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Why Resilience Technology: Happiness and Health

What creates resilience—and what can you create in your own life to help your own ability to withstand challenges? Dr. Janxin Leu Ph.D., a psychologist and expert in cultural contexts and human resilience at HopeLab, is examining how social technology can affect your well being. In the first of a three-part series on resilience technology, she explains how the happiness […]

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Writing: A Process of Healing

It was eleven o’clock at night, everyone else was in bed, the only sound was the steady ticking of the oversized pendulum clock that hung on the wall just over my shoulder. I’d just hit “send” on a mass email I’d spent a couple of hours putting together to update as many people as I could think of with the […]

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Helping Families Understand Palliative Care – Part I

As a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, I’ve seen firsthand the enormous impact that caring for someone with a serious medical condition can have on a caregiver’s daily life—from managing medications to dealing with physical and emotional stress. I’m also a palliative care specialist and it’s one of my goals to help patients and caregivers understand what […]

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Anxiety in Teens: 3 Reasons to Tell Your Story Online

During the peak of my anxiety disorder as a teenager, the first thing I did was turn to the web. I sought information on what was going on, where to find services for help but first and foremost, to know I wasn’t alone. One of the most powerful ways technology has enhanced the lives of individuals is the ability to […]

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Transitioning into Adulthood with Autism: Taylor’s Story

“I did a ton of research as his mom to make sure that I understood the diagnosis and was advocating for him appropriately.” – Kelly E., mom of a young adult with autism In recognition of autism awareness month, we wanted to share some of our staff’s personal experiences with their children’s lives with autism. In this post, Kelly shares her son […]

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Adjusting to Autism: When Your Normal Isn’t Other People’s Normal

In honor of autism awareness month, we wanted to share some of our staff’s personal experiences with their children’s lives with autism. In this post, Darla shares how her son, David, was diagnosed with autism and the impact on which it has had in their lives. “…they say special needs start at birth, but it didn’t happen that way for […]

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