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Why Writing About Childhood Trauma Is So Important

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Some years ago when I was in my 40s, I recall a good friend telling me that her 62-year-old mother was having a nervous breakdown. When I asked her what was going on, she said that following her divorce, the trauma of her childhood resurfaced.

Healing Trauma After Orlando And Istanbul

James S. Gordon | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
James S. Gordon

Treating affected individuals is not enough. Embracing and engaging the whole community in collective healing is essential.

Why It's So Important To Find Your Voice As You Age

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

On the porch of my childhood home, a plaque hung on the exposed beams, just about where your eyes would naturally rest when you were gazing up in thought. The plaque contained a quote, attributed to Abraham Lincoln: 'Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.'

Pedagogies Of The Traumatized

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 07.08.2016 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

There is a mini-poster by journeyman printer Amos Paul Kennedy on one of my bookshelves. This black block print on cardboard contains an equals sign w...

The Trauma Of Being Black

Martha St Jean | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Martha St Jean

In light of recent events, and my current pursuit of a Masters in Secondary Inclusive Education, at Columbia University’s Teachers College, with a f...

Help Isaiah Battle For His Life Back

Leon Logothetis | Posted 06.28.2016 | Good News
Leon Logothetis

We have all hoped for a second chance in our lives. Another try at a relationship or fixing a mistake we made. For Isaiah Custodio, a teenager from South Carolina, his second chance came in the form of surviving a brain aneurysm.

The Many Faces Of PTSD

Kelley Calkins | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelley Calkins

Most days, I still don't think that I look much like someone with PTSD. This is an odd thought whenever I interrogate it: I look like myself, my self has PTSD -- ipso facto, if A=B, B=C, then A=C -- I look like someone with PTSD. But it's still hard for me to see.

Adoption-Related Trauma and Moral Injury

Mirah Riben | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
Mirah Riben

When most people think of adoption, they think of the joy of a child in need being welcomed with open arms by those who longed for a child. Like a fairy tale! And when we think of trauma, we think of losing limbs, or eyesight. We think of war ...

Improvisation Can Help to Heal -- Even Trauma, Even Alzheimer's

Jade C. Angelica | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Jade C. Angelica

Although I may not be "perfectly OK" with the unknown future, as my diploma from ImprovBoston proclaims, this recovering no-sayer is now more curious than I am afraid about what is yet to be revealed.

Women, HIV and Trauma: Toward Resiliency & Healing

Shannon Weber | Posted 06.18.2016 | Women
Shannon Weber

One in four U.S. women have experienced gender based violence. Among women living with HIV, one in two has experienced intimate partner violence, and more than 60% have been sexually abused - five times the rate of the general female population.

Yoga: Serving Immigrants In Prenatal Classes

Rob Schware | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Rebecca Bedford, whose first yoga teacher training was at The Integral Yoga Institute NYC in 1995. She now teaches prenatal ...

The Joy Ride

Leona deVinne | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News
Leona deVinne

Joy is different than happiness although they are closely related. Joy contains an aspect of happiness, but it is deeper rooted, rooted in the good earthy, visceral goodness that is available to all of us despite tragedy and pain.

Unhappy? Why Facing Pain Is Vital For Happiness

Margie Warrell | Posted 06.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Margie Warrell

Life can be painful. Tragedy can strike from nowhere. Friends betray our trust. Illness can take a toll. Markets crash (our wealth wiped out.) Busi...

The Power Of Humor To Heal Heartbreak

Max DuBowy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

Mindfulness requests that you accept reality as it is. You can't change the past, and you can't always control the future, but you can choose to accept your reality as it is in this very moment.

Re-Uniting with the Trauma Surgeon Who Saved My Life -- Twice

Ron Gold | Posted 06.14.2016 | New York
Ron Gold

It has been more than 3 years since I've seen the trauma surgeon who saved my life -- not once, but twice. In the first few months following the bicyc...

Mental Health Tips for Coping with the Orlando Massacre

Apicha Community Health Center | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Apicha Community Health Center

Everyone feels and reacts to hate crimes and terrorist attacks differently and we want you to know there's no right or wrong way to feel right now. But, if you feel overwhelmed by the event, we've put together a list of things that may help you cope with whatever you're feeling.

Orlando Tragedy Highlights The Need For Rapid-Response Mental Health Teams

Rep. Patrick Kennedy | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Rep. Patrick Kennedy

Many of the surviving victims of Sunday’s horrific Orlando shooting were in surgery earlier this week. My hope is that every one of them will heal q...

How About We Stop Policing Women's Language?

The Establishment | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
The Establishment

I was in my mid-twenties the first time someone called attention to the way I spoke in a professional setting. She was my supervisor, a few years older than I, and had already accomplished an impressive amount in her career.

Remembering Fathers Who Have Been Victimized By Violence

The Vera Institute of Justice | Posted 06.13.2016 | Black Voices
The Vera Institute of Justice

Father's Day allows us to take stock of the important role fathers and father figures play in the lives of children. Over the years, a growing body of research has consistently demonstrated the value of positive involvement by fathers.

Who Do You Save? The Emotional Impact Of Mass Casualties On Health Care

Jamie Jones Coleman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jamie Jones Coleman

Twenty-six operations in 12 hours. I wish I could adequately describe the inhuman and superhuman effort that this represents from the trauma surgeons at Orlando Health, one of whom has been a friend of mine since high school.

7 Things Orlando May Need Other Than Thoughts and Prayers

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Leaders and community officials who are up to date on trauma informed care, who understand that healing involves much more than traditional talk therapy, and who recognize that, while victims and their families are and should always remain at the epicenter of care, the entire community will also suffer varying degrees of prolonged trauma.

A Brief But Necessary Insanity

Sherry Bronson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherry Bronson

I was in real estate sales. So were 14,000 others in my city. The phone was strapped to my ear. Awake or sleeping I took those calls. If I didn't, the...

Concern for Ocean Noise Pollution Still Falls on Deaf Ears

William Spear | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
William Spear

Twenty years ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I gave an hour talk in London at St. James Church Piccadilly as a part of their Alternatives Le...

Why Self-Care Matters To Me As A Black Woman

Minaa B | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Self-care matters to me because one day I will raise a young black king or queen, and I want him or her to know that they are worthy, praised and powerful. Not because of the color of their skin, but because that is how they were created.

Yoga: How We Serve Those in Homeless Shelters

Rob Schware | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

his is an interview with Lisa Gabriella Mehos, a certified yoga instructor and nutritional coach.