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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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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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