Stories of Moments that Take Our Breath Away

A storytelling collaboration between Val Walker and Robyn Houston-Bean, Founder,

 The Sun Will Rise Foundation. 

Welcome to The Healing Through Wonder Project.

Co-hosts Val Walker, author and rehabilitation consultant, and Robyn Houston-Bean,

founder of The Sun Will Rise Foundation, explore with guests their stories of healing

through powerful moments of awe and wonder. We delve into profound transformational

experiences and reflect on the influences of these awe-inspiring moments in

facing trauma, addiction, and grief.


Val Walker, MS

Val Walker, MS, Blogger for Psychology Today, Rehabilitation Consultant, Author, The Art of Comforting, and 400 Friends and No One to Call 



Robyn Houston-Bean is the founder of the grief-focused nonprofit,

The Sun Will Rise Foundation, and a peer grief support consultant for SADOD

(Support After a Death by Overdose)




Join Robyn and Val on a new YouTube channel, Healing Through Wonder,

as they co-host guests for their storytelling project about life-changing experiences

with awe and wonder.

Healing Through Wonder – YouTube  Watch

To learn more about the background and inspiration for the Healing Through Wonder Project,

read Val’s blog post for The Health Story Collaborative HERE. 

Or read how awe and wonder can help ease loneliness in Val’s Psychology Today blog post HERE.



Val also contributes to the Health Story Collaborative blog,

chiming in with their mission of “harnessing the healing power of stories.”

She joins with founder, Annie Brewster, MD, to explore how we can preserve the role of conversation and storytelling in a

healthcare setting.

Annie Brewster, MD, the Founder of the Health Story Collaborative

Annie Brewster is an Assistant Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing Internist

at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. She is the author of The Healing Power of Storytelling.

She is also a patient, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001.

Blogging for the Health Story Collaborative in collaboration with Dr. Brewster, Val talks with innovative

experts who weigh in on how to have meaningful conversations in the hurried culture

of our digital age. She profiles authors, clinicians, educators and community leaders to inspire our

confidence as communicators and advocates, reclaiming the power of person-to-person interaction in

healing ourselves and our communities. Read her interviews here.

Read more about The Health Story Collaborative here.