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Tragedy

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.

Mourning and Reflection in Newtown and the Arab World

Ahmed Charai | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Ahmed Charai

While we have much to learn about civil society from the United States, we know that we should preserve aspects of our traditions that serve us well -- and feel that some Americans can learn from us in appraising their own communal roots.

Being Determined to Find Joy in the Everyday Affects Not Only Ourselves, But Our World

Gregg McBride | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Finding joy within ourselves (and being determined to do so no matter what's going on around us or what's happening in the world) really can help to make the world a better place.

5 Simple Steps To Cultivate Healing During Times Of Tragedy

David Magone | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

In a situation like this, it can be so hard to know what to do. Lacking other practical options, and having no way to protect those who have already been harmed, it can be easy to be overtaken by intense anger and other destructive emotional states.

Music Is the Best Medicine

Felice Shapiro | Posted 02.18.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Music can actually make a sad mood feel lighter, so it's no surprise we turn it on and turn it up when disaster strikes.

You Are Not Helpless: How to Bring Light to the World

Holly Sidell | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

How do you light up the world? How do you bring light to another person's life? Each of us has the power to make the world a little bit brighter. Each of us can choose to shine our own light, transforming the darkness one flicker at a time.

What Happens After we Dry Our Tears?

Jenn Horton | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

It's in the weeks that follow tragedy that the majority of us look up from our hustle and bustle, look at strangers' faces and feel the bond of humanity. But come January, we're entrenched in our to-do lists, back in our bubbles, our connection gone. Apathy becomes our greatest contagion.

Action in the Aftermath of a Tragedy

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Though nothing will ever be enough to alter the horror of December 14th, perhaps we could honor the short lives of the children and teachers of Sandy Hook by making a significant change in the gun laws, and perhaps our way of thinking about guns.

Dr. Lydia Soifer: On the Right Words After Tragedy

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
92nd Street Y

Language specialist Dr. Lydia Soifer spoke with us about the right words after tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting. Soifer uses the example...

Coping With the Sandy Hook Tragedy

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

This shocking event has captured the attention of most of the world, and there is some small solace in knowing that millions of hearts are sharing in concern and compassion for the victims and their families.

Helping Children Navigate the Holidays After Tragedy

Laura Munts | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Munts

Traditions are the thread that unite and comfort us, transcending time and generations. While they help us maintain a connection to those who have died or the past that we've lost, they focus on the living and the love that carries us forward.

Let's Go Play: Helping Kids After Sandy Hook

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Every day, Save the Children responds to children and families in need here in the United States and around the world, but we often get the most attention for our work in far-flung communities. I never expected to be deploying to a crisis in my own backyard.

After Newtown, Teachers Are the New Heroes

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education
Andrew Lam

Indeed, if TIME magazine were to pick its Persons of the Year, it is hard to imagine that Victoria Soto and Dawn Hochsprung would not make the cut.

Where Was God?

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

Although the murders prompted many questions regarding the existence of God, why God allows such things and the problem of evil, one question stands out sharply from the rest: Where was God on that dreadful morning?

God, Why? A Possible Answer

Judy Farah | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Judy Farah

This question was asked via Twitter by the younger sister of 27-year-old Victoria Soto, who is being hailed as a heroine for saving the lives of her students while giving up her own.

Newtown: Who Is To Blame?

Rick McDaniel | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

What is the answer to this madness? What can be done to stop such senseless violence? Would that the answer was as easy as gun control. How great it would be if that could change such a systemic problem.

We Do Not Get Over It

Jonathan Agin | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Jonathan Agin

From a father's perspective, the loss is different from that of a mother. We are strong. We are supposed to be strong. As the nation focuses upon the grieving parents, I thought I would share some thoughts. One grieving father to another.

Arjuna's Grief: A Hindu Mourns The Newtown Tragedy

Vineet Chander | Posted 02.16.2013 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Why do such unspeakable tragedies take place to begin with? Hinduism, like other spiritual traditions, offers us a great deal of philosophical insight to grapple with the question.

Helping Grieving Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

During the first week or so following the death of someone's child, we are pretty clear about how to help that parent. I am concerned, though, that in our culture, we are at a loss for how to help these parents once the first week or so has passed.

Where Is the Light When Tragedy Strikes?

Beth Woolsey | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

This is the season of darkness, it's true. But I believe today more than ever that one of our most profound acts as human beings, and perhaps our most unifying, is our insistence on celebrating the light at the exact time it appears lost to us.