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Witnessing The Positive Impact Of Yoga On Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, a Marine veteran and public health researcher who is interested in finding ways to promote ment...

When I Decided to Open Up About Suicide

Liv Raimonde | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

These thoughts are the result of an illness that we need to address, that we need to talk about. It is a conversation that our society needs to have, a scary conversation but that's what makes it even more important. It is a conversation that will save lives.

'Find Her,' A Conversation with Lisa Gardner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Lisa Gardner is one of the best-known names in all of thrillerdom. She's received praise from Lee Child, Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, among many others. With more than 22 million books in print, she's written an FBI profiler series; the Detective D.D. Warren series; and a number of standalone novels.

In This Era of Mass Incarceration, I Always Fit the Description

Dr. Kirk Anthony James | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Kirk Anthony James

Last week I had the privilege to be a panelist at an NYU event. We were discussing the "Mass Incarceration" of colored people in America. It is a topic that I have significant personal and professional expertise; it is a topic that I feel represents one of the greatest social justice issues not only in America, but that of the world.

These Yoga Teachers Empower Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors to Reclaim Their Lives

NationSwell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Exhale to Inhale is a nonprofit that brings free yoga classes to shelters and community centers that serve domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. It also trains volunteer instructors to lead trauma-informed yoga classes

Bringing Yoga to Veterans Treatment Court

Rob Schware | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

Jennifer Wright offers Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) training to Veterans and their families. She started with eight Veterans. One of those Vets introduced her to The Joseph House, a treatment-based shelter for Veterans in transition where she has worked the last two years.

An Ode to Moya: Love in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Dr. Kirk Anthony James | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Kirk Anthony James

This ode is devoted to all the women -- girlfriends, wives, mothers and daughters -- who have had to journey to prisons, jails and correctional facilities all across America, all in hopes, of keeping LOVE alive.

Letting Go of Destructive Childhood Patterns

Jennifer Ka | Posted 02.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Ka

We've been taught to live in fear: in fear of our neighbors, in fear of our friends, and in fear of our own families. "Trust no one," my father would ...

Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

Time in With Dr. Tim

Dr. Tim Goldsmith | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Dr. Tim Goldsmith

I recently had to visit the principal's office at my 12-year-old daughter's middle school because she has been bullying other girls at school. How do ...

An Interview With the Unabomber's Brother

Michaela Haas | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Michaela Haas

"After Ted was arrested and we were haunted by the media, I got quite depressed and I went through this 'poor-me' phase, because the government had betrayed us. They had assured us nobody would ever know that it was us who identified my brother as the Unabomber."

6 Ways You Can Help a Veteran Suffering PTSD

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

It's not a new phenomenon for a politician to use someone's suffering for political gain, but Sarah Palin, in addressing her son's arrest last week for domestic violence, has managed both to propagate a series of misunderstandings about PTSD and to dishonor veterans.

Do You Have a Thousand-Yard Stare Story?

Tara Hedman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

Life can come back into focus, and it can be safe enough to feel again. You can connect to your heart and be glad it's beating once more. The things you've seen won't be forgotten, but your resignation and isolation can be lifted to reveal joy.

Is Your Podiatrist a Christian?

Tara Hedman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

The client has been coming to sessions with me for several months when he asks, "Are you a Christian?" I respond, "Is that something that's importa...

The Trauma and Turmoil of Being Placed in YOUR Home: Uncertainty for Children in Foster Care

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.26.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

It was late, and I was at my desk in my library, doing some writing for an upcoming book. Earlier that afternoon, we had taken in three foster chi...

Why Yesterday Was A Huge Day For Youth Justice

Lisa Pilnik | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Lisa Pilnik

This week's developments are just part of a larger wave of reform in how communities and the justice system view and treat young people, and a growing recognition that some of our past practices and policies were ineffective.

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science

What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves. Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on res...

The Wound and the Gift

Mark Matousek | Posted 01.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

The Sanskrit word guru means "darkness to light." Anything that enlightens us is our guru. As we come to locate the strength in our weak parts, the gi...

Watching Spotlight Through Protestant Eyes

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 01.15.2016 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

Like everyone else, I make the same old New Year's resolutions--eat better, exercise more, get more rest. And like everyone else, I forget about them ...

What's Happened In The Years Since I Was Hit By A Car As A Child

Marcia Meier | Posted 01.16.2016 | Fifty
Marcia Meier

Roscoe braked and the car came to a halt about halfway down the block. People were running toward them, surrounding the car. Muriel didn't understand what had happened. 'You've hit a child!' they yelled. Muriel looked at her husband of 40 years. His face was the color of fresh Michigan snow.

A Solution for Ending Family Homelessness

Ellen L. Bassuk | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Ellen L. Bassuk

As the number of families without homes continues to increase, more attention is being focused on their plight.

Yoga: How We Serve Incarcerated Youth

Rob Schware | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jill Weiss Ippolito, who is the founder/director of UpRising Yoga in Los Angeles, a nonprofit program that brings yoga to incarcerated youth and communities that can benefit from yoga.

Healing Trauma

Wendy Adamson | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adamson

trau·ma ˈtroumə,ˈtrômə/ 1. 1. a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. ▪ emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injur...

Cutting Saguaros

Poetry Foundation | Posted 01.13.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

by Javier Zamora Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry's current issue. Javier Zamora's poem "Saguaros" appears in the Janu...

How to Restore Your Faith After Trauma

Victoria McGee | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
Victoria McGee

All who have survived trauma know well the feeling of the broken spirit. The loss of faith that comes with having your belief system ripped out from under you.