Inspiration and Education about the Art of Comforting
Even on hectic days, by pausing for a few minutes to listen, we can be a comforting presence for someone in distress.
With her book, The Art of Comforting, along with her articles, blogs, and presentations, Val shares her passion for profiling highly comforting people who can teach and inspire us.
A Q&A with Heather Dunbar, on a delicate topic: What to Do When People Resist Our Comfort.
Heather Dunbar, LCSW, is a clinician and consultant in Yarmouth, Maine.
The Art of Comforting during Financial Hardship
Jane Honeck, C.P.A., Author, Speaker, and Personal Finance Specialist
Jane weighs in on our not-so comforting beliefs about money, and suggests ways to adapt to our new normals without self-blame and shame.
True Blue: The Ones We Count On
Lisa Athan, M.A., Grief Educator, and Executive Director of Grief Speaks, based in New Jersey
Lisa shares her practical wisdom about the importance of being reliable and sincere when we offer to help others. In uncertain times we need our trustworthiness with each other more than ever.
Braving New Normals with Hands-on Comforting
Amy Handy, Artist, Writer, Editor, and Owner of Clay Play, Yarmouth, Maine (with daughter, Veronica, on right)
Amy shares her insights and suggestions about resourceful ways families are creating their own normals despite demanding new normals in their lives.
Les Schaffer, Cofounder and Director, Tell Tale Hearts Storytellers Theater, and Former Family Counselor, Richmond, Virginia
Les reflects on the importance of comforting our loved ones when facing economic hardship. His son, aged 48, recently suffered a drastic cut at his job after a downsizing at his architecture company, and lost his home.