Care to Change https://www.caretochange.org Tue, 04 Aug 2020 02:23:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 Supporting employees’ mental health as they return to work https://www.caretochange.org/supporting-employees-mental-health-as-they-return-to-work/ https://www.caretochange.org/supporting-employees-mental-health-as-they-return-to-work/#respond Sun, 02 Aug 2020 23:10:59 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4107 As companies that shifted to work-from-home mode or furloughed employees in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to bring their people back to the workplace, managers are focused on a long list of details. Are desks or workstations far enough apart? Do conference rooms allow for social distancing? How many employees can safely ride […]

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Overcoming anxiety about wearing masks https://www.caretochange.org/overcoming-anxiety-about-wearing-masks/ https://www.caretochange.org/overcoming-anxiety-about-wearing-masks/#respond Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:58:29 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4123 While there’s been a lot of debate about the value of wearing masks to prevent COVID-19, many communities, schools, and stores have issued mandates. For some people, putting on a mask is a simple act that takes little thought. For others, masks create anxiety … and that anxiety is real. We know that taking short, […]

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Praising God for this past year… notes from Brittany Smith https://www.caretochange.org/4119-2/ https://www.caretochange.org/4119-2/#respond Sun, 26 Jul 2020 23:49:59 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4119 My beloved Friends and Family, On July 7, 2020 I spoke at a camp to about 125 girls about what it means to trust God when you don’t know what He is doing. For about the last 6 months I have wanted to write thank you notes to many of you for the support and […]

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The importance of churches in our community https://www.caretochange.org/the-importance-of-churches-in-our-community/ https://www.caretochange.org/the-importance-of-churches-in-our-community/#respond Sun, 26 Jul 2020 23:07:33 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4105 We’re at one of the most divisive times in our nation’s history, and the tension is being felt right here at home. We’ve seen protests in our communities, our social media feeds are packed full of angry messages from people on every side of issues, and even family gatherings become battlegrounds about everything from COVID-19 […]

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If your kids are anxious about returning to school https://www.caretochange.org/if-your-kids-are-anxious-about-returning-to-school/ https://www.caretochange.org/if-your-kids-are-anxious-about-returning-to-school/#respond Sun, 19 Jul 2020 23:04:59 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4103 Masks. Social distancing in the hallways. New rules for recess and the cafeteria. As school districts roll out their strategies for contending with COVID-19, many parents are worried about the well-being of their children. And while you’re dealing with your concerns, it’s all too easy to forget that your children may be even more afraid. […]

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Keeping your marriage strong in a world of unknowns https://www.caretochange.org/keeping-your-marriage-strong-in-a-world-of-unknowns/ https://www.caretochange.org/keeping-your-marriage-strong-in-a-world-of-unknowns/#respond Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:58:56 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4100 There’s been a lot of discussion about how COVID-19 has affected workplaces, healthcare, schools, and other high-profile parts of life. But one of the most significant impacts of the pandemic doesn’t receive a lot of public discussion. What is it? Marriage. I don’t know about you, but spending more time in close quarters added to […]

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Parenting when you don’t have the answers https://www.caretochange.org/parenting-when-you-dont-have-the-answers/ https://www.caretochange.org/parenting-when-you-dont-have-the-answers/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:42:57 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4092 When kids want to know something, they invariably turn to the local experts who seem to know everything about anything, their parents. Although parents know they really don’t have all the answers, they do their best to answer a never-ending stream of questions from the kids. It’s also how most of us parent our children. […]

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Freedom has a different meaning to people with histories of addiction https://www.caretochange.org/freedom-has-a-different-meaning-to-people-with-histories-of-addiction/ https://www.caretochange.org/freedom-has-a-different-meaning-to-people-with-histories-of-addiction/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:40:21 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4090 This is the time of year when most of us celebrate freedom. For many people, that mean a celebration of American ideals and the courage of those who fought against those who would undermine what our nation stands for. For other people, freedom has an entirely different meaning. To those with histories of addiction, freedom […]

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Reaching out is courage, not a crutch https://www.caretochange.org/reaching-out-is-courage-not-a-crutch/ https://www.caretochange.org/reaching-out-is-courage-not-a-crutch/#respond Sat, 27 Jun 2020 21:37:23 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4087 You know something isn’t right. You can’t put your finger on it, although it’s been there for a while. You just don’t feel like you should feel. Maybe it’s having to force smiles when you’re around friends and family because you don’t feel any real sense of joy. Could be those nightmares that wake you […]

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Dear Dads everywhere, everyday, https://www.caretochange.org/dear-dads-everywhere-everyday/ https://www.caretochange.org/dear-dads-everywhere-everyday/#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2020 21:36:38 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=4085 Dear Dads everywhere, everyday, One day each year, we give you some extra hugs, new socks, and maybe a box of golf balls, tell you we love you … and promptly go back to our everyday lives. Father’s Day isn’t so much a day-long holiday as a brief moment to recognize what you mean to […]

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