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ivoh | October 14, 2015

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Jane McGonigal explains how gaming can make us the hero of our own story

September 24, 2015 |

Jane McGonigal giving her 2012 TED talk, which drew widespread attention to her game “SuperBetter.” (Screengrab)



After experiencing a concussion that left her feeling anxious and depressed, Jane McGonigal sought healing through gaming. As part of her recovery process, … Read More

‘Tsunami’ docudrama shines spotlight on resilience in a disaster’s aftermath

September 23, 2015 |

An estimated 1,612 people were killed in Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, and 201 remain missing. (Stock image)



After the tsunami and earthquake struck Japan in 2011, Nilo Cruz and Michiko Kitayama Skinner couldn’t stop thinking about the magnitude of the disaster and … Read More

Highlights from Photoville 2015, an event that showcases photography for good

September 22, 2015 |

Photoville 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Taken by Genevieve Belmaker) 



By Genevieve Belmaker

Genevieve is a freelance journalist based in New York City and Jerusalem and an Images & Voices of Hope freelancer. She can be … Read More

ivoh’s Restorative Narrative work featured in new book, ‘The Upside of Stress’

September 18, 2015 |

Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, teaching at Stanford’s School of Medicine. In her new book, “The Upside of Stress,” McGonigal highlights new research suggesting that stress can make us stronger, happier, and smarter.


Looking for a … Read More