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Compassionate Friends 178 Compassionate Friends
Aiming to "transform the pain of grief into the elixir of hope", a group called The Compassionate Friends, with more than 600 U.S. chapters, brings together parents who've suffered the loss of a child, to help them sort through complicated emotions among kindred spirits. (Series: Humankind)
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Parenting as a Path 227 Parenting as a Path
Author Eileen Flanagan discusses her powerful essay on the lessons about life that can be derived from parenting patience, unconditional love, and how to handle a child who decorated the white carpet with pink sidewalk chalk. (Series: Humankind)
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Aging Gracefully 103 Aging Gracefully
The human survival instinct prods us to outlast afflictions and, if circumstances permit, to reach old age. Nothing, of course, could be more quintessentially natural than aging. Physician Andrew Weil gives his views on healthy longevity in which older people come to accept the challenges and discover the rewards of aging, plus a look at Okinawa home to the highest percentage on earth of people who live to be 100. (Series: Humankind)
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Tucker Stilley 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. (Series: Humankind)
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Answering The Need 126, 127 Answering The Need
With the tightening economy, increased middle class anxiety, home foreclosures and lengthening lines at soup kitchens throughout the United States, more and more and more Americans will be relying on the good will of their neighbors. This documentary examines why people decide to offer their time and money to answer the need. (Series: Humankind)
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Bolder Giving 179 Bolder Giving
Some people give no charity at all. But of Americans who do, the average family donation is 2-3% per year. This program examines how people arrive at the amount of their charitable contributions, where the money is contributed to, and what holds donors back from giving more, especially if they could afford to without hardship. (Series: Humankind)
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The Present Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn 123, 124 The Present Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the renowned Stress Reduction Clinic at the Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, discusses how the technique of "mindfulness" can be physically and mentally therapeutic. (Series: Humankind)
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Managing Pain 146 Managing Pain
Near Portland, Maine, people afflicted with chronic pain from medical conditions support each other in a group where attenders who are discouraged learn to take an active role in their life, and to see themselves not as a patient but as a complete person. (Series: Humankind)
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