Category Archives: Lifelong Learning

Cards that offer better words for serious illness

Their cancer-survivor maker knows the pain of kind but hurtful sentiments

By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue


If you have ever had cancer or another serious illness, you can probably make a long list of unhelpful things that friends, family and well-meaning acquaintances have said to you.

“Everything happens for a reason.”

“I read about this miraculous READ MORE

The unexpected benefits of volunteering in nature

VolunteerNatureWhen ‘citizen scientists’ help gather data, they don’t get paid, but the rewards are priceless

By Akiko Busch for Next Avenue

There’s something innately restorative to the human spirit about watching the flow of water in a stream, and this is especially true in spring. The frozen landscapes and frigid temperatures of the winter READ MORE