Making a Difference in Mississippi: IT ALL STARTS WITH US

Making a Difference in Mississippi: IT ALL STARTS WITH US

Get off to a healthy start in the New Year. Beginning in 2015, Well-Being began including this feature article that we call “Making a Difference in Mississippi.” It is our way of recognizing organizations and individuals, which are truly making a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the people of our state. As we considered who or what would be the focus of our first “Making a Difference” Read more »
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January 02, 2017
And Days of Auld Lang Syne

And Days of Auld Lang Syne

By Lana Turnbull “For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne. We'll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, For auld lang syne.” I’m sure when Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard, popularized the verses of “Auld Lang Syne” in 1788, he had no idea these words, set to the melody of a traditional folk tune, would someday help usher in the New Year for millions of people around the world. Even before Read more »
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January 02, 2017
The Gift of Home

The Gift of Home

By Laura Walker, staff writer for Mississippi Children’s Home Services As you peruse the shopping mall searching for the “perfect gift,” a tree draped in white cards catches your attention. Acknowledging the delicate balance between giving and receiving is important, you decide to adopt a child from the tree. You gaze over the names and ages until one catches your attention: Blake, age 6. Turning over the card expecting a list Read more »
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November 21, 2016
The Making of a Movement

The Making of a Movement

By Lana Turnbull Last November Pope Francis declared a Holy Year of Mercy to last from December 2015 to November 2016. His plea to the world was for “mercy, not judgment,” with the goal of changing the way the Church is perceived by the people around the world. As this Holy Year comes to a close, after an unusually contentious presidential campaign season and an increasingly volatile world, I find myself wishing Read more »
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November 21, 2016
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in the news Families First to Host Healthy Teens for a Better MS Rally on MS Gulf Coast
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