Blogs: Elevating Your Spiritual Care Needs

What is culturally competent spiritual care and what does it have to offer? As spiritual care providers, we are trained to offer support to people from all backgrounds,with an open, non-judgmental, and peaceful presence. We try to help others connect to theirown sources of strength......

I work as a Palliative Care Chaplain in Los Angeles for MPTF, a midsized nonprofit. Palliative Care is a medical specialty rendered by a team which has at least the four pillars described by CAPC (Center to Advance Palliative Care) as the “gold standard:” doctor,......

What Is Seasonal Depression? It’s December. Days are getting colder and shorter. We spend more time indoors, which means less sun, less outdoors time, and often less physical movement. With all these seasonal changes, people often feel the “Winter Blues,” experiencing low energy, fatigue, depression,......

What are Movember and No Shave November? Starting to notice men’s facial hair growing suddenly longer and thicker since the start of November? November is commonly being accepted as Men’s Health Awareness Month. It is no accident since movements like Movember and No Shave November encourage......

What is a hospital chaplain?   Chaplains are service people who are a part of the multidisciplinary teams in institutions such as hospitals, military, schools, and more. But what many people do not know or often misunderstand is the variety of roles a chaplain is......

Having resilience means standing strong and pushing back in the face of challenges. It’s holding your ground and forging ahead even when the current is working against you and pushing you backward. For many us, resilience sometimes seems like a natural characteristic – either you......

We live in difficult and uncertain times. Keeping up with politics and current events can be distressing. The world may feel like it’s out of control, and you may feel like informing yourself as much as possible is a way to find control again. However,......

What Is A Chaplain? Though chaplains play vital roles in professional, medical, military and other contexts, those roles are not always well understood. Chaplains provide spiritual care, but what does that really mean? What Does A Chaplain Do? For one thing, chaplains are not “fixers.”......

It’s OK to be Anxious The last few months have been packed with uncertainty and new, unprecedented circumstances. It’s scary stuff. As a result, it makes a lot of sense that many people are feeling elevated levels of stress and anxiety. We’re going to talk......

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