Healing

Healing takes many forms. Healing the body might mean finding wellness or moving through an illness. Healing the mind could mean managing anxiety, cultivating inner peace and pursuing emotional balance. Healing the spirit is often a journey of faith and prayer. All forms of healing are important and worth pursuing.

Jeff Bauman with Jake Gyllenhaal at a Boston Red Sox game

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor on the Story behind 'Stronger'

Jeff Bauman shares his story of recovery and hope following the tragedy and how he felt seeing his life played out on screen. 

Dr. Omalu is now chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, California, as well as a clinical professor at UC Davis.

The Doctor Who Discovered the Dangers of Concussions in Football

Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery shook the NFL, but he had dealt with struggles of his own, including depression.

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This Nonprofit Recycles Crayons for a Good Cause

This Nonprofit Recycles Crayons for a Good Cause

Bryan Ware started The Crayon Initiative in order to help children battling terrible illness find colorful ways to heal. 

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Hunter, Jackson, and Kaden Howard

These Tiny Triplets Are Wearing Helmets for an Important Reason

This trio may only be a few months old, but they’ve already made medical history. 

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Iraq veteran Marshall Powell

An Iraq Veteran Comes to Terms with Moral Injury

Moral injury is a wound to the conscience, and nothing inflicts it more deeply than war. Here's how one veteran found healing after a traumatic event in Iraq.

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Hot Baths Might Be Just As Good As Exercising

Hot Baths Might Be Just As Good As Exercising

A new study finds that a hot bath might hold many benefits.

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Healing and love

Love and Healing

For every moment of pain in my life there have been many more corresponding moments of kindness and compassion.

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Coming Full Circle, the painting that changed Linda's view of death

A Grieving Nurse Finds Comfort in Her Painting

Inspired by a dream, a career nurse uses her avocation, painting, to alter the way she views her mother's death from cardiac arrest twenty years earlier.

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Old letters

How Rereading His Letters from Vietnam Helped a Veteran Find Peace

Letters from soldiers stationed at the front during wartime can be inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking. For one woman and her ex-husband, these letters were healing.

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Shakespeare-With-Veterans

This Veteran Is Using Shakespeare to Heal

Who knew Shakespeare could help veterans with PTSD? 

Actress Mary Martin

Guideposts Classics: Mary Martin on Choosing Life

In this story from May 1984, the beloved star of stage and screen shares how she overcame health issues with determination, grit and faith.

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Actor Art Carney

Guideposts Classics: Art Carney on God's Healing Power

In this story from July 1997, the popular actor Art Carney shares the story about how God saw him through heart surgery—and made him a changed man.

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An acupuncture practitioner inserts needles into a patient's back

A Brief History of Acupuncture

The ancient healing art had roots in spiritual practice, but is now a medically accepted treatment.

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How to embrace scars as a sign of healing.

The Message Behind Scars

They may not be attractive, but they can represent signs of healing.

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