How to Help Someone Who's Sad

Season 5 Episode 522
Aired on 11/09/2014 | CC tv-pg
The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Learning to Walk in the Dark, believes we can transform ourselves by facing the challenging times and situations in our lives head-on. That includes moments of profound sadness.

Sadness, Barbara says, is not something to run from. "The best thing to do when sadness has your arms twisted behind your back is to sit down with the saddest child you know and say, 'Tell me about it. I have all day,'" she writes. Find out why she says giving people permission to feel what they're feeling can be so powerful.

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