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Oasis 2020: Hope and Possibility

Watch a Replay of the Livestream to explore and honor the loss and grief we’ve experienced amid the pandemic and to look ahead to brighter days. This is our gift to you, after the crushing and confusing losses so many of us have suffered this year.

Artists such as Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Kao Kalia Yang, Craig Minowa, and Susana De Palma will join us, along with other special guests. It’s a night of music, poetry, performances, and conversation.

As of the end of 2020, there were an estimated 109,000 American adults and children waiting to get a life saving organ transplant. By the end of this day though, 17 people will have died while waiting.

Stillwater, Minnesota native, Barb McKean knows what that’s like to wait. She needed a double lung transplant after a rare disease ruined her lungs.

She was one of the lucky ones. She experienced her miracle and tells host Cathy Wurzer the story plus how she and others can live in gratitude no matter the situation.

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How are you living through #Covid19 if you have a serious illness or are the caregiver of someone who is living with serious disease or even terminal illness? How is your life different and what are you discovering about yourself?

Please tell us your name and where you’re calling from.

5 Things to Celebrate in This Year of Pandemic

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“We as a collective have been so incredibly resilient through this time,” said Dr. Henry Emmons. As an integrative psychiatrist, noted author, and resilience expert, he knows what resilience looks like better than most anyone. At our recent virtual event, Oasis 2020: Hope and Possibility, Dr. Emmons shared five bright…

4 Helpful Tips to Navigate COVID-19 Grief and Loss

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The COVID-19 vaccine starting to make its rounds has brought some measure of hope to many Americans—but a lot of us are still navigating grief and loss after a most difficult year. Dr. Pauline Boss, professor emeritus of family social science at the University of Minnesota, coined the term “ambiguous…

Trashing 2020. The surprising reason I won’t.

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Every year, about this time, I look through my old calendar and dutifully fill in birthdays and other important dates in a new calendar. Yes, I still keep a paper calendar. It's my version of a journal, marking events that make up a life. My 2020 calendar reflected the arrival…

Held Up by Love: What Cancer Has Taught Me (Guest Post)

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We are grateful to be able to share a beautiful and thoughtful reflection from Rev. Cindy Gregorson, who serves as director of ministries for the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. In October 2018, she was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. She underwent surgery the following month to…

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