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Opera singers Dimitri Pittas& Leah Edwards with pianist Chee-Hang See; photo courtesy Holy City Arts
Stories of Hope

The Healing Power of Music During a Pandemic

From a pair of opera singers in South Carolina to a Mariachi band in Texas, meet the musicians who refused to let the music die.

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A grocery worker bagging items; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Gold Star Service

She showed her appreciation for this essential worker’s service with golden rewards.

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Decorated rocks with mesages of hope; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Rock On

These messages of hope helped her daughters feel closer to loved ones in Texas and Scotland.

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An elderly couple doing an at-home virtual exercise; Getty Images
Aging Parents

4 Ways to Keep Your Loved One Active When It’s Cold Outside

The weather may be frightful but fun indoor tasks can get the mind and body moving.

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Dolly Parton on Guideposts
How to Pray

How to Pray Like Dolly Parton

The country music icon is as passionate about her faith as her performing.

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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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Positive Living

How to Be Patient During the Vaccine Rollout

Six things to keep in mind as you cultivate patience and humility during this waiting period.

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Praying with hope for the new year
Pets

Praying with Hope for the New Year

Are goodness and blessings beyond our imagining about to burst over the horizon?

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New Year's resolutions
Positive Living

How to Make a Resolution After an Uncertain Year

Let the instability of the year that was strengthen your dedication to what comes next.

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Post-Holiday-Blues
Emotional and Mental Health

An Expert Tells Us How to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues During a Pandemic

Feeling anxious, lonely, or depressed is normal during and after the holidays. Here are some things that might help. 

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