Chris Wilson on Growing Through a Life Sentence

Grow Through It: Legal Issues/Incarceration

Chris Wilson, author of The Master Plan, used hard work and a master plan to turn his life sentence in prison to a second chance at life. He grew through it with the help of a strong support system, by taking responsibility for his mistakes, and by never losing hope.

Dani Shapiro on Growing Through a Family Secret

Grow Through It: Family Secrets

Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, describes the personal crisis created after learning a family secret at the age of 54, and growing through it with the help of her ‘spiritual army’ and in community with others.

Devon Carrow on Growing Through Alopecia


Grow Through It: Health Issues & Illness

Devon Carrow, creator of The Love Spreader, on growing through Alopecia with daily patience, by trying different things to deal with hair loss, and by connecting with others online.

Leslie Jamison on Growing Through Alcoholism


Grow Through It: Substance Abuse, Opioid Crisis

Leslie Jamison, author of “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath,” on the process of getting sober by joining a fellowship-based recovery program. She describes recovery as an ongoing process with lessons applicable to other areas of life.

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