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Journey thru the Lifecycle

From raising children to “being with” people who are dying, hear these insights distilled from the lessons of life.

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 After Effects of War with Christal Presley Humankind   189 

After Effects of War with Christal Presley
Christal Presley, an English teacher in Virginia who experienced "secondary trauma" in response to the extreme behavior of her father, a Vietnam-era veteran with PTSD, tells how the family began a journey of recovery. [more]
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 Avoiding Burnout with David Allen Humankind   206 

Avoiding Burnout with David Allen
Based on decades of coaching high-powered executives, best-selling author David Allen describes key techniques for managing our personal rhythms, carving out reflection time and avoiding the trap of burnout. [more]
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 Bereavement Part of Kindred Spirits   KS3-6b 

Bereavement
Guitelle Sandman, a mother who in a matter of months lost two of her four children, tells of the painful time of mourning and of ways by which one can adjust to a new life. Her courage is deeply inspiring to those who've suffered a loss. [more]
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 Catching Up with Granny D Humankind   73,74 

Catching Up with Granny D
"Catching Up with Granny D." As part of the Public Radio Collaboration "Who's Democracy Is It?", Humankind presents a lively, hour-long profile of "Granny D," (Mrs. Doris Haddock of Dublin, New Hampshire). Famous for her 14-month walk across the United States to promote campaign finance reform, she is a fascinating American original. [more]

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 Walking through the Storm (Complete Series, 5 CDs) Humankind    

Walking through the Storm (Complete Series, 5 CDs)
These four, sound-rich documentaries include leading cancer experts and moving first-person accounts by survivors. It’s thought provoking and inspiring. Free audio excerpts are available for each of the CDs below. [more]

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 Connie Goldman Humankind   59 

Connie Goldman
The sometimes heavy burdens -- and unexpected rewards -- of caring for an elderly relative are considered by Wisconsin-based author and radio journalist Connie Goldman. [more]
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 End of Life Dialogues Humankind   22 

End of Life Dialogues
A mediator relates how Colorado residents on both sides of the ethical debate about end of life questions were able to find common ground on the need to improve compassionate care for patients who are gravely ill. [more]
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 Human Growth in Old Age Part of Kindred Spirits   KS3-5b 

Human Growth in Old Age
Lois Harris, a Massachusetts-based consultant on the aging process, gives a life-affirming description of the cycles of growth and renewal. [more]
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 Living Fully With Illness Humankind   176 

Living Fully With Illness
The power of a patient’s self-reflection as a tool for coping with illness is explored by a nurse scientist who has studied meditation as a health technique, and by a cancer survivor who teaches other patients about the value of therapeutic writing in expressing their inward feelings. [more]
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 Medicine’s River of Meaning with Rachel Remen Humankind   210 

Medicine’s River of Meaning with Rachel Remen
Physician, philosopher and best-selling author Rachel Remen describes her remarkable course, “The Healer’s Art,” taught at medical schools throughout the United States. [more]
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 Mindful Parenting Humankind   16 

Mindful Parenting
A visit with parent-authors Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn who describe ways they approach helping children grow-up amid the frenzied pace and ultra-charged atmoshpere of today's culture. [more]
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 Reflections on Dying Part of Kindred Spirits   KS3-6a 

Reflections on Dying
In this sensitive sound portrait, persons who are dying and those who provide counseling to them are heard pondering the questions of life and death from a realistic perspective. Featured is Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and others. [more]
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 Reversal of Fortune with John Robbins Humankind   175 

Reversal of Fortune with John Robbins
Having lost almost everything in the Madoff scam, best-selling author John Robbins tells how in “an age of less” he had to step back, reassess what’s important and build a new, more fulfilling life. [more]
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 Spiritual Lessons from Family Life Part of Kindred Spirits   KS4-3a 

Spiritual Lessons from Family Life
Ernie Boyer Jr., author of "A Way in the World: Family Life as Spiritual Discipline," along with his wife Pam discuss how intimacy with God can be found during ordinary moments of caring for a child. [more]
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 Tucker Stilley Humankind   147 

Tucker Stilley
When a gifted artist and media producer near Los Angeles is stricken with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), a community of friends comes together to support him as he develops ingenius ways to continue creating his art work, even without use of his limbs. [more]
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 Why Does God Allow Suffering? Part of Kindred Spirits   KS3-2a 

Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," arrives at some soothing answers after facing his young son's death. [more]
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