Day: December 29, 2009

New Year’s Resolution:
have fun now!

For once, social scientists have discovered a flaw in the human psyche that will not be tedious to correct. You may not even need a support group. You could try on your own by starting with this simple New Year’s resolution: Have fun … now!

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Resilience in Coping with Death

Just as meticulous observation and experiment transformed astronomy from a compendium of mythology and wishful thinking into a coherent science, the same tools are changing the psychology of loss.

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Readers’ Top Ten Stories

What are your top stories in the Episcopal sphere? or other religious stories – add them here or on Twitter #10Episcopal or on our Facebook

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A shepherd preparing for death

On Christmas Day, . . the archbishop ascended the pulpit and delivered a sermon to the people. At the end of the sermon he predicted that the time of his death was at hand, and that he would soon leave his people. And when he made this prediction, tears more than words came forth, and the hearts of those listening were also very disturbed and contrite. Throughout the whole church you would have seen and heard the tears and laments of the congregation, who murmured among themselves,

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