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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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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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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies with David Allen 109 Self-Fulfilling Prophecies with David Allen
The surprising power of imagining positive outcomes in life is explored by NY Times best-selling author David Allen who finds that when people vividly picture the solutions to problems, it can reset their nervous system and remove self-imposed blockages. (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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Bob Massie's Survival Story 191 Bob Massie's Survival Story
The remarkable survival story of Bob Massie, an Episcopal minister who somehow walked through one life-threatening illness after another, and whose many challenges deepened his appreciation for life -- and for the suffering of others. (Series: Humankind)
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Living Fully With Illness 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. (Series: Humankind)
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