Canadian priest’s study finds gratitude can fight loneliness

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL By Tali FolkinsPosted Nov 6, 2019 Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing [Anglican Journal] Prayers and other expressions of gratitude may hold significant potential in making people feel less lonely, a small study by a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada suggests.Last summer and fall, the Rev. Eric Partridge, rector at the Anglican Church of St. Andrew in Sidney, British Columbia, paired six research volunteers from the church’s pastoral care team with six senior parishioners. Team members measured both their own and the seniors’ levels of loneliness using an assessment system employed by loneliness researchers (the UCLA Loneliness Scale) as well as a “narrative” assessment based on conversation between the volunteers and seniors. Then they met six times over the next 14 weeks to perform gratitude practices together. When researchers and seniors were assessed again at the end of the 14 weeks, all of the seniors and some of the researchers showed reduced levels of loneliness. The study also assessed participants’ levels of gratitude before and after the 14 weeks, Partridge says, and found similar results.Read the full article here. Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Canadian priest’s study finds gratitude can fight loneliness Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

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Voting Centers Have Closed

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News top box 1 Voting Centers Have Closed Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 8:00 pm Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena Now is awaiting the first results in the local elections.These are the races we are following:Mayor – Incumbent Terry Tornek is facing challenges from District 5 Councilman Victor Gordo, Major Williams and Jason Hardin.District 1 – Tyron Hampton is running unopposed, Hampton wins! Hampton wins!District 2 – Tricia Keane, Kevin Litwin, Bo Patatian and Felicia Williams are running to replace Margaret McAustinDistrict 4 – Incumbent Gene Masuda is squaring off against Char Bland, Joe Baghdadlian and Kevin Wheeler.District 6 – Incumbent Steve Madison is facing Ryan Bell and Tamerlin Godley.Pasadena City College Board of TrusteesArea No. 2Jim Osterling is facing Kenneth RotterArea No. 4Hoyt Hillsman is facing Tammy Silver28th Congressional DistrictDemocratsIncumbent Adam SchiffAra Khachig ManoogianChad D. AndersonG. “Maebe A. Girl” PudloSal GenoveseRepublicansEric EarlyWilliam BodellNo Declared PartyJennifer Barbosa27th Congressional DistrictDemocratsIncumbent Judy ChuRepublicansBeatrice CardenasJohnny J. NalbandianUndeclaredChristian DalyCounty Supervisor, Fifth District Kathryn Barger, incumbentDarrell ParkJohn C. Harabedianlast_img read more

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700 go pedalling for Pieta House in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE inaugural Pieta 100 National Cycle saw over 700 cyclists in Limerick pedalling to raise awareness for the issues of suicide and self-harm last weekend.With other cycles being held in Galway, Cork and Dublin to raise much needed funds for Pieta House, the Limerick event began and ended at Mungret GAA club where participants had the option of undertaking a 50k or 100k route. Both routes brought them past the Pieta House Midwest centre, which has been delivering a service to the region since 2012.Centre manager Martin O’Sullivan said their goal was to replace suicide, self-harm and stigma with hope, self-care and acceptance.“Our commitment to offering a free service can only be achieved with the help and support of communities. We’re grateful to all the cyclists for taking part, to the supporters and organisers and the people of Limerick for their support and commitment to Pieta House,” he added.With nine centres throughout Ireland, Pieta House provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for those experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. To date, Pieta House has supported more than 17,000 people, with at least 5,000 seeking help in 2014. Previous articleWeek of events to promote mental health awarenessNext articleFree iPads won’t keep children out of poverty Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email TAGSlimerickMungret GAAPieta House center_img Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal News700 go pedalling for Pieta House in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 1, 2015 798 Printlast_img read more

