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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.

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.