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Catharsis

How I Released Control and Discovered True Love

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News
Cathy Cassani Adams

I live life with fewer answers and a lot more questions. I no longer believe that I know what is best for others.

Theatre Review: Ben Rimalower's Bad With Money

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

How was it that my best friend's parents could afford a new car and an annual trip to Disney World when we had a ten-year-old Ford Taurus and vacationed at a campsite where the most exciting feature was a public pool?

Dining in the Dark: A Spiritual Catharsis for your Palate

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Taste
Halle Eavelyn

Along with a hundred other guests, I am enjoying my meal blindfolded.

Cats Raging to "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne Is the Only Catharsis You'll Need Today

Leslie Goshko | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Let's face it, sometimes, you feel like this: All blissed-out in your happy baby pose. But more often than not, you probably feel like this: And ...

The Bald Truth

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

This week, the Torah reading is anything but afraid to face the ugly truth.

Football and Ancient Greek Tragedy

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

In many ways, football functions similarly to ancient Greek tragedy. Such a claim may sound fanciful at first, but upon closer reflection, it helps ex...

Catharsis: My Poem

Avital Zeisler | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Avital Zeisler

The concept of catharsis was introduced by Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) in his Poetics, as a means to offer an outlet for powerful feelings through the re...

Murder, She Read: Why Bad Deeds Make Good Fictions

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 09.08.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Why is it generally considered not only acceptable but even pleasurable to read about adultery and murder when society doesn't tolerate them in real life?

Journaling as a Coping Device

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Even if you don't write, give journaling a try. Sit down and write whatever comes. There are no rules or boundaries. You don't have to approach journaling with any specific intention other than to offer yourself the outlet.

12 Sporty Uses For Your Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress

Kevin Cotter | Posted 01.06.2012 | Books
Kevin Cotter

Alone time is strange after many years of busy family life with kids. Little did I know, when my ex-wife left her wedding dress behind, that it would work its way into my new exercise routine.

Our Scars: Life's Badges Of Honor

Lea Lane | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Lea Lane

Like our age (and weight and income), we may try to hide our scars. But like badges of honor, they show that we have lived and that we have endured and survived pain and difficulty.

Putting It Out There: The Pleasures and Perils of Memoir

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

Writing this story began as an exercise in catharsis. The work of a writer trying to understand what had happened. A snippet of memoir that began in a writing workshop and evolved into a saleable essay.

Tips From Real, Live, Breathing, Non-Professional People on Dealing With Stress

Liz Spikol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Spikol

Those of us who suffer from mental illness often seek advice on how to make it through each day. No matter how fabulous your meds are, it's still going to be rocky now and then.

"Feel-Good" Movies

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

When economic times get tough, movies inevitably take a turn to the "feel good" variety. You go in feeling bad; you come out feeling better. At least, that's the theory.