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Tragedy

How to Survive a Crisis: 5 Steps to Shift Your Mindset

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Here is a five-step strategy for a "mindset makeover" to help you look at life's challenges with the serenity, courage and wisdom you need to survive:

Not Everything Happens for a Reason

Christine Suhan | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Christine Suhan

Not everything happens for a reason. But in everything that happens, there can be a reason to bring hope and healing to others. God can use our pain for a greater good if we choose to let Him in.

How Personal Hardship Made Me Fearless

Katie Mitchell | Posted 03.30.2016 | Divorce
Katie Mitchell

When you face that disappointment in its real state without running or hiding, you see it for what it is, and somehow you still survive it. The warriors are left standing, and we are fearless.

The Music Festival Community Loses Nicholas 'Pumpkin' Alvarado in Tragic Accident

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

It is with great despair that the music festival community is forced to say goodbye to one of its icons, Nicholas Alvarado, a Los Angeles-based DJ and producer who is more famously known as Pumpkin.

Tragedy Brings Us Together

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Ariel Gros-Werter

The heightened sense of community following this tragedy is far-reaching. It not only spans the Owen community and Taylor's personal and professional networks, but much of the country. This has circulated through media and social media channels because it touches all of us.

Does Tragedy Make Us Better?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

As humans, we always want more than what we have, and so we will suffer. We will always want to change our circumstances for the better. And as we reach beyond our grasp, we will fall. We will have pain. God doesn't have to make that happen. It simply does.

When Fire Takes Your Home

Christine Stoddard | Posted 03.01.2016 | HuffPost Home
Christine Stoddard

This piece was originally published by Thought Catalog at www.thoughtcatalog.com. Your home was once a place of love. Now it is a place of ashes. A...

The Othering of Tragedy

Ciarra | Posted 02.23.2016 | Religion
Ciarra

When we "other" tragedy, we claim that tragedy has no place in our daily lives, so when tragedy predictably appears along our journey, we become misaligned with ourselves.

How a Local Tragedy Inspired One Woman's Mission

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

December 12, 1988 started off as an average Monday morning for Allison. She woke up, got dressed and went to school, but when she arrived, it was quiet and she spotted students in homeroom crying.

This Video Asks What You Would Do If Money Were No Object?

Outspeak | Posted 02.12.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

"What would you like to do if money were no object?" A potent question British philosopher Alan Watts asks us to consider in his lecture on human life, "Do You Do It, or Does It Do You?"

Forget VR--Red Bull's Production of The Changeling Will Take You Places

John Branch | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
John Branch

Sara Topham as Beatrice-Joanna and Christian Coulson as her paramour of the moment in The Changeling (photo by Carol Rosegg) If ordinary superhero fa...

The Force Awakens is Breaking Box Office Records, but It's The Empire Strikes Back That Will Forever Resonate Most With Audiences

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Samuel C. Spitale

The Empire Strikes Back often eclipses the original Star Wars in popularity and sanctity. It remains the favorite of its leading stars, its legions of fans, and even most film critics.

Blind Contours: Learning How to Make Meaning in Tragedy

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Tragedy blinds us. In an Oedipus-to-Jocasta move, grief stabs out our senses, particularly our ability to see clearly. Slipping past initial shockwave...

Love Lives: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

To truly live is to harness the power of self-realization, to figure out who you really are and why you are here. When you develop clarity on your gif...

How To Discuss Traumatic World Events With Your Kids

Quora | Posted 12.09.2015 | Parents
Quora

Traumatic world events are difficult to contextualize for children this young. It's not on the same scale as an event that touches them personally, but makes no impact on any larger scale (say, a pet dying or a parent or sibling being injured). Their knowledge and lasting impact depends entirely on their parents, who are their emotional models.

How I Maintain Faith During Tragedy

Sajdah Nubee | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Sajdah Nubee

I have to remember amidst the horrifying stories of senseless attacks and retaliation that this is a test. My faith is being tested. We are all being tested.

What to Do With Our Broken Hearts

Pamela Hale | Posted 12.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pamela Hale

I am crying out inside, my heart breaking. How about you? For every human there must be a breaking point where enough violence and hurt is really eno...

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.

I Can't Be Upset, Today

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 12.03.2015 | Women
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

My pragmatic side will keep pushing my emotions down into the basement of my heart. It's a crowded space filled with everything horrible I have experienced personally or shared with the world. But, I'll make room. Because, I can't feel sad. Not today.

Rokhshana's Scream

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

My heart was pounding while watching the video of Rokhshana: A young woman who was stoned to death in Firozkoh, a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanist...

How to Take a Hit Like a Drum

Kat Fulton | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Fulton

The most passionate people take hits the hardest... -- Barbara Corcoran If you're in the world of music or health care, then most likely you are extr...

Terrorism and the Family -- A Thanksgiving Day Reflection

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Home
Marlo Thomas

We work so hard every day to build and sustain a tribe around us -- of relatives, of friends, of colleagues -- that we can't help but feel that unity threatened when a tragedy like Paris occurs.

Being in Paris During the Attacks Won't Stop Me From Travelling

College Tourist | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Never once in my life did I think I would hear an actual explosion, nor did I expect to be in walking distance of a terrorist attack. No one ever plans for these things, nor are you ever really prepared. My experience in Paris reshaped the way I look at studying abroad. In no way will it stop me from traveling, but it will make go about it in a different way.

Why I'm Not Ready To Talk To My Daughter About Tragedies

Mommy Nearest | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Right now, I'm going to let my tears fall in the shower, instead of in front of my child. I'm going to turn off the television, close the Facebook tab, toss the paper in the recycling under bottles and cans. I'm going to let my daughter play and laugh, and not know all of the terrible things that I have to know.

3 Tips for Talking About Tragic Events With Kids

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

It is important in times like this to remember that individuals respond to grief and difficult circumstances in a variety of ways.