"Candour" meant something very different to Jane Austen than it does to us today. How does Jane Bennet teach us candor?
Did the waters of Bath really help the gout?
What is the gout, why did people go to Bath for it, and did the waters of Bath help?
Mrs. Churchill, Mary Musgrove, and other Austen characters are hypochondriacs. What did doctors believe about their malady and its treatment?
Was Austen's Mr. Woodhouse a hypochondriac, or an old man with valid concerns about everyone's health?
Jane Austen’s beloved poet, William Cowper, suffered from depression most of his life, but still, through diligent struggle, found moments of joy. How did he do it?
What joyful carols might Jane Austen have sung, in church or at home?
How can we find joy in the time between Christ's first and second comings?
Choosing Joy in Each Day: How can we rejoice always?
The stories of women of science and other fields who left lasting legacies to the world.