Friday Roundup: Read This
Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:
Welcoming New Episcopalians via EpiscoYouth
Here are a few books from Leader Resources that might be useful in helping individuals and families understand and feel at home in the Episcopal Church.
How to Avoid the Most Common Awkward Conversation Mistakes via Lifehacker
On the surface, conversation seems easy enough. You talk, they talk back, right? But then you find yourself in one of those awkward situations where you're just staring at someone you barely know and you have to figure out how to keep the conversation interesting. Here are the most common mistakes we all make, and how to avoid them.
With Health Exchanges Opening Soon, Consumers Start To Focus via NPR
As I read through the emails, what's striking is the complexity of some of the health insurance problems people are trying to sort out. Getting answers will be no simple task. The navigators, certified application counselors, brokers and others whose job it is to help people figure out the new insurance landscape are going to have their work cut out for them.
It's Okay To Change: Mental Health Stigma, Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention Among Military Personnel and Veterans via Huffington Post
Suicide is the fatal outcome of psychological injury. I should stress, however, that not all psychological injuries sustained by military personnel and veterans occur during deployments. For many of the service members and veterans I've worked with, the psychological injuries occurred during childhood at the hands of an abusive or demeaning parent; for others it was sustained within the context of a recent breakup or a financial crisis.
Fun Ways to Break up TV Time via Let's Move!
If you’re going to watch TV or play computer games, break it up! Pause the game. Make commercial breaks Let’s Move! breaks. Here are some active and fun ideas.
Prayer Shawls: How They Help You While Helping Others via Lion Brand Yarn
When you make a prayer shawl you are intentionally infusing each stitch with hope, warmth, love, compassion and care. You emanate the hope that the person will be healed from pain.
Let us know which articles you liked (or didn't) in the comments!