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Faith Factor | Take steps to a happier, healthier you

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Just when things are going well, we can be overcome with feelings of anxiety, loneliness, resentment, inadequacy, or guilt. Where do these feelings and fears come from? Why do we sometimes find ourselves sabotaging our own best efforts?

We try hard to overcome our so-called failings, and yet we often cannot. Often we have been struggling with these emotional problems for years.

"Changes that Heal: The Four Shifts that Make Everything Better . . . and that Anyone Can Do," by best-selling author Dr. Henry Cloud, teaches there are ways to resolve our past to ensure a healthier future. These solutions lie in our understanding certain basic developmental tasks that involve growing up into the "likeness" of the one who created us.

Dr. Cloud has identified four aspects of the personality of God that, if we would cultivate them within ourselves, would greatly improve our day-to-day functioning. By following easy, clear, insightful guidelines, we can learn to do four things that we, God's children, have had difficulty doing: bonding with others; separating from others; sorting out issues of good and bad; and taking charge as adults.

If you are a woman who struggles with any of these issues and are ready to work on the solutions, please join a small-group book study of Changes that Heal for five Mondays this summer, starting July 1 through July 29, at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village, NV from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

This free series, with child care provided, is co-sponsored by three Incline Village churches: St. Patrick's, The Village Church, and LifePoint Church.

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To register or learn more details, please contact Ginnie Jed ( The book, "Changes that Heal," can be purchased online for about $9.50, in digital format for less, or through Ginnie.

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