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Hope Trust Blog

Feel free to browse our posts about various issues surrounding the current state of trust planning and management. Here, you will find in depth analysis of high profile topics from the team that leads HopeTrust, as well as summaries of recent developments in the field.

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Protecting the Herd

It’s called “herd immunity,” or “community immunity,” and has been making headlines and into everyday conversation among everyday people. As a society we had become so reliant upon it that unless you were among the vulnerable you didn’t think much about it. For most people it meant no more worrying about measles or polio. For […]


by Jessica Fisher • May 22, 2020
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The Struggle is Real. So is the Stigma.

“Suck it up.” “Get a grip.” “Snap out of it.” Anyone who suffers from a mental illness has likely heard these words at some point in their struggle. But what’s offered as well-meaning advice often contributes to the self-doubt and feelings of shame that can come as a result of living with these conditions. If […]


by Jessica Fisher • May 15, 2020
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Celebrating Nurses

Approaching each day with dedication, commitment, and compassion are some of the hardest working and trusted among us. Never before have we collectively been reminded of their selflessness and devotion. If there’s ever been a time to recognize and celebrate nurses, this is the year.  As it happens, 2020 is the 200th birthday of Florence […]


by Jessica Fisher • May 8, 2020
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May is Vasculitis Awareness Month!

Vasculitis? What is it and why should you care? Indeed vasculitis is a rare disorder, one you may have never heard of and one that you likely will never personally develop. But the disorder includes nearly twenty different rare autoimmune diseases and at some point, you or someone you know or love may be faced […]


by Jessica Fisher • May 4, 2020
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The Therapeutic Benefits of Journaling

Journaling. Does the word spark joy or dread? A practice that involves writing down your feelings and experiences on a regular basis. It’s inexpensive and easily accessible, only requiring a pad, a pencil and about 20 minutes of your time. But for many people this idea sounds painful. Writing for some is filled with apprehension […]


by Jessica Fisher • April 24, 2020