BUILDING EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE THROUGH ART

We ducked into a large tent, carrying a plastic bag full of art supplies and were greeted by the smiling faces of a dozen squirmy children. After good mornings were exchanged, I asked, "Who enjoys art? Drama? Games?" Hands shot up, "We do! We do! We do!" Building emotional resilience through art was the goal of the day, and we had fun […]

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FOR BRAVE MOTHERS LIKE AISHA

I first met Aisha a year and a half ago, when she was pregnant with her fourth child. I remember that day so vividly, it was my first time visiting a Syrian refugee camp in the Middle East, and as a midwife, my heart was drawn to the woman sitting in front of me. As I talked with her, so many questions […]

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THREE REASONS WE BELIEVE IN HOLISTIC CARE

Physical symptoms are often connected to deeper issues. The dictionary tells us that holistic medicine is “characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.” The brain has an incredible capacity to protect us during traumatic events, but as the situations continue and emotional health is left uncared […]

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SUPER HEROES

Superman, Batman, Spiderman... These super heroes are known all over the world. Why? Because they use their powers to serve others. We believe a super hero is someone who goes out of their way to help and love someone else. All it takes is a simple act of kindness.   We learned how we can all be super heroes by embracing character […]

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MEET MAHER

Meet our dear friend, Maher. He was born in Iraq and has fond memories of his childhood, especially playing soccer in the streets with his friends. His dream was to be a pro soccer player. As he sat in his classes at school, his mind would often wander to the field.    But eventually, when Maher was in middle school, tensions increased […]

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