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New Tax Advantages for Donors

A new financial incentive encourages Americans to give generously to charities during a time when charities need our help more than ever. The CARES Act includes an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations given in 2020 while also extending incentives for itemized deductions and corporate giving. The [...]

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Strange Days Indeed

by Reese Daniel, Retired COO of Eagle Overlook Recovery for Adolescents, Community Advocate “Nobody told me there'd be days like these, Strange days indeed.” John Lennon Every cell of my body was wracked with pain from the narcotics. I was 25 and had just experienced a major overdose, been discharged [...]

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No Couch for the Weary

by Rev. Elizabeth Burnette, Executive Director of WomenSource Have you seen the posts that say something like . . . our parents and grandparents were sent to the front lines of war, we are being sent to our couches, so stop complaining and just stay home? The point of the [...]

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Turning In

by Dr. Susanne Stribling, Licensed Psychologist & Partner, 360 Therapy, LLC It is hard to avoid the signs of uncertainty these days. We drive by empty schools. Quiet restaurants. Baseball, softball and soccer complexes are closed on a sunny, spring Saturday. Churches are empty on Sunday morning and likely will [...]

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Building a Life Worth Living

by Stacy Ekmark, LCSW, NGPG Many of the skills that are used in therapy for people dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD can apply to everyone, both adults and children and can have huge benefits on an individual’s daily life. Listed below are some ideas as to how to become [...]

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Adaptabilidad y determinación durante el tiempo de coronavirus

by Ralph Ables, LMSW, NGPG Social Worker ¿Cómo han cambiado nuestras vidas en tan poco tiempo? Hace unos pocos meses estábamos saliendo a comer, festejando con amigos y yendo al trabajo o a la escuela. Había días jugando en el parque, yendo al cine y celebrando las fiestas. Pero hoy [...]

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Adaptability and Determination During the Age of Coronavirus

by Ralph Ables, LMSW, NGPG Social Worker How our lives have changed in such a short time! A few months ago, we were going out to eat, celebrating with friends and going to work or school. There were days playing in the park, going to the movies, and celebrating the [...]

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Dealing with Information Overload

By Mitch Clarke, Director of News and Content, WDUN I was a big fan of the comic strip “Shoe,” about a bunch of birds who worked at a newspaper. Naturally, a lot of the strips hit home for me, a guy who has spent close to 40 years working in [...]

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Missing “My Kids”

by Suzanne Cindea, 3rd Grade Teacher, Gainesville City School System and GCSS Teacher of the Year Morning meetings, hugs from students, comprehension discussions, small group instruction, read alouds, lunch bunch, math talks, recess, and science experiments are just a few of the normal occurrences daily in my third grade classroom. [...]

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Staying Focused When the World Around You Isn’t

By Dr. Mac Hafele, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, NGHS Employee Assistance & Wellbeing Programs In the midst of the COVID-19 of social distancing, avoiding touch, and often working from home, it can be really difficult to stay focused, get work done, and manage stress. There are challenges for supervisors as well [...]

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