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Kristen Houghton

Kristen Houghton is an author, blogger on the Huffington Post, and contributor to Kalon Women.

Is there a faith and health connection? I don’t, pun intended, put a lot of faith in religious beliefs. I like to think I’m more spiritual than adhering to simply one religious dogma. Yet I am fascinated by the pageantry and traditions of religions. I am also  always a bit envious of people who seem …

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Does religion make you happier, or does it simply amplify what you already have? Dr. Edward Diener, a psychologist who has studied happiness in various cultures, believes that those who have a belief system are happier. He may be right. Religion has two important things going for it that can add to personal happiness. The first is a …

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