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Be an everyday radical

Our word ‘radical’ shared its origins with the word ‘radish’; both are concerned with roots and are often bitter. —James Dorsey Not many people would consider themselves radicals. Some would never want that label. While some radicals—Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., or even Jesus—receive high praise for their countercultural…
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Standing Guard

A police officer stood duty by the cathedral’s front door. In all the times we’d gone inside, we’d never seen a guard before. But Wednesday’s noontime service was no ordinary service. The explosive grand jury report that had been made public the day before made it no ordinary day. Since our office is next to…
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The Old Man and The Sea

This blog post is a free chapter from our latest book, Someone To Tell It To: Moved With Compassion. If you’d like to read more stories like this one, you can purchase the entire book here. “Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us f
rom being able to fly… and if left…
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What listening can do for your business

Post by Abby Turner, Chief Listening Officer I cowered in the corner of the modern looking office of the head of the college music department. There were two walls of windows separating us from the hallway. Any other students or professors walking by could easily see that I was sobbing. “It’s your lucky day, Abby.…
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Sterling Riethman to be recognized at the ESPYs

Tonight, Someone To Tell It To’s sixth annual gathering keynote speaker Sterling Riethman will be presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on the ESPYs, airing at 8:00pm on ABC. The award will be given to six female athletes and their attorney for speaking out about the abuse they endured from Dr. Larry Nassar of Michigan…
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The Sunny Story of Jessica Drew

After having twin girls, Lindsay and Kayla, Karen was convinced the new baby she was carrying was a boy. Everyone was convinced it was a boy… except Lindsay. So Karen told Lindsay she could name the baby if, somehow, it was a girl after all. Karen remembers, “As we were going into the hospital for…
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Ebenezers

Six portraits hung on the wall. Each one represented momentous occasions in the life of the organization. Hamilton Health started with a simple vision that every member of our community, regardless of their ability to pay or their insurance status, receive holistic, quality health care, has now become an indispensable staple of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The…
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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

As we sat in the darkened theater, watching the film, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, we were enveloped in a sacred experience, an embrace of love and compassion reminding us of the way the world is meant to be. Safe. Caring. Kind. During his iconic more than three-decade TV career, Fred Rogers embodied and provided…
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And Our 2018 Annual Gathering Speaker Is…

Someone To Tell It To is excited to announce Sterling Riethman has agreed to serve as our keynote speaker for our 6th Annual Gathering. Sterling was introduced to Someone To Tell It To by Rachael Denhollander, who was the first to identify herself as one of the many victims of Larry Nassar, the former USA…
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The Presence of Listening

A guest post by Victoria Houser, PhD student at Clemson University. Like most people, I tend to think of myself as a rather well-rounded listener—supportive, engaging, silent when necessary. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve met anyone who openly acknowledges that they are terrible at listening. We recognize listening as a powerful trait, one that…
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