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Collingwood’s Tim Rood: Moving Mortgage Forward

first_img About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Tim Rood is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Collingwood Group, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group for the housing and mortgage industries. Collingwood works to identify and secure business opportunities with the federal government and the GSEs; helps financial services companies comply with, interpret, and operate within the ever-changing regulatory environment; and works directly with CEOs and boards of directors to help increase market share and profitability.Rood brings more than two decades of mortgage industry and entrepreneurial experience to the Collingwood Group. Rood recently spoke to DS News about his day-to-day role with Collingwood, how the industry is evolving, and where both he and the market are headed in the future.DS News: What do you see as Collingwood’s role in the market right now?Rood: We’re evolving just as the market is evolving. Collingwood, through the Obama administration, was laser-focused on advisory services related to risk management, compliance, and advocacy in certain circumstances to give lenders, service providers, and technology companies the best chance for commercial success in Washington, and that’s given us a solid foundation and customer base from which to work.In a situation where you’ve got razor-thin margins, lenders and servicers are having to evaluate where to make investments today. It’s historically been a binary choice. Do I invest more in compliance and risk management, or do I invest more in operational efficiencies, taking friction out of the process, and delighting my customers? Technology has caught up to that business problem and can solve the compliance and risk management problem while solving for the efficiency and delighting the customers.When Collingwood was acquired by Situs, that put us in a fortunate situation where we could rely on the infrastructure and capital of a much larger parent company in adjacent industries, multi-family, and commercial, and then repurpose some of those tools and leverage that infrastructure so that we became a higher-value business partner to our clients as it relates to transaction services across the continuum—origination, servicing, claims, professional services. We can get into business process engineering and help folks advance from strictly a compliance, risk management culture and then focus on how we can wring efficiencies out of the process while achieving all of the compliance and risk management objectives.DS News: What does your role with Collingwood look like on a day-to-day basis?Rood: One of the great things about this company is, it’s so dynamic. We find ourselves advising lenders, servicers, technology companies, outsourcers—anything that has to do with some intersection with Washington. The variety of topics that we are involved in, and the people that we interface with, never ceases to amaze me and excites me every day, just because you find yourself in the pocket of such mission-critical issues for the industry.We only take on causes that are about enlightened self-interest for the industry. If the cause we’re taking on is good for the industry—housing, mortgage, the economy—then we should get involved. However, the opposite is also true. We don’t take up causes that promote the self-interest of companies or individuals if it’s at the expense of the industry.The work is dynamic and fulfilling. Our days involve advising the executives of these organizations, getting a roadmap to achieving their objectives in and around Washington. We then leverage all of the tools and resources available to us to make sure that we’re part of not just the advice but the solution as it relates to how to operationalize things that they’re trying to accomplish, whether that be compliance, risk management, operational efficiencies, outsourcing, resource management. For a long time, we’ve been bootstrapping this business and had some hard-won success building a brand and our reputation in the industry. It’s empowering now to have a trunk full of tools at your disposal, and a well-funded parent company to underwrite our growth into these transactional business services and professional services.DS News: What are the challenges you’re preparing for in 2018 and beyond?Rood: You’re at what some would argue is a cyclical and secular crossroad here for the industry. Many companies need to reinvent themselves, particularly companies that don’t have a mortgage servicing rights (MSR) portfolio. Then they’re focused on obviously how to feed the beast on the origination side. We’re reaching an inflection point for some companies that are not properly capitalized, where they’re going to have to rationalize how they do business and explore partnerships with larger, well-capitalized companies that have more diversified business models.We’re alert to that and are looking at the industry regarding what role we play in that. Whether it be on advisory services or matchmaking, we are working with companies to make sure that they’re taking advantage of every opportunity to lower their costs and enter into a variable-cost business model to make sure that they’ve reached the elusive equilibrium between production capacity and product demand. That has been the bane of the existence of mortgage lenders for as long as I can remember.DS News: What are you seeing happening with home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs)?Rood: All the things that I’m hearing about the HECM program coming out of the administration and out of HUD are positive, well-intentioned, and earnest conversations. There’s alignment that the program needs to be sustainable. HUD needs to find ways to make the program less volatile, and they need to ensure that it is commercially marketable to enough seniors to make the juice worth the squeeze.I’m encouraged by all the things that I’m seeing. I was anxious that the new administration might not value the HECM program, despite some of the demographic realities in our country in terms of baby boomers aging, their desire to age in place, and the sad reality that too many of them are living in poverty yet are house-rich. That creates an opportunity. One of the things I’ve liked about this administration is, while fairness is still important and you’ve got to take care of people who need help, which there’s also a calculus that says, “It’s not just about fairness.” There’s a macroeconomic calculus to helping people achieve homeownership, to helping people tap the equity in their homes so that they can maintain a reasonable quality of life. There’s plenty of work to be done, but I like the direction in which we’re heading.DS News: Do you see any other challenges as far as this huge group of seniors or near-seniors who are aging up?Rood: We’re in this enigma wrapped in a riddle around the whole inventory problem and the affordability problem. There does not seem to be an easy solution there. The inventory that boomers occupy, if their bias is to age in place, then you break the housing ladder in half, where entry-level owners can’t move up. There’s just not enough inventory. At the entry level, you’re seeing demand stymied because builders can’t make the economic calculus work for building entry-level homes when regulatory costs can be $80,000 or more just to build a house. You’ve got record-high raw material costs. You’ve got the supply-chain issues in terms of finding qualified labor to build. We’re stuck here. Americans still have a bias towards living indoors, so something has got to break. We’ve got to find a way to remove some of the cost burdens to incentivize builders to build at the entry level, and we need to give seniors options other than aging in place.DS News: As I’m sure you know, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is going to lose its leader later this year with the retirement of David Stevens. How do you think that that transition into a new head of the MBA could potentially affect advocacy within the industry?Rood: There is only one Dave Stevens, so trying to find a mini Dave would be a fool’s errand. He was the perfect guy for the times. The challenge for the MBA as it goes forward is that a lot is going on in the industry, and there seems to be some separation between what the large financial institutions have as their agenda versus the agenda of independent mortgage companies. How you keep those companies aligned with a common set of objectives is one of the biggest things for the MBA and the industry to wrap their heads around.Advocacy for the MBA during the housing crisis was about trying to keep the administration and regulators from over-correcting and killing the industry in an attempt to save it. Now you’re dealing with a completely different environment, where the bias for the industry is to deregulate, and to be more transparent, and to be better business partners with the industry. So, it’s going to be a different set of issues. They need to contribute to whatever the solution is for the inventory problem. The MBA needs to contribute to the ongoing progress made from a regulatory and enforcement standpoint, to make the government and the private sector more aligned and less adversarial. They need to make sure that there is adequate and affordable access to credit.The housing finance industry still probably would benefit from a makeover. There’s still probably a negative and largely false narrative that exists in the administration and with lawmakers that needs to be addressed. I’ve spent my entire professional career in housing finance, and I know that the housing finance system and the actors in the system are, by and large, well-intentioned and good business partners for the government, and certainly are critical to the vibrancy of the economy and the housing market. The MBA will be an important voice for the housing finance industry as it looks to ensure the right people in the right places have the right impression of our industry.You can’t dismiss the fact that housing, in a normal year, can contribute upwards of 20 percent of the economy. Regulators need to be sensitive to the fact that patriotism doesn’t compel mortgage lenders to make mortgage loans. Capitalism does. If the lenders don’t have the confidence, if they can’t quantify the risks that they’re taking and an ability to mitigate those risks, sooner or later they’re just going to stop taking those risks. There’s going to be cataclysmic fallout to the economy if that happens. There’s probably a benefit to an advocacy campaign, making sure that people see all the value that this industry brings to the economy and that any cautionary tale from the past belongs where it is, which is in the past.DS News: What are some of the qualities you think will be necessary for whoever takes over as head of the MBA?Rood: It’s going to have somebody who still has Dave’s passion because it’s going to be a body blow to the MBA membership when Dave leaves. The person who takes over is going to have to instill confidence and energy in its membership base at a time where they’re going through a tough market. Anybody in the industry has got some anxiety over how 2018 will shape up, so it has to be somebody who understands the issues and energizes the membership base. Somebody who has a clear and compelling understanding of how Washington works, and the ability to pull the right levers at the right time to achieve the best outcome for their members. This is not a “learn on the job” point in time. That’s critical. At the same time, it has to be somebody that the industry is excited about, can relate to, and trust to represent their interests going forward.DS News: You sound like you might be a good candidate for the role yourself. If that opportunity came your way, is that something you would consider?Rood: That’s a good question. It would be an honor to be considered for something like that, but I’m thrilled with the job that I have, and I’ve never been more invigorated for the work and the opportunities that are in front of us. 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