Posts by Irene Allison

Irene Allison is a writer who thrives on stories of courage, healing, and love. From adventures in the wilderness with her mountain man (an upcoming memoir), to advocacy for the sick and vulnerable in Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine, Irene believes in the healing power of heart and compassion. Come visit Irene at: http://www.ireneallison.com

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Two Kind Words That Can Change or Save a Life

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia

My fiancé and I escaped to the northern wilderness. We wanted to build our home and our life off grid, off the beaten path, far from civilization.

It didn’t matter that I was a city girl who couldn’t handle a chainsaw, fix a pickup, or read the warnings of wind and sky. My fiancé was a mountain man, skilled in survival. …