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Public Speeches, Private Conversations and the Source of Trust, Health and Happiness

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By Tom Rosshirt A speechwriter learns that public speeches and private conversations are made great by the same ingredients, which can improve emotional and physical health as well. In the summer of 2008 I met in Washington, DC with two respected colleagues to study two dozen speeches and answer the question: “What makes a speech great?” After two days, we…

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The Things We Carry: A Portrait of Narrative Medicine

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by Annie Robinson, M.S. Narrative Medicine They carried steaming cups of deli coffee, worn shoulder bags stuffed with papers and snacks and sweaters, bright yellow Metrocards, and buzzing cell phones. They carried worry lines on their foreheads. They carried stress and fatigue from work. They carried regret about how little time they were able to spend with their families this week….

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