Faith & Spirituality

6 Ways to Think Positively in a Negative World

No one will argue that negativity surrounds us. Government shutdowns. Politicians pointing fingers, giving their counterparts tongue-lashings, and plastering the airwaves with expletives.  Terrorists strikes. Natural disasters. Health crises that threaten loved ones. Financial challenges that stretch and stress. Dwelling on these things could make you want to duck your head under the covers and [...]

2019-01-29T10:50:46+00:00By |Comments Off on 6 Ways to Think Positively in a Negative World

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

We at Booher Research Institute would like to wish you a wonderful and safe holiday season. Have a relaxing time with family and friends. May . . . Your conversations be meaningful, Your conflicts be few, Your memories be pleasant, and Your joy be multiplied.   God bless!   Dianna   Get the blog delivered [...]

2018-12-23T05:23:31+00:00By |Comments Off on Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Why Going to Funerals Is Good for You

Please hear me out on this: Life is not all about hype and happiness. Meaning bubbles to the psyche from moments of sadness as often as glee. Relationships among coworkers, friends, and family mean you’ll eventually lose those you love. And as part of working through your grief, you’ll attend a funeral or memorial to [...]

2018-08-15T11:20:06+00:00By |Comments Off on Why Going to Funerals Is Good for You

Hollywood Consistently Degrades Society by What It Communicates

By Guest Blogger Jeff Davidson At first glance, 2017 appeared to be a banner year for movies. Anytime you would open the newspaper to the movie section, the appeal was strong. When visiting RottenTomatoes.com, you couldn't ignore the large number of movies rated 80% or higher. Yet, a nagging, insidious trend has continued for decades: [...]

2018-08-23T07:46:06+00:00By |2 Comments

What to Say to Someone When Their Loved One Dies

Three times in the past year, I’ve had the sad occasion to have a friend lose a spouse through death: car accident, heart attack, and cancer. As I attended the visitation and memorial service, I couldn’t help but notice how many people seemed at a loss about what to say to their friend or coworker [...]

2018-02-28T21:13:01+00:00By |Comments Off on What to Say to Someone When Their Loved One Dies

If You Want to Be Happy, Practice Gratitude

The holidays create a great season to bring more happiness into your life. The best way? Reflect on all the things in your life that help you, move you forward, make you smile, and give you satisfaction. Feelings of gratitude lead to love, generosity, compassion, joy, energy, service. The engine of gratitude is mindfulness. Its [...]

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