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A conversation on hope

Last Modified: 12/13/2019

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.

– Emily Dickinson

In the final installment of this three-part video series about the complicated feelings we experience during times of illness or loss, Dave Johnson, PhD, CNS- BC, LMFT, employee assistance specialist, and Jon Swanson, PhD, chaplain, Parkview Health, discuss how hope manifests for different people in different ways, and why it is so incredibly vital for the spirit.

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This is the third video in the series. For more, see what Dr. Johnson and Jon had to say about pain and grief as well as prayer and meditation.

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