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COVID-19: What can I do to help?


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people all over the world, here are some simple tips for how to help while we practice social distancing. The uncertainty and fear generated by a global infectious disease outbreak is stressful. That’s why it’s more important than ever to show compassion and Care Well for those around […]

A Hairdresser’s Heart for Caring


A note from Karen: Please enjoy this guest post from my niece Abbey, who is a hairdresser in North Carolina. I just love this story because it shows her hairdresser’s heart for caring. May her story encourage you to care for others with a simple kindness today. Guest Post by Abbey George Rich As a […]

Help a Grieving Child Make a Memory Pillow


Note from Karen: At Wisdom of the Wounded, we know that children grieve differently than adults. That’s why we’re very fortunate that organizations like Ele’s Place offer programs for grieving children and their supporters. On a recent tour of Ele’s Place-West Michigan, we learned about their Memory Pillow activity. What a wonderful way to help […]

Digging in the Dirt is Good Therapy

Whenever my mother was anxious or angry or just feeling low, she would go outside and dig in the dirt.  As she planted flowers or moved flowering shrubs, her spirits would slowly lift.  Dirt and flowers were her therapy. Her favorite outdoor flower was pansies. To this day, when I see the sweet faces on […]

How to Help a Young Child Grieve


Do young children experience grief? Dr. Alan Wolfelt is a grief counselor who says, “Any child old enough to experience love is old enough to grieve.”  Even though they will show their grief differently than adults do, very young children do feel loss. Here’s how you can help a young child grieve. Youngsters ages three […]

What Can I Do for My Country?


What can I do for my country? Maybe that is the question each of us should be asking ourselves instead of demanding that our country, our government, solve all of our problems. David Brooks asks, “What can you do in your communities to heal those who suffer from addiction, broken homes, trauma, prison and loss?” […]