California hermitage sees surge in lay people who want a monastic experience

California hermitage sees surge in lay people who want a monastic experience

California hermitage sees surge in lay people who want a monastic experience Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly video report California California : BIG SUR, Calif. (RNS) When Paula Huston first met the monks of the New Camaldoli Hermitage, a Benedictine monastic community perched on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, she was in her late 30s and considered herself an atheist. “I don’t think I’d ever even talked to a priest before, much less seeing a monk, and here were these monks, and they were dressed in their interesting and strange white robes,…

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Emotional Health Ways to Boost Your

Emotional Wellness

Emotional Health Ways to Boost Your   Taking care of your emotional health is as important as taking care of your physical body. If your emotional health is out of balance, you may experience high blood pressure, ulcers, chest pain, or a host of other physical symptoms. When you feel good about yourself, it’s much easier to cope with life’s little ups and downs as well as bigger events, such as divorce or a death, says Jeff Gardere, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. Here are 10…

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