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Hope



Hope in its purest form is simply a desire to have a desire fulfilled, with a sense of anticipation that it may happen. The feeling of hope is exciting and allows us to dream, to see potential, and to think big. It sits in the middle territory between expectation and fantasy. Hope can guide us and feed our spirit when the world feels overwhelming—and it can be cultivated.

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How Do You Stay Hopeful? Mitch Albom Says It’s All About Perspective

Mitch Albom, the author of the best-selling ‘Tuesdays with Morrie,’ talks about what he’s learnt about being hopeful from people he’s met who faced great adversity: his former professor Morrie Schwartz, ALS patients, and families in Haiti devastated by the earthquake in 2010.

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Psychology of Hope: You Can Get There from Here

Why do some people lead positive, hope-filled lives, while others wallow in pessimism? In The Psychology of Hope, a professor of psychology reveals the specific character traits that produce highly hopeful individuals.

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Mission Impossible

Being hopeful is good for you—and psychologists’ research is pinpointing ways to foster the feeling.

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FindCenterPoetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into an idea, then into more tangible action.

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Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

A book as powerful and influential as Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, her Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of radicals at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind them—and the unimaginable changes soon to come.

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Yes, We Can Have Hope

Roshi Joan Halifax reflects on the idea of “wise hope” and why we should open ourselves to it.

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Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

Shortly before he died, Plenty Coups, the last great Chief of the Crow Nation, told his story―up to a certain point. “When the buffalo went away the hearts of my people fell to the ground,” he said, “and they could not lift them up again. After this nothing happened.

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FindCenterIf you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.

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How Hope Can Help You Heal

The positive physiological effects of hope are well-documented.

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Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life

Hope Rising is a clarion call to apply the science of hope in daily life and overcome the trauma, adversity, and struggles everyone must face. Hope is the most predictive indicator of well-being in a person’s life in all the research done on trauma, illness, and resiliency.

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