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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.
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.
Conflict Resolution with Tajae Gaynor
Youth leader Tajae Gaynor of the Bronx has dedicated his life to conflict resolution and school mediation activities after he witnessed the senseless stabbing of a friend.
Laughter is Good Medicine
Norman Cousins tells how “laughter therapy,” a warm bond with his physician, and Vitamin C cured a crippling spinal disease against 500-to-1 odds.
A no-holds-barred look at the stressful conditions in which many nurses work: the long hours, the emotional toll, the rapid pace, and the way that technology and institutional practices can make it hard to form a caring bond with patients.
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.
Spiritual but not Religious
A conversation with Bradley University Prof. Robert Fuller who has studied a large sector of Americans who regard themselves as spiritually inclined, but who do not affiliate with organized religion.
Walking through the Storm
These four, sound-rich documentaries include leading cancer experts and moving first-person accounts by survivors. It’s thought provoking and inspiring.
The Search for Well-Being
We examine a fascinating new model of health care: integrative medicine.