The Healing Power of Helping Others

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The Healing Power of Helping Others

Whatever their challenges are, people find that reaching out to help others and connecting with the greater good helps them heal their own lives as well. Gifts from the Train Station tells the stories of 14 inspiring people, and how they have used this power in their work and in their lives.  Read more at

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How A Brush with Death Can Lead to a New Life
From Gifts From the Train Station It often seems like we go through most of our lives without thinking much about who we are or where we’re going, cruising along day after day.  A crisis has a way of stopping us in our tracks though, jolting us out of our routine and forcing us to rethink things.  The bigger the crisis, the more...
Feb 27, 2013 12:35 PM ET
Overcoming a Heart-Lung Transplant to Help Others
From Gifts from the Train Station Mark Black is an inspiring speaker, talking about the challenges he’s overcome in life, and how others can do the same.  Born with a congenital defect in his heart, he has gone on to run marathons and inspire countless others with his story.  He came by this wisdom by living it - it comes straight...
Feb 19, 2013 1:25 PM ET
Beating Leukemia and Building a New Life
From the blog at Gifts From the Train Station My friend Rob Meadows grew up on the move, the third of four boys in his family.  During his childhood they lived in a variety of states and even as far as New Zealand, and through it all, his father was always there for him.  As Rob grew and pursued his education as far as a PhD, he knew...
Feb 12, 2013 2:00 PM ET
The Gift of a Crisis
From Psychology Today There’s nothing like a big health scare to force you to rethink who you are and where you are going in life, focusing on things that really matter.  And brain surgery qualifies as something that can really focus you. Brooke Miller has been through brain surgery not once but twice, enough for just about anyone to rethink their...
Oct 18, 2012 1:50 PM ET
Sustainability and the Healing Power of Helping Others
Sustainability means different things to different people.  To some it’s all about protecting for the long term the many ecosystems and organisms threatened around the world by humanity.  It’s a big vision, and one I believe in, leading me to write a book or two about the topic.  An even broader view is that sustainability is also about helping the people we share our planet with, working for...
Oct 17, 2012 2:10 PM ET