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Posttraumatic Growth

Phoenix Rising From Fire

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.25.2016 | Books
Michaela Haas

Thirty years ago, nine-year-old John O'Leary was rushed to the emergency room. As he lay in a hospital bed, he frantically wondered if he was about to die. He had suffered burns covering 100 percent of his body and was given less than one percent chance of survival.

Surviving Valentine's Day, a Practical Guide to Healing from Heartbreak

Michaela Haas | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Michaela Haas

Yeah, I know: The ads for candlelight dinners, the roses on coworkers' desks, the pulsating hearts in every shop window - Valentine`s Day is hard to s...

An Interview With the Unabomber's Brother

Michaela Haas | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Michaela Haas

"After Ted was arrested and we were haunted by the media, I got quite depressed and I went through this 'poor-me' phase, because the government had betrayed us. They had assured us nobody would ever know that it was us who identified my brother as the Unabomber."

The Ghetto Swinger: The Incredible Story of Jazz Star Coco Schumann Who Played in Auschwitz For His Life

Michaela Haas | Posted 01.12.2016 | Arts
Michaela Haas

"We feigned a normal life. We tried to forget that there was an impenetrable fence all around."

What Cheryl Strayed Would Do If She Were President of the US (Hint: It Involves Pajamas, the F-word, and Guns)

Michaela Haas | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books
Michaela Haas

An interview with the bestselling author of Wild about her new book Brave Enough, post-traumatic growth and running for president.

What to Do After a Mass Shooting

Michaela Haas | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Michaela Haas

The question how we can find healing and hope after witnessing senseless violence and experiencing loss, is all the more pertinent. I spoke with Ken Druck who has worked on the front lines with families in the aftermath of 9-11, Columbine, and Sandy Hook.

The Alchemy of Post-Traumatic Growth

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Gary Trosclair

What might we learn if we looked for the common denominators of change mapped out by modern psychological research and ancient rituals? What if clinic...

How to Make This the Best Thanksgiving Ever -- With One Key Ingredient From Maya Angelou

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michaela Haas

The single best practice to lift our spirit is to keep a gratitude journal. Counting our blessings is one of the simplest and most powerful means to throw an anchor in the midst of chaos. Especially when we are walking in the dark, we need to count every star.

Our Duty on Veterans Day: Resiliency Is a Team Effort

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Michaela Haas

This is significant on Veterans Day and on every day: to help our soldiers and our fellow survivors to bounce forward. In fact, this is our duty after they've done theirs.

'A Revolutionary Step Forward': Talking About the Chaos of Mental Illness

Michaela Haas | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Michaela Haas

An Interview with Sheila Hamilton, author of the moving new memoir All the Things We Never Knew (Seal Press, October 2015) Even as an award-winning r...

How to Live With Chronic Illness and Turn Straw Into Gold

Michaela Haas | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Michaela Haas

A deeply personal interview with author Toni Bernhard, author of the award-winning How to Be Sick, How to Wake Up, and, most recently, How to Live Wel...

On 9/11 Anniversary, a Call to Sustain Hope

Ken Brack | Posted 09.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Brack

Cindy McGinty, a 9/11 widow who refused to curl up in a ball when she was suddenly forced to raise two young boys alone, issues a call to action as we...

How to Bounce Forward After Trauma

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Michaela Haas

Most people have heard of posttraumatic stress. Yet, beyond the medical community, few are aware of the evidence of posttraumatic growth.

Why Some People Really Do Grow Stronger In The Face Of Tragedy

Posted 07.15.2015 | OWN

By Ginny Graves At 16, my nephew, Kent—an engaging, energetic Indiana kid—was taken by a wildfire-fast leukemia. The cancer spread with such fe...

Heading Into Darkness to Reclaim the Light

Ken Brack | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Brack

For many people, this last stretch into the holidays is the pits. Those of us who grieve, battle depression, or for anyone whose life seems to be sei...

Posttraumatic Growth

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Reminding kids of their innate resilience and strength is one of the most valuable lessons a parent can teach. Nonetheless, to be effective, parents must learn to access their own inner strength.

How Kindness Triumphs Over Grief

Monika Mitchell | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Monika Mitchell

One of the holiest holiday season's of the year is upon us and consumers are out waging their war on Christmas. We are told to shop, shop, shop and ke...

Happy Rebirth Day: What's Next for the 33 Chilean Miners?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

Within hours in Chile, 33 miners trapped 2,000 feet underground will experience a rebirthday as they are raised to the surface. How will Los 33 fare above ground? What challenges lie ahead? Will their lives ever be the same again?