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Trauma Recovery

3 Steps to Understanding and Healing Trauma

Dania Vanessa Illescas | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dania Vanessa Illescas

All of us will face some form of trauma in our lives from accidents, bad experiences or choices, stress, etc. Sometimes, it is a bad memory that jumps out at us when we least expect it. Other times it could be mental or emotional distress that we may not understand or be able to name.

Anxiety in Children: Don't Look the Other Way

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 08.24.2016 | Parents
Elisabeth Corey

Anxiety doesn't show up like we think. In children, they may have panic attacks, but they may experience more subtle responses. Here are some examples of reactions I have seen in my own children.

Letting My Heart Break

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Elisabeth Corey

I have to prepare my heart to feel and to be inevitably broken, not just because there will be loss, but because there will be love. And with true love comes the pain of letting go, of never knowing what happens next.

To Be The Victim Or The Victor: Which Do You Choose?

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHow you perceive yourself influences more than you realize. It determines how you experience your life and more so, how you handle uncertainty and adversity.

WATCH: The Crash That Couldn't Break Me

Joshua Prager | Posted 10.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Joshua Prager

2013-08-29-pragerpull.jpgIt was not until last month -- 23 years later -- that I considered that my visions in the intensive care unit were related to the visions that had come upon me, off and on, in the years since.

The Woman Who Fell From the Sky

Laura Sharpe | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Laura Sharpe

I had 43 broken bones, burns on more than 40 percent of my body, a partial limb amputation, and after more than a month in a coma, I woke up.

Be Mine, Except in International Development

Ming Holden | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Ming Holden

Valentine's Day is upon us, and those little candy hearts pervasively sugaring the public sphere with the words "Be Mine!" got me thinking recently about the possessive language we use to describe love.

How Trauma Is Impacting Our Culture And What We Can Do To Help

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It's important for people who suffer with trauma to get the treatment that's appropriate to their unique experiences and that is sensitive to the specific symptoms they are struggling with at the moment.

I Am the Luckiest Guy in the World

Evan Neubauer | Posted 06.01.2012 | Good News
Evan Neubauer

My mom was shot twice in the face: once in the eye and once in the cheek. Considering everything she has been through, she looks fantastic and is in the best of spirits. On our walk today, I realized just how lucky I am.