Health Story Collaborative

A growing body of research supports that telling personal narratives, especially after an adverse medical diagnosis, can have positive outcomes on physical and psychological health. Embracing and promoting the healing power of storytelling is the mission of Dr. Annie Brewster, an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Jonathan Adler, a clinical psychologist and professor at Olin College. They are Co-Directors of the Health Stories Collaborative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, honoring, and sharing stories of illness and healing. To learn more, go to

Elizabeth Jameson Fine Art

Elizabeth Jameson is a internationally acclaimed writer and an artist living with multiple sclerosis. Her inspiring art transforms black-and-white MRI images of her brain scans into creations of beauty and curiosity. To learn more about Elizabeth in my recent blog post, click here.

The Centering Corporation

The Centering Corporation provides educational resources for the bereaved including a quarterly magazine, Grief Digest, and an extensive list of book recommendations for parents, children, siblings, spouses and others who are grieving.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends provides support to bereaved families after the death of a child. Parents, siblings and grandparents can join over 600 support groups in the US, read articles about grief in the We Need Not Walk Alone magazine, discover books and private online groups, and more.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 16-18, 2018: From Grieving to Believing, the Soul in Transformation.

Nov. 16-18, 2018: Writing Down the Light, Retelling Your Life Story.

Nov. 30, 2018: SharingClinic: Stories for Health. Blum Center, Massachusetts General Hospital. 12- 1PM

Dec. 14-16, 2018: Grief, Loss, and Renewal: Savoring Life’s Lessons

Soon to be posted: Events and suggestions for how to cope with the holidays.

Past Events

Sept. 29, 2018: The Power of Story: A Day of Sharing Among Patients, Caregivers and Providers. To learn more, click here.

Oct. 12-14: Narrative Medicine: A Basic Weekend Workshop. To learn more, click here.

Nov. 7, 2018: Attending: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice,” a talk by Ronald Epstein, MD, author of Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity.


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