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5 Ways to Care for Those Who Disagree with You


Is it possible to care for those who disagree with you? Wisdom of the Wounded reached out to individuals whose jobs often put them at ideological cross purposes: politicians. In this video, we talk with former Michigan state legislators David Rutledge and Amanda Price about the ways they respectfully and successfully worked across the aisle […]

When Someone You Love is in Pain


By: Colleen Arnold, MD Pain is a universal experience. Whether it is the temporary hurt of a broken ankle or something more permanent like arthritis, every single human being suffers it at some point in their lives. There is no such thing as a pain-free life this side of heaven. It can be physical, mental, […]

Stand up Before the Gray Head


God tells us, “You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man (or woman), and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.”  Leviticus 19:32 Maybe I like this strong directive from God because at this point in my life I am a “gray head.” (More like “white […]

Be There Even When You Don’t Want To


Jesus tells us, “Love your neighbor,” and he does not add, “when you feel like it.” Deanna Thompson is Professor of Religion at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and has written a book about her journey with Stage IV breast cancer. The title of her book is Hoping for More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith, […]

Micro Kindnesses Matter


From the passenger side of my car, the door opened, and a woman said, “I am a nurse. Are you ok?” After doing a quick check, I was surprised to discover although stunned, I was ok. The airbags had deployed so I couldn’t see outside the car. “I’m fine,” I replied. Just moments earlier, I […]

3 Ways to Respect Those in a Nursing Home


When I visited with my mother in the nursing home I always enjoyed talking with a woman named Susan, who, despite significant physical challenges, always seemed to choose the positive in any given situation. During our meaningful chats, Susan shared wisdom gained from living with limited physical mobility and using a wheelchair. She has the […]