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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.

True Friends Do

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I have just returned from an evening out with some of my closest friends. These people make up the core of my life. They have been around for a while....

From PTSD to Peace: An Inspirational Story

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

My role as a psychotherapist is not to advocate particular responses or causes. My point is that in order to recover from the large and small wars we all experience, we would all do well to follow Eric's example of using trauma as an opening for change.

Combat Veterans Giving Back: The Gift of Yoga

Rob Schware | Posted 04.13.2016 | Black Voices
Rob Schware

This is an interview with John Gillard, who explored yoga for several years while he was active duty military. He now teaches at a studio in Warren, R...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2016: Let's Give a Voice to the Voiceless

Dani Bostick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Dani Bostick

Raising awareness of child sexual abuse means facing a terrifying reality. There are people we trust to care for our children -- coaches, teachers, pastors, mentors, relatives -- who abuse that trust to rape and abuse the children in their care.

It's Alcohol Awareness Month: So What Does It Do to Your Insides to Live With an Alcoholic?

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

April is "Alcohol Awareness Month." On the surface this appears to be about alcohol, its use and abuse, it implies that we need to learn more about wh...

The Power of Art to Build Strong Youth and Heal Trauma

Alex M. Johnson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Alex M. Johnson

Recently, I joined hundreds of arts advocates at Los Angeles City Hall as a guest speaker for ArtsDay, part of an annual celebration of Arts Week 2016...