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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.

A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.

Trap for Leaders: How Power Impacts the Brain and Relationships

Robert Hall | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing need for engaged, productive stakeholders is not filled magically. It requires a specific, intentional brand of leading - Relational Leadership.

The Heart Inside My Chest Is Not My Own

Jessica Katz | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Jessica Katz

I quiet myself down, take deep breaths and listen to my heart beat. Sometimes the world can seem so chaotic, that only breathing can bring me back to the center of who I am.

Kids, Trauma, and Adult Jail

Marcos Barbery | Posted 03.28.2015 | Crime
Marcos Barbery

In the adult system, resource-poor kids are sitting ducks for prosecutors, who are notorious for overcharging the indigent. The adult jail conditions are so dire they place additional pressure on kids to give up and plead guilty to jacked charges.

Why I'm Not Watching the Super Bowl This Year

Will Wilkinson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports
Will Wilkinson

I'm not watching the Super Bowl this year. Not just because of Deflategate, although that's probably what pushed me over the edge. Mainly, I've realized it's a complete and utter waste of time. I have better things to do.

Yoga: How We Serve First Responders And Emergency Personnel

Rob Schware | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

"I am continuously motivated when I see my work positively affecting members of the fire and police departments, and seeing them become excited about it. When they "get it" and continue to roll out their mats week to week, it adds to my passion to teach them."

The State of Yoga Service: Looking Forward Through 2015

Rob Schware | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

In my Huffington Post blog series "Yoga: How We Serve," a number of yoga teachers on the front lines of outreach to underserved and unserved populations have offered valuable answers to the question, "What are some of your ideas about, or hopes for, the future of "service yoga" in America?"

Is Recovery Just a Never Ending To-Do List?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Justine Brooks Froelker

As I let go of my 2014 and set my intentions (rather than resolutions) for 2015, I am reminded that part of my work always is my recovery. For me, it ...

The Heart of the Matter: Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking

Sezin Koehler | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Part artist manifesto, part confessional, part feminist memoir: Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help is a thoughtful treatise on the spectrum of giving and receiving help from others, in whatever shape that may take.

Culturally-Inclusive and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

Rob Schware | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dena Samuels, who I met through the social justice work she has been doing as an educator and activist for about 15 years. H...

When Is Street Harassment a Big Deal?

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

People should be allowed to go grocery shopping without feeling fear. Women should be able to walk the streets of their neighborhood without tapping into their fight or flight responses. And public spaces should be safe ones.

Revisiting Sri Lanka a Decade Later: Helping Children After Disasters

William Spear | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
William Spear

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 35,000 people in Sri Lanka, injuring more than 21,000. Over 1,000 children were orphaned and more than 7,000 children lost one parent.

How The Effects Of Trauma Can Be Passed Down From One Generation To The Next

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.28.2014 | Science

Experiencing trauma early in childhood can lead to mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood, but mild to moderate trauma could also have an...