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How do you fix a word that’s bro­ken? A word we need when we bump into some­one on the street, or break someone’s heart. In our increas­ing­ly dis­con­nect­ed sec­u­lar world, sor­ry” has been stretched and twist­ed, and in some cas­es weaponized. But it’s also one of the only ways we have to piece togeth­er a sense of shared val­ues and beliefs. Through today’s sea of sor­ry-not-sor­ries, emp­ty apolo­gies, and just straight up non-apolo­gies, we won­der what it looks like to make amends.

The pro­gram at Stan­ford that Leilani went through (and now works for) was a joint cre­ation between Stan­ford and Lee Taft. Find out more here: www​.stan​ford​chil​drens​.org/​e​n​/​p​a​t​i​e​n​t​-​f​a​m​i​l​y​-​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​/​pearl