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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.

Following Sheryl Sandberg's Lead: How You Can Build Resilience

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Stress and adversity is a consistent theme of life. Simple tools will help you become more resilient to both the small and large adversities life throws your way.

I Could Have Been That Girl: Is PTSD Incurable?

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

"I could have been that girl," author and friend June Alexander wrote to me regarding the recent news coverage about a woman in her twenties who was a...

HIV-positive women with childhood trauma have double the brain trouble

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Georgina Spies, Stellenbosch University HIV-positive women who have endured a trauma such as emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or neglect earlier ...

Phoenix Rising From Fire

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.25.2016 | Books
Michaela Haas

Thirty years ago, nine-year-old John O'Leary was rushed to the emergency room. As he lay in a hospital bed, he frantically wondered if he was about to die. He had suffered burns covering 100 percent of his body and was given less than one percent chance of survival.

The Dreaded Phone Call

Trystan Angel Reese | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Trystan Angel Reese

The Vice Principal at our son's school called to tell us Riley had gotten in trouble for pulling on a female classmate's pants. He hadn't pulled them down, mind you, but her parents were very upset when she told them the story, and they brought it directly to the principal the next day.

The Case for Trauma-Informed Teaching

Dani Bostick | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Dani Bostick

As a child, I was the perfect student. Organized, diligent, engaged, and sharp, I took pride in my work and earned consistently excellent grades.

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

#FacesOfPTSD Is Working to Change the Landscape of Google

Dawn Daum | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Dawn Daum

Not all wars take place on the battlefield, and for women -- a population twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- the primary scene of combat is most likely within their own comfort zones.

Yoga And Dance Programs For Incarcerated Women And Refugees In Sweden

Rob Schware | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Josefin Wikstrom, who has been practicing yoga for the past 24 years. She has been dancing since she was a teenager, and teaching yoga the past 10 years in Sweden and internationally.

'Daze of Justice' Explores Cambodia's Trauma of Silence

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

In the early 90s while a graduate student in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University, I became a cub reporter and got a juicy a...

Resolving the Trauma You Didn't Know You Had

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Firestone

Most of us wouldn't use the word trauma when telling our story. We may associate trauma with natural disaster, disease, war, loss or other extreme act...

This Mother's Day, End Bullying

Barbara C. Unell | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Barbara C. Unell

Study after study tells us that this kind of bullying in the name of discipline is leading to the high level of violence and child maltreatment experienced in this country. The thought of an adult, supposedly a caring adult, using such an instrument to "discipline" a child is beyond comprehension.

Yoga Service within a College Community

Rob Schware | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

I first met Lynne Boucher in 2014 at the Yoga Service Conference at Omega Institute. She had a flock of Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) students who ...

Climate Change's Hidden Damage

Miraj U. Desai | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Miraj U. Desai

Co-Authored with: Alark Saxena, MBA, PhD Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Director, Yale Him...

Unleash Your Joy

Reba Linker | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Reba Linker

So I've been thinking a lot about what 'unleash your joy' means. Here's what I've come up with...

Our Young Men Can't Afford to Wait

Richard L. Taylor Jr. | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Richard L. Taylor Jr.

Now a national movement, Cities United is equipping cities with crucial tools and resources to build on and accelerate efforts to reduce violence and improve outcomes.

Not All Wars Take Place on the Battlefield

Dawn Daum | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Dawn Daum

There is a misconception in our culture about who suffers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and what they look like. A quick Google search w...

Community Yoga for Positive Change

Rob Schware | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

A yoga teacher and marketing director for the nonprofit Yoga 4 Change, a 501c3 supported in partnership with Meriden's Women and Families Center, Aidee teaches yoga at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Jacksonville, FL.

10 Tips to Protect Yourself From Cyberstalking

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

In this day and age we live our lives online. And of course this naturally extends to our romantic lives whether that be dating, married or in a committed relationship. This has happened so quickly that we haven't necessarily taken the precautions to protect ourselves. And because we live our lives online, it is only natural that our romantic encounters, relationships and prospects also have an online existence.