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'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...

The Awakened Heart: A Conversation With Tara Brach

Mark Matousek | Posted 04.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

The groundbreaking author of "Radical Acceptance" teaches us how to live Tara Brach, Ph.D. is one of my very favorite teachers. A leading western te...

Why I Didn't Testify Against the Man Who Abused Me Before My Coma

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

My secret made me sick. All that anger, guilt and confusion. I felt it in my stomach. And two weeks after I turned 18 years old, my stomach exploded due to a blood clot, which later was hypothesized to be caused from a stress ulcer. My molestation was a very stressful secret. Suddenly, my family could keep no secrets.

Internalized Oppression: Healing Scars You Can't See

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

I'd repeat messages that inspired love, confidence, support. I began to talk to myself in my head the way I would encourage my best friend, or sister, or even a student.

Yoga: How We Serve UN Workers And International Aid Communities

Rob Schware | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Samara Andrade, who recently returned to the U.S. from Afghanistan, where she was working for the United Nations and teaching