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What Loneliness and Social Isolation May Mean for Your Health

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What Loneliness and Social Isolation May Mean for Your Health

The holidays often make us more aware of those most vulnerable.

No doubt a contributor to vulnerable communities, social isolation is associated with about a 50% increased risk of dementia and other serious medical conditions.

Loneliness and social isolation...

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A Stockpile of Leadership Resources

Dr. G. & Friends

A Stockpile of Leadership Resources

Functioning at a high level of self-differentiation is the golden fleece sought by organizational and congregational leaders who are students of Bowen Systems Theory.

Especially during times of acute anxiety and systemic reactivity, effective leaders will work on focusing on...

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Leave It to Leaves

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Leave It to Leaves

This past spring, my husband and I moved to Pennsylvania after having lived in the South for the past eleven years.

One of the changes I found myself recently needing to take advantage of was a forecasted warmer fall day...

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Columbia Receives $1 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for Pastoral Leadership for the Church of Many Cultures

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Columbia Receives $1 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for Pastoral Leadership for the Church of Many Cultures

December 8, 2021 – Columbia Theological Seminary has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help prioritize and respond to the challenges of preparing pastoral leaders for Christian congregations both now and into the future. This...

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Why I Joined the Spiritual Direction Program

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Why I Joined the Spiritual Direction Program

Have you considered becoming a spiritual director in the new year?

The Center for Lifelong Learning’s (CLL) certificate program is comprised of four week-long residencies on the CTS campus, and an 18-month supervised practice in the art of spiritual direction....

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7 Things to Know About Change

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7 Things to Know About Change

Bringing about organizational change isn’t rocket science, but it’s not easy either.

Those who step into a leadership position that requires engaging in institutional and organizational development in effect and by default will need to bring about changes on several...

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Who hasn’t suffered from poor teaching?

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Who hasn’t suffered from poor teaching?

Polemics against bad teaching and poor education are a staple in social science, philosophy, and education literature.

I suspect for two reasons: first, they are effective in getting readers riled up, and, second, I suspect it’s just too easy to...

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Heart Glows

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Heart Glows

I am becoming simple, and content.

It’s quite lovely, and a bit odd for a high energy, always on the go mom, pastor and person.

I (we) learned about mindfulness from my spouse’s counselor:

Pay Attention

On Purpose

In the...

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Leaders Take Responsibility

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Leaders Take Responsibility

In the 1960 speech entitled Leadership, Howard Thurman states that leaders must:

 

               Be a seeker of the truth.

Must seek the truth about himself.

Be willing to take responsibility for his own actions.

Be willing to take...

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