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I love the meaning of the word “hearten,” to give confidence, courage, and hope to others. As an educator, speaker, and author, my mission is to create heartening experiences of conversation, storytelling and reflection.

 Heartening Resources is devoted to restoring our spark of good will, empathy, and resourcefulness.
I enjoy nurturing fellow nurturers—teachers, healers, social services and healthcare providers who share a great passion for encouraging others. When we need encouragement for ourselves, and are running on empty, we could use a strong dose of heartening news, well-researched updates, practical wisdom, and good, old-fashioned cheering.
The Art of Comforting: What to Say and Do for People in Distress
Understanding Grief 
Building New Support Networks in Our New Normal
Renewing Our Compassion: Heartening News for Helping Professionals
Keeping on an Even Keel: Managing Tension on the Job