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Tragedy

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 g...

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 e...

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.

Grief Shaming: Because There Is No Sport in Compassion

Nathaniel Mueller | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nathaniel Mueller

Grief and tragedy were never meant to be digested like professional sports. We don't have tragedy brackets on ESPN where Bombing in Paris was beat o...

Workable Hope in the Wake of Paris

Noelle Kirchner, M.Div. | Posted 11.14.2015 | Parents
Noelle Kirchner, M.Div.

Looking for the helpers when we're experiencing tragedy is healing; raising children to be those helpers is our necessary task. Instead of waiting for a miracle, we can join hands with one another to act now and simultaneously plant seeds for a better tomorrow in the next generation.

The Question for Humanity

Monique Minahan | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Monique Minahan

Can we love bigger? Can we at least try?

Helping Children Cope With Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need adults to help them process and cope within the violent and uncertain world we have created for them. They also need to see adults working with and for them to create a better, safer nation and world for tomorrow

The Refugee Tragedy in Burçin's Paintings

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

"I like to watch movies. Normally I look at them in the night and I draw my inspiration from the moving pictures. Indeed, I like fantasy and science...

Fawnbook: The Mourning Rituals of Social Media Become Dark Comedy on the NYC Stage

Joanne Rendell | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts
Joanne Rendell

The way that Facebook and other social media platforms have spawned these digital mourning rituals seems the fodder for contemporary essays or even fiction. But it might not seem the most obvious subject for theater, a form known for its live, immediate, and generally non-digitized format.

10 Things That Tell You Life Is Beautiful

Helen Edwards | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Helen Edwards

Reminding yourself that life is beautiful helps to improve the quality of your life and those you come into contact every day. It also helps you to take a stand and go into battle for the things you believe in and make changes in our world.

Communities Unite in the Aftermath of Devastating California Wildfires

Alexis Coram | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Alexis Coram

When we arrived in the small town of Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County on September 26, 2015 with a truck full of donations for those impacted by the...

Tragedy and Loss: When an Anniversary Isn't for Celebrating and the Power of Acceptance

Lauren Rabin | Posted 09.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lauren Rabin

When most of us think about anniversaries, we think of celebratory ones - getting married, starting a relationship, graduating from school and even bi...

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...