Viewing posts tagged familyAlicia Stallings Let’s face it: in today’s day, maintaining close ties with members of your extended and even immediate family can be very difficult. When the reality of intra-family conflict is factored in with the time limitations and far distances that keep us apart, fostering intimacy with family members can be a true challenge. However, regardless of the particular issue, the Holidays are a good time to reconnect. Here are some suggestions for improving the quality of your relationships with family and extended family over the Holiday season. Alicia Stallings The relationship between parents and their children is one of the most beautiful types of relationships there is. They can be close and very rewarding, and have a profound impact on the way that both parties live and experience life. And while parent-child bonding can be fairly natural, taking the time to foster intimacy can make an already close relationship even stronger. Here are some suggestions for relationship-building activities you can do with your children this Holiday season. Alicia Stallings Oftentimes when a member of a family or household is diagnosed with a condition that requires dietary and lifestyle changes, everyone in the household makes an effort to ensure that the person with the diagnosis follows the guidelines necessary to maintain their health. However, the commitment to lead a healthier lifestyle oftentimes ends with the individual directly affected by the illness. This may be because other individuals in the household are not interested in making lifestyle adjustments, or it may simply be because it does not occur to those not directly affected that they too may benefit from making changes to their lifestyles too. However, there are many advantages to familial participation in the various medically-based diets. This is particularly true in the case of lifestyle related illnesses---that is, conditions caused by diet, lifestyle and behavior, such as hypertension, heart disease and Type II Diabetes. This is also the case in households where someone is affected by Type I Diabetes. Laticia Jackson The holidays are time for family, friends and good food. This food doesn't have to be high in calories and fat, you can discover with Laticia healthier ways to prepare the same meals. Rev. Arlington Pryor, M.Div. Domestic violence occurs in an estimated 4 million intimate relationships each year in the United States. We are now recognizing and dealing with the urgency and severity of domestic violence in cities from coast to coast. The statistics reveal that domestic violence is one of the most important public health problems in our country and it is time that we all address this issue.
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