Category: Blog

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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Our Dear Friend, Bob Haigh

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou Five months later, we forget the exact words in his response, but we will never forget how his response made us feel that evening. In the spirit of…
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Where is the love?

This post was originally shared by Hillary Marotta, our Grant Writer, on her blog, Music, Minutiae, and Mental Health Over the past year, I’ve done some soul searching and self-discovery. For much of this I owe my thanks to my amazing life coach, Lisa Wade Berry. She helped me uncover some things about myself that…
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Just Wanting To Be Heard

Before we get started, let’s play a quick game of compare and contrast: Think about the life you thought you were going to have -the one you envisioned when you were a kid, a college student, a newlywed, or a first-time parent. Now think about the life you do have. Chances are good that the…
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Never “Just Listening”

The roses were just starting to bloom. She bent down several times to take in their scent, commenting on each one that was particularly fragrant. Row after row she observed, excitedly, their diverse colors and particular beauty. At every turn she glowed with their magnificence and splendor. Before that day, when we got together to…
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What is Most Private is Most Communal

  Tom   A cool breeze puffs its way across my face.   The widow in our bedroom, an all but glorified piece of plastic wrap, makes me one with creation, whether I wish to be in this way or not. Like the two night owls on the mountainside at the end of our block, I’m…
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