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2019 Health & Wellness Special Supplement

Every year, The Monitor publishes a special supplement focusing on health.

In this issue, read how faith, friendship and forgiveness are good for soul.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Conference explores end-of-life measures from a Catholic perspective
There were several reasons Carol Nasife attended the conference that addressed the similarities and differences between palliative care and hospice. More ...
Friday, February 22, 2019
Workshop explores the 'why' and 'how' to forgive

People need to learn how to deal with their anger and learn how to forgive. Otherwise, “If you don’t forgive, it’ll destroy you physically,” said Brother Loughlan Sofield during a presentation on “Forgiveness – It’s Good for Your Health” in St. Peter Parish, Point Pleasant Beach, on Jan. 29.

 
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Friday, February 22, 2019
Reaching wellness goals easier with faith, friends
With the New Year in the rear view mirror, and resolutions in varied states of accomplishment or abandonment, parishes around the Diocese are providing programs to keep participants on the road to mental, physical and spiritual health, emphasizing the important integration of faith and wellness. More ...
Friday, February 22, 2019
CCDOT addiction program expands to reach vulnerable young adults

In an effort to reach more young people who struggle with addiction in Mercer County, a program geared toward teenagers is expanding its services to serve those up to age 21.

 
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Friday, February 22, 2019
The original 'FaceTime': the key to keeping families well

Once upon a time, in an era of fewer distractions and more predictable schedules, family members spent time in one another’s presence by default.

Homes centered around daily chores essential for survival – the growth, harvest and preparation of food, as well as the construction and upkeep of clothing, livestock, tools, the house itself – anything that allowed life to continue in spite of climate, conflict and other uncontrollable forces. And at the center of it all, for families of faith, was the recognition that none of this was even possible without the hand of God interceding daily.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
The 'old school' art of eating together

The kitchen table is more than just a piece of furniture – it’s a hub. This is what ours looks like: Homework papers accompany pencils and eraser crumbs, a phone charger, notepads with grocery and to-do lists, a book I’ve been reading in five-minute spurts, scented candles, cork trivet, hand sanitizer, someone’s watch, paper napkins, a rubber bracelet from summer camp (it’s September, mind you), hair ties from out-the-door-for-school touchups, yellow legal pads and a bottle of vitamins.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Cooking together a main ingredient for healthy families
Some of my earliest childhood memories include me sitting in a high-backed kitchen chair, legs dangling, reading aloud cookie recipes to my mother as she added ingredients to her stand mixer. They may have been recipes she knew by heart, but that didn’t matter; it was my mom’s way of indulging my four-year-old desire to “help,” which was so often followed by the desire to “sample.” There will never be a more delicious experience for me than a fresh, generously-cut slice of homemade bread. More ...
Thursday, September 20, 2018



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