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Photographing the Journey: Pictures in Storytelling

Sometimes, words fail us. And unfortunately, sometimes they fail when we need them most: to explain the pain or suffering, or exalt in joy. To convey a tenderness or a fragility, a vulnerability or power. Sometimes words, as wonderful as they can be—soothing or life-affirming or hilarious or kind—are fraught with baggage, tone, motives. Or our mental thesaurus goes missing […]

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A Story that Started Right Here: Journaling About Cancer

Writing is something I have always enjoyed (well, with the exception of required research papers.) But a busy lifestyle as a teacher and mother hadn’t allowed time for much more than an annual holiday letter these past years. Being on a medical leave during my breast cancer treatment brought my fingers to the keyboard, though. The intention was to share […]

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Help Through Hard Times: How to Make a True Difference

As a pastor for more than three decades, I’ve heard more than a few stories of heartache and hurt. Health scares, financial woes, relationship valleys: everyone I know is going through a hard time to some extent, and probably everyone you know is as well.   So what should we do when people share their turbulent times with us? Here […]

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Why Resilience Technology: Social Connections and Individual Health

Having a tight-night group of friends and family does more than make you feel good—it actually can improve your health. In the second of a three-part series on resilience technology, Fred Dillon, Director of Product Development at HopeLab, shares research on how healthy social connections impacts individual lives. Healthy Social Rewards Feeling deeply connected to others puts us on a […]

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