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How to Start a Prayer Chain

Prayer is among the most ancient of human practices, and to this day billions of people believe in its power. Prayer transcends religions, denominations, sects and belief systems of all kinds. It is used in a multitude of ways: to seek comfort, make a request, ask for guidance, heal and restore, express sorrow, celebrate joy,… Read More

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7 Things You Should Never Say to Patients or Caregivers

In the best-selling book, “There is No Good Card for This: What to Do and Say When Life is Scary, Awful and Unfair to People you Love,” authors Emily McDowell and Kelsey Crowe say it’s not surprising that well-intentioned people often stumble as they try to express love, hope and compassion to patients and caregivers…. Read More

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The Only Wrong Thing to Say is Nothing at All

Empathy card creator and lymphoma survivor Emily McDowell said she believes the most supportive thing you can do for someone on a health journey is to be willing to show up, stay present, and listen. Emily McDowell of Los Angeles, creator of Empathy Cards for illness and grief, and co-author with empathy scholar Kelsey Crowe… Read More

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Dr. Annie Brewster discusses how letting people in to her multiple sclerosis journey was freeing—for everyone involved.
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Letting People Into Your Health Journey

When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, shame consumed me. Guilt, too. I am not sure I could have named these emotions at the time, but they were there anyway, and they lingered for years. These feelings of shame and fear kept me cut off from myself and from others. My greatest fear was… Read More

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