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Don't Shoot the Messenger: 5 New Thoughts on Gun Violence

Tammy Letherer | Posted 10.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

I come from a family of gun enthusiasts. My younger brother is a firearms instructor in Iraq. My older brother, who lives in Atlanta, keeps a handgun ...

How Our Sense Of Touch Affects Everything We Do

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science

We typically think of touch as a pleasant, but not particularly important part of life. But touch, which is the interface between our bodies and the o...

Healing Touches: The Hug Theory

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

When I think about all of the medications I've taken and therapies I've undergone to try and abate the PTSD symptoms and ancillary illnesses, I am amazed at how the touch of a loved one seems to do more to help ease the emotional and physical pain than any other remedy.

My 3 Biggest Regrets As an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I struggled alone to find my way as a caregiver, to find solutions to what seemed like an endless parade of difficult issues.

How An Extra Touch Can Improve Your Health

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

Who says you have to keep your hands to yourself? When Diana Spechler steps out of her comfort zone, she discovers that a little extra physical contac...

Finally Figuring Out What Helps Troops With Posttraumatic Stress

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

The tools that work so well are neither complicated nor expensive. They're interventions that ping on the primitive structures in the brain, where posttraumatic stress sits and wreaks its havoc. These are tools like guided imagery, relaxation, meditation, hypnosis, breath work...