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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ambassadors for Mashiach

The Eastern Gates presents 

"Ambassadors for Mashiach" 

"Ambassadors For Mashiach" is a documentary film that captures the biblical destiny of Israel, the Church and the One New Man. 

This is a must see film.

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Challenges with Dr. Angela Chester

Happy New Year!  We have some awesome things planned for everyone. We hope that you'll join us. Check out the video for more. See you there!
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Home for the Holidays | Interview in the Long Beach Leader

Interview by Dianne Anderson  (Staff Writer)

Christmas is near.

The rush for gifts and hustle for toys, throw up the tree, hours over a hot stove, a fast six days till the New Year. Then, the moment is gone.

Local pastoral counselor, Dr. Angela Chester, thinks maybe this year, families can slow it down a bit and try to enjoy each other, and let the little things slide.
As often happens, at least some of the headaches around this time of year comes from long standing rivals hurling small insults across the table. She said a lot of it can be avoided if people can stay in a mindset of gratitude.

Her own recent close call, a car accident has left her bedridden for two weeks, gives her time to reflect on all the things that she is personally thankful for, despite extreme back pain.
In general, she said both the nation as a whole, and individuals in the community, are grieving from the latest of 355th mass shooting for this year alone. Stress at the individual level for African American families dealing with the loss of a loved one, either by gangs or wrongful death shootings by police, has a stronghold on the social psyche.    

There is a lot of violence to take in.

“It’s almost like a double whammy. Our nation is having an identity crisis, trying to put a band-aid on a wound that keeps getting ripped open,” she said. Part of coming to grips is understanding the five stages of grief -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance -- which is a natural process for everyone.

“Whether it happened in San Bernardino, Boston Marathon, the children of Sandy Hook in Connecticut, in Columbine. Everyone is like, is this real, did that happen?” she said. “That’s a form of denial.”

At times, anger becomes, “how dare they do this?” leading to the bargaining stage, and trying to make sense or creating solutions. That often becomes a catalyst for action, such as mothers advocating through Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to stop the senseless loss of children.
Because of the grieving process, some laws are changed.

“Some schools now have more security cameras, metal detectors because kids were coming to school with guns. That idea came out of the bargaining stage of our grief. It was a good idea,” she said.
Through depression, both the community and individuals should do what they’ve been taught for maintaining emotional balance, turn to each other for support, she said. Others will cycle between depression and anger over a period of weeks, or months, depending on the loss.

“But we have to decide that we’re going to do something [in the healing process]. The same way that we can’t stay stuck in our depression, we can’t stay stuck in our anger,” she said.
More than likely, the recent events will be part of this family holiday conversation. But, it could also serve as a reminder to be thankful for family, not just playing lip service around turkey dinner holding hands.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Prepping for the New Year

The New Year is just around the corner. If you haven't starting planning for 2016, they you're already behind the line.  Let's get you back on track and up to speed.

There's a few things you can do to start off 2016 -- one is get physically fit. Check out our video with AJ Joshi of Valens. We talk health, fitness, taking care of spirit, and more.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

How to Spot Depression in Your College Student This Holiday

Observing these signs and symptoms?  You may need to take action.

The young adult who left for college in September was a predominantly vibrant, optimistic, albeit sometimes stubborn, 18-year-old heading off to a new life away from home.

Some four months later, the person who walked through the front door for the holidays has changed, though it’s difficult to articulate why.  

As social obligations mount in celebration of the season, a few observations, as well as likely explanations, are made. [READ MORE]
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dealing with the Holiday Blues

The joys of the Christmas season is upon us -- trees are going up, garland is being placed -- but what about those who see this time of year as not so festive?  Trying to prevent depression and anxiety during the holidays can be challenging.  

Find out what you can do to prevent the blues and learn how to help those who suffer. Listen now!

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