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Tragedy

The Boston Marathon: One Buddhist's Response to the Unthinkable

Susan Piver | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

The danger of opting for the storyline over a more complex and present truth is this: When we make up stories, we create an alternate reality. Rather than looking at our situation straight in the eye, we look at it from behind a protective lens.

Connected by Catastrophe

Craig Ing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Why don't we go out of our way, disrupt our daily routines, and demonstrate compassion more frequently? What is it that makes it so difficult?

Lessons: Boston and the Human Spirit

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Binta Niambi Brown

I am a runner. I'm not likely to ever qualify for Boston, but as always, I will do what I can do... and when I run, will carry Boston in my heart.

The Alleged Killing of Reeva and the Cult of Celebrity Sports

Tony Mckenna | Posted 06.18.2013 | Media
Tony Mckenna

While the decision to allow Oscar Pistorius to go about business as usual is shocking and outrageous, it's also fascinating because it provides us with almost naturalistic footage of the way prestige and money eat into the justice system

Glad It Was a Bell and Not a Bomb

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

My call to you, please think about encouraging mindfulness or simple techniques of awareness in your town, in your schools, in your community.

Let Us Grieve First

Robert Slayton | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Slayton

So give us a brief time to cry, to grieve. Something really bad happened. Let us work through our emotions. Then after that, spit in the eye of fate and the madmen, be proud of our cities and our nationality, and gain revenge in normality.

Am I the Only One Who Isn't Comforted By Patton Oswalt's Essay?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I feel unsatisfied. I don't feel soothed. Perhaps the problem is that I don't want to be soothed? Perhaps the idea that I might feel better tomorrow or the next day frightens me because I suspect that being soothed may simply lay the groundwork for another "shocking" attack.

The Happiest Day of My Life: Tragedy and Triumph

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Good News
Jennifer Boykin

I want to say to those who suffer today is this: Please leave space for grace. Please leave a placeholder for hope, because, if you do, hope will find you again.

The War on the Innocents

T. Sher Singh | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
T. Sher Singh

There are no ifs and buts about it: the outrage in Boston this week is a crime against humanity.

Love Always Triumphs

Alyssa Silva | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

Due to the 9/11 attacks, endless shootings, and even bombings, we are beginning to live in a world full of worry and terror. It is unimaginable that a person could perform these acts of terror on another. Yet, through all of the violence we endure.

How to Send Healing Energy to Those Affected By Tragedy

Pamela Dussault | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Pamela Dussault

Some of us may feel helpless in the midst of these tragedies, especially if we are far away or can't physically help another. If you are one of these people and are wondering what it is you can do to help, praying and sending healing energy are viable options.

A Boston Doctor's Ode to Her Fair City

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

A hometown tragedy is at once a painfully personal and strangely depersonalizing experience. The images on television aren't just places, they're my places. That's my street with the barricades. That's my library in the background.

Talking With Children About Tragedy -- Again

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The important thing to know is that children take their coping cues from us, the trusted adults in their lives. This isn't to say that we should cover our pain. Not at all. Rather, we need to model healthy coping mechanisms for our children.

Responding To Boston With Holy Anger

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I can see it on the streets of New York, and online on the social networks -- we are angry and want a response to Boston. The question we face now as individuals and as a nation is what to do with our anger.

God Weeps Over Boston Through Us

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

I encourage you each to not spend these moments judging or attempting to discern who is guilty but rather to pray and to give. Pray asking for the abounding mercy and peace of God to be with the responders, medics, grief counselors and clergy.

Embargo of Hope

Mike May | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Mike May

I heard a tragic story on NPR a few weeks back. This has been a work inspired by it.

Climate Change: Oscar-worthy?

David_Goldstein | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
David_Goldstein

The message has been broadcast load and clear for some time now and yet, as in any tragedy plot arc worth its salt, we are not heeding. Are there, perhaps, entities watching from afar, entreating, " Wait! Stop! What are you doing?!"

Watching Anime, Thinking of the Tsunami That Devastated Japan

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.06.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

In Japan's most popular cultural genres known as manga (comic books) and anime (animation films and series), there's a recurrent theme in which the co...

Spoiler Alert!

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

The tragic season finale of “Downton Abbey” shocked many viewers, but on Tuesday night's "Conan," O’Brien took things to the next level by shar...

My Family Is My New Bucket List

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Fred Lundgren

Since Christmas, I have tried to slow down my pace. I am trying to take things more in stride, but doing so can be a very difficult job for a driven entrepreneur.

Stop Blaming Parents

Lyz Lenz | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

Parents are the easiest to blame. So are movies. So are guns. But in the end, those aren't the disease; they are just the symptoms of a sickness we all suffer from.

Tragedy, Collective Soul Loss, and the Healing Story

Kelley Harrell | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Take time to reflect on your healing story. Write it down, if it helps, or draw it, paint it. Express all of the feelings wrapped into your experience of the healing process, and know that in doing so, we all heal. We all move closer to wellness.

Make This the Best Holiday Ever

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

When you think about how you will spend these final days before 2013, what do you want to experience? And if something is not as you hoped, how will you feel? What would it take for you to feel hopeful and energetic in spite of adverse events?

Coping With Tragedy At Christmas

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

What carries Christians through times like these is their faith in the God revealed to them though the life and teachings Jesus.

Compassion Born From Tragedy

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

When situations or people challenge us, we need to identify that we're angry, confused, or frustrated. If we acknowledge that we're likely to make poor decisions in these states, it's easier to find the motivation to let these emotions go.