A BEAUTIFUL, Beautiful article that totally opened up my eyes. Becoming the Parent With the Child in the Wheelchair When your child is suddenly stricken with a devastating illness, you learn to navigate encounters with families who knew you before your lives changed.
Brene Brown gives a talk on Empathy that’s accompanied by a wonderfully sweet animated gift. Our favorite is about avoiding the term: “at least…” Take a look!
One of the best things you can do to help friends who’ve lost a job is to forward on job leads. These friends and colleagues went the extra mile to endorse his theater skills.
So much of emotional pain is about being misunderstood and stigmatized as a “failure” for not measuring up.
It’s no fun sharing the news of divorce with friends. This is what NOT to say.
From the Help Each Other Out team: These friends want so much to be helpful. Alas, their well-meaning efforts only rub salt in the wound. What not to say to friends struggling with fertility.
The Help Each Other Out Team made this video of the Cancer Friend From Hell for you. Don’t take offense. We’ve all been on both sides of this equation with some hard time in our own life or in the lives of our friends.
Prepare for beauty. Amanda Palmer, musician and crowdsourcing record holder hosts a Ted Talk on how to connect with other humans through simply asking for help. This isn’t about how to help, but it does open you up to the vulnerable endeavor of even asking for it.
This hypothetical letter, written by a mother before her son was sent to Iraq, gets us inside the head of a person struggling with, in addition to her emotions over her son, the anger she has felt from the words of outsiders that were perhaps meant to help.
We like this podcast on war because it describes the absence of society’s role in caring for soldier’s moral injuries that all of society should feel it carries. It suggests that PTSD problematizes the individual psyche rather than acknowledging the societal reality and pain of combat.