Helping others

Paul Fockler; photo by Dean Curtis
People Helping People

Witnessing a Car Crash Inspired Him to Become a Nurse

He was happily married, happily employed—just plain happy. Until the accident put him on an entirely new life path.

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Critical care nurse Paul Fockler
Advice for Caregivers

Caregiving Advice from a Critical Care Nurse

Paul Fockler, a critical care nurse, discusses the challenges that caregivers confront and offers advice on the importance of caregiver self-care.

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Doug Lyman; Photo credit: GABRIELLA MARKS
Work Life

5 Tips for Managing Your Finances in 2021

This monk-turned-money manager offers spiritually-sound advice for getting ahead—even in tough times.

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Four-year-old Serghik Mikayelyan sits under a Knit for Kids blanket
People Helping People

Knit for Kids Is Helping the World One Stitch at a Time

Thanks to volunteer knitters and award-winning author, Debbie Macomber, the program has delivered items to over half a million children in need. 

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Cleaning supplies swirl around an angel reading; Illustration by Anne Wilson
Angels

She Was Finally Able to Declutter Her Home

She was embarrassed to invite friends to her chaotic New York City apartment. But then a new neighbor offered some life-changing advice.

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Simone Gordon; Photo credit: Simone Gordon
Angels

How She Became the Black Fairy Godmother

Despite her own struggles, she used Facebook and Instagram to help people in need all across the country. 

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An artist's rendering of a friendly Havenese dog; Illustration by Kayla Reilly
Angels

This Heaven-Sent Therapy Dog Brought Peace and Comfort

This special pup seemed to know exactly which hospital patients most needed her loving attention.  

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Kitten enjoys a climbing space built by Purple Leash Project
Pets

The Purple Leash Project Helps People and Pets Escape Domestic Violence Together

The campaign is working to create more pet-friendly domestic violence shelters throughout the U.S.  

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John Lewis; U.S. Congress, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Stories of Hope

Remembering John Lewis: 10 Inspiring Quotes

The late John Lewis devoted his life to the cause of civil rights. Just as Lewis was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, his words have inspired others to work for equality and justice.

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Wellie and Jennifer; Photo courtesy: Jennifer Warsing
Service Animals

Deaf During the Pandemic: “It Was a Blessing in Disguise for Me"

She struggled with Covid-19 protocols—the closed businesses, wearing a mask—but her service dog and faith helped her cope.

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