out.

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Frankincense may have psychoactive properties and treat anxiety, depression

A study conducted and reported on in 2008 is making the rounds again; articles about beneficial aspects of frankincense have been appearing on alternative health blogs, and probably your social media feed, over the past month.

The authors of the study found that frankincense activated poorly understood channels in the brain; channels which seem to alleviate anxiety and depression. The research was conducted with lab mice based on historical texts which claimed beneficial effects.

From the original press release:

To determine incense’s psychoactive effects, the […]

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Struggling for grace

In the Magazine this month we’re exploring story-telling and the ways we craft the narratives that give meaning to our lives. In this piece Anne Smith speaks of the lies that depression tells that blind us to God’s abundant grace.

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When I woke up

In the Magazine this month we’re exploring story-telling and the ways we craft the narratives that give meaning to our lives. In this piece, Shirley O’Shea shares her experience of struggling with depression while clinging to God.

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An interview with the ABCD

The Word is a podcast that talks to prominent figures about their life and faith through the lens of their favorite Bible verses. Today, they talk to Katharine Welby-Roberts, who became known as the ABCD (Archbishop of Canterbury’s daughter), after her father’s election and her enthusiastic tweeting thereafter.

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University of Michigan professor speaks out on depression in academia

In Inside Higher Ed, Colleen Flaherty reports on the presence and stigmatization of depression in academia, and specifically on a professor who has become a voice attempting to shed light on a pervasive and increasing problem: the University of Michigan’s Peter Railton, Gregory S. Kavka Distinguished University Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of philosophy:

“As academics, we live in its midst,” Railton said, according to a draft of the John Dewey Lecture he delivered last week at the annual meeting of the American […]

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