Can you have a greener Christmas: some do's and don't's

Greenify Tips

12/5/2018

A few suggestions that could help each of us make the holiday season a little healthier for Mother Earth as well as our pocketbooks.


Keeping Your Spirit Healthy

Clergy Assistance Program Blog

12/5/2018

People talk about the importance of keeping their lives in balance. But when it comes down to it, few people really know how to achieve it. The following strategies can help you change or modify behaviors that increase stress and replace them with behaviors that promote harmony.


One Perspective on the Experience of Retirement

PCC Guest Blogs

12/5/2018

I am asked often, “How are you enjoying retirement?” It’s not been an easy question to answer, even after five months of ‘it.’…


Transitions

Shauna Summers

12/5/2018

There are so many kinds of transitions, and they all seem to have their own difficulties. If there are other transitions you would like resource tools or a folder full of tools for, please let us know at: ssummers@igrc.org. We want to give you as much support as possible. You are not alone on this journey.


Statement on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Bishop Frank Beard

10/30/2018

Our Nation and our World faces another horrific act of hatred and violence. The recent tragic shooting that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh effects all of us. Our prayers and our hearts are extended to the Tree of Life family and to the Pittsburgh community. Our prayers are also shared with those brave first responders who willingly placed themselves inharm’s way in order to protect others. We pray for all facets of their continued healing.


"What is going to happen to our church?”

Bishop Frank Beard

10/22/2018

I do not worry about the future of “the Church” even though I have concerns about our denominational direction and the way forward.  I am not worried about “the Church” because I understand that the worldwide Church is under God’s authority and protection and will be preserved until the end of time.


5 ways to communicate sustainability beyond words

Greenify Tips

10/22/2018

Sustainability communications is a combination of traditional and non-traditional communications and media that plays on the senses and is sensitive to the fact that people are consuming large quantities of information every day from many sources. By striking this balance, not only will you likely reach and engage a broader audience who is receptive to your message and will want to know more about your sustainability efforts going forward, but you also will have a greater opportunity to affect positive organization change within your business.


Differentiating Depression vs. Suicide Risk in Teens

Shauna Summers

10/22/2018

Depression is a serious disorder, with many sub-types) that can cause significant problems in mood, thinking, and behavior at home, in school, and with peers. It is estimated (because teens underreport) that major depressive disorder (MDD) affects about 5 percent of adolescents. "The key is, if you think your child might have depression, don't worry about trying to define what it is, just get it checked out," says Dr. David Fassler. "Get to a mental health professional and get a comprehensive evaluation. The good news is that if it is depression, we really can help most of these kid


How you can get a better night's sleep (so you can communicate better)

Mental Health Minute

10/22/2018

Despite common belief, aging doesn't cause sleep problems, and seniors don't need less sleep as they grow older.   Most older people sleep poorly, or not long enough, because of ailments associated with aging, such as arthritis, physical disabilities, respiratory problems and depression.   Lack of exercise, heart disease, anxiety, stress and menopause also can disrupt sleep, and many medications seniors take can cause insomnia.


It's When, Not If a Communication Becomes a Miscommunication

PCC Guest Blogs

10/22/2018

No matter what kind of relationship, a good tip for improving your communication skills, is to use miscommunications or conflict as a learning opportunity. Talk about where things broke down in the communication process. Bottom line--remember to apologize and to forgive. Those who never apologize and never forgive are slowing and deliberately damaging their relationships.


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