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  • Building relationships requires the risk of being open and curious.
    Reflection | By Melissa Jeter | November 22, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Community, Compassion, Connections, Healing, Humanism, Love, Mental Health, Relationships, Secular, Trauma, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • You are loved beyond your wildest imaginings by the spirit of creation.
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Acceptance, Awe, Connections, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, God, Interdependence, Love, Mental Health, Mystery, Wonder
  • The solution is finding a reliable person to check in with.
    Quote | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Depression, Friendship, Mental Health, Secular, Self-Care
  • The only way we survive this modern agony is together.
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Brokenness, Community, Compassion, Connections, Globalism, Humanism, Mental Health, Unity
  • Can I love all of me, even the peevish parts?
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Compassion, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Love, Mental Health
  • I choose to believe in the God who makes me kinder.
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Compassion, Depression, Direct Experience, God, Imagination, Mental Health, Unitarian Universalism
  • Our family secret is soul-sucking depression.
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Depression, Direct Experience, Family, Healing, Hope, Love, Mental Health, Secular, Truth, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Once, during my ministerial internship, a woman I’ll call Clara came up to me during the hustle and bustle before the Sunday service. I knew that Clara struggled with anxiety; now, in great distress, she told me how anxious she was and that she didn’t know what to do. She was frantic, and I...
    Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Caring, Listening, Mental Health, Presence
  • People of faith are experts in human kindness.
    Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Addiction/Recovery, Caring, Community, Healing, Hope, Kindness, Mental Health
  • People find hope in the faith that they're held by something larger than themselves.
    Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Addiction/Recovery, Faith, Healing, Mental Health, Spiritual Practice, Spirituality
  • Mental illnesses are sometimes called “no-casserole diseases.” People don’t bring casseroles to homes where someone is hospitalized for mental problems.
    Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Caring, Compassion, Mental Health, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Learning to love all of me—including the parts I used to be scared of—made the fear go away.
    Reflection | By Ndidi Achebe | October 28, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Family, Mental Health, Race/Ethnicity, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Worship
  • I wanted so much to believe that God was watching over this boy, that God was tender and protective and fiercely on the side of life and that this boy would not slip away.
    Reflection | By Elea Kemler | February 21, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Children, Depression, Direct Experience, Family, Healing, Humanism, Illness, Mental Health, Mothers, Presence, Secular, Unitarian Universalism
  • About The Author: The author is a member of a Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation reflects on living with bipolar disorder. I have chosen to share my experience in a safe place—a place of acceptance, a place where we share joys and sorrows. Some might say, “Some things shouldn't be talked...
    Reading | By Anonymous | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Disability, Mental Health, Multiculturalism, Psychology, Self-Care, Multiculturalism
  • God, or however you wish to name the Divine, does not make mistakes. What does this mean? What does this mean when a mother gives birth to a child with mental retardation or cerebral palsy? What does this mean when a child is in an accident and becomes seriously physically impaired?...
    Sermon | By Sally Patton | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 6th Principle (World Community), Disability, Hospitality, Illness, Mental Health, Multiculturalism, Unitarian Universalism

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