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Simone Gordon, known as The Black Fairy Godmothe; photo courtesy Simone Gordon
People Helping People

Everyday Greatness: Lending a Hand to Families with Emergency Needs

Simone Gordon, the Black Fairy Godmother, connects families in need with people who can help.

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Happy Ash Wednesday
Seasonal Prayers

Why We Can Say, ‘Happy Ash Wednesday’

Lent carries the reminder of our shared humanity and the promise of a new life.

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Three Wise Men
Stories of Hope

Hope from the Wise Men for the New Year

By following a star and a revelation and trusting in their dreams, a new road was found.

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie
Living Longer, Living Better

How Do You Plan to Connect With Others Over the Holidays?

Social interactions are crucial to our health and happiness, especially during this season.

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2010--Oberammergau Passion Play
Sponsored Content

Oberammergau’s Passion Play Resumes in 2022

Delayed by Covid, an Alpine village continues its theatrical tradition of depicting the final days of Christ.

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A senior woman reads a letter.
Emotional and Mental Health

An Easy Way to Love Your Elders: Write Them a Letter

A national program tackles the loneliness epidemic, one letter at a time.

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Four women making a telephone call; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Reach Out and Touch Someone

She received an unexpected blessing by reconnecting through phone calls during the pandemic.

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Take a positive risk
Emotional and Mental Health

Post Pandemic: How to Take Risks in a Positive Way

Positive risks are those that do not endanger our safety but urge us to step outside of our comfort zones.

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An illustration of a woman with three loaves of bread; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Baking a Difference

Her project donates freshly baked bread to food pantries and created bonds with loved ones through the pandemic.

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Summer travel
Travel

Summer Travel 2021: How to Stay Calm and Healthy

As we emerge from strict pandemic protocols, tips for tending to our well-being—especially on the road

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