In Your Own Hands

New Hope for People with Chronic Medical Conditions — Mindfulness-Based Practices for Mastery and Wellbeing

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by Brenda Bell
In junior high school, I'd gotten my hands on one of my father's old English books and read a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Great Stone Face". The story is based on the natural mountain/rock formation in New Hampshire of the same name (you can see an image of it on New Hampshire state quarters). In the story, there was a legend that the person whose face looked like The Great Stone Face would be "the...