Kindness is only a handwritten letter or card away: 12 Days of More Love Letters

Kindness is only a handwritten letter or card away: 12 Days of More Love Letters

Jared Talavera

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Kindness is only a handwritten letter or card away. Photo credit: Annie Spratt

The year is 2013 and Evie, a 19 year old girl from the UK, was beginning her first year of university. However, she was conflicted as to whether she should continue with her studies.

Her dad had passed away and her mother suffered a stroke. She was considering if she should leave her studies to care for her mother and siblings.

Her best friend saw how stressed Evie had become. She had heard about an organisation from the US that uses the power of letter writing to uplift other people.

The best friend decided to send a letter request through The World Needs More Love Letters.

Several weeks later Evie received the letter bundle. She called up her best friend in the middle of the night.

She was in tears as she thanked her best friend over the phone. Continue reading “Kindness is only a handwritten letter or card away: 12 Days of More Love Letters”

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“Your first breath took ours away”: The science behind the lifetime promotion of motherhood

“Your first breath took ours away”: The science behind the lifetime promotion of motherhood

Jared Talavera

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Photo credit: Dakota Corbin

A woman becoming a mother is a powerful force. According to science, parenthood is one of the most challenging normative developmental life stages.

Even in developed countries, such as Australia, motherhood can be challenging. I remember meeting a poverty-stricken young mother. She was a single mother with little financial resources and her first baby was due in a few months. Continue reading ““Your first breath took ours away”: The science behind the lifetime promotion of motherhood”