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Supporting People Experiencing Hard Times

Supporting People Experiencing Hard Times

by Loree Cook-Daniels Nineteen years later, I still wince at the memories of people who failed to show up for me after my life-partner’s death: the person who said, “just tell me how I can help and I will,” then told me how * I * could get blown-up copies of pictures...
Writing Letters to Strangers

Writing Letters to Strangers

Could writing a letter to a stranger save your life? As documented in her 2015 memoir, If You Find this Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers, writing letters to strangers saved Hannah Brencher’s life. Hannah isn’t transgender,...
“Kind World”: Podcasts that Rekindle

“Kind World”: Podcasts that Rekindle

One of the most painful and common consequences of experiencing violence and trauma is periodically – or more frequently, perhaps even permanently – feeling like the world is not a good place for humans. If you need to be reminded that there is kindness in the world,...
Healing Trauma: A Uniquely American Approach to Racial Trauma

Healing Trauma: A Uniquely American Approach to Racial Trauma

Ever feel like your body bears not only your own lifetime of scars, but also the weight of traumas borne by your parents, grandparents, and even further-out generations? There is an increasing body of science that says you do, in fact, carry your ancestors’ traumas as...