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Is the Sexual Healing Movement the New Sexual Revolution?

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The entire sexual recovery movement and growing number of therapists and centers devoted to sexual healing is at the forefront of a new wave of sexual liberation.

Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems From The First Year Without My Father By Bryan Borland

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Michael Ernest Sweet

There is a distinct pleasure in rediscovering a favorite book. There is both familiarity and newness. We read words we've read before, and yet we re...

Transforming Yoga: Healing Through Empowerment In Prisons And Drug Rehabilitation Facilities

Rob Schware | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

I met Mike Huggins a year ago at the Sedona Yoga Festival, over dinner, and heard some of his story; you will read the rest below. He started practicing yoga 12 years ago to help deal with chronic back pain.

Are You An Emotional Hoarder?

Panache Desai | Posted 04.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Do you know people who are more committed to sorrow than joy? Do you encounter individuals so afraid to know themselves in the absence of sorrow they ...

A Tragic Reversal: An Iconic Image Tarnished

Helen Davey | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

On Tuesday morning of March 24, a Germanwings flight crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 souls on board. Within minutes, the news rapidly ci...

Locking Up Traumatized Girls Is No Way to Help Them

Francine Sherman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact
Francine Sherman

Every day our juvenile justice system locks up girls who are victims of sexual violence, and physical and emotional abuse. In fact, we often incarcerate victimized girls in a misguided effort to provide them with services and to "protect" them.

It's Time To Change Our Approach To Sexual Assault

Rachelle Menn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Rachelle Menn

When it was over and he was snoring loudly on the couch while I lay shivering on the floor, the last thing I thought was sexual assault.

Yoga: How We Serve Incarcerated Women and Those in Transition

Rob Schware | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Sara K. Schneider, who wrote about law enforcement in her book, "Art of Darkness: Ingenious Performances by Undercover Operatives, Con Men, and Others."

Dismissive of 'Rape Culture,' a New York Times Columnist Perpetuates It in a Screed Against 'Sensitivity'

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2015 | College
Elizabeth Nicholas

If you only read Shulevitz's article, you might believe an epidemic of overly dramatic rape victims and overly-sensitivity responses to them was sweeping the country.

Lara Logan Readmitted To Hospital

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2015 | Media

March 24 (Reuters) - CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan has been readmitted to a Washington, D.C., hospital, the network said on Tuesday, ...

The Trauma of Mothers Who Have Lost Children to Adoption

Mirah Riben | Posted 05.24.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Disgrace for being pregnant outside of marriage is no longer an American issue, yet we lack social supports such as affordable day care to level the playing field, allowing less-than-affluent women and their children to remain together.

Why We Hold Onto Grudges, and How to Let Them Go

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Why do we hold grudges when they are in fact quite painful to maintain, and often seem to work against what we really want?

'Phantom Limb': A Conversation With Dennis Palumbo

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Dennis Palumbo is a thriller writer and psychotherapist in private practice. He's the author of the non-fiction book, Writing from the Inside Out and a collection of mystery stories, From Crime to Crime.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger -- Does It, Really?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The idea that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger is based on the theory that by going through difficult experiences, people build up their strength for the next, possibly more painful event that may occur.

Women's History Month Through One Woman's History

Ming Holden | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Ming Holden

How can I do justice to the fact that every traumatized woman in the world is more than what has happened to her, more than the worst memory she has, if that memory is the most of what I know about her, and therefore the most of what I have to tell you about her?

When Doctors Grieve

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

I understood in that moment for the first time the weight of the responsibility I was taking on my shoulders... on my heart... by becoming a doctor. The pain of losing that patient was overwhelming and the sorrow from the failed miracle was so immense it could drown me.

How India's Traumatic Capitalism Is Reshaping the World

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Novelist Rana Dasgupta recently turned to nonfiction to explore the explosive social and economic changes in Delhi starting in 1991, when India launched a series of transformative economic reforms.

Loss and Mourning in Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter.

The Psychology of the Firefighter

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.26.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Contrary to our intuitions, studies find no consistent link between the extent of on-duty trauma experience and the eventual development of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Some firefighters cope poorly, while others with far more horrific experiences remain symptom-free. Why would that be?

The Secret To Getting Through Tough Times

Bernadette Anat | Posted 04.25.2015 | Teen
Bernadette Anat

Picture this: Your life's going normally, maybe even awesomely, when suddenly, it happens -- something huge, something heavy, something that shoves your world into a blender. And weirdly, it does not come with a manual on how to cope. Now what?

What Is Yoga Service? A Working Definition

Rob Schware | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

Yoga service is gaining in popularity. There is a Yoga Service Council, an annual Yoga Service Conference, and numerous professionals in many discip...

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades where it belongs -- in fantasy-land.

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Trauma

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

PTSD is a much-talked-about-syndrome these days. Soldiers who experience battle muster psychological defenses to get through. However, when they retur...

Triple Threat: Beyond Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP

Until the '80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill or the substance...

Sacred Justice

Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy

The year 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in which over a million Armenians were murdered by the Ottoman Turks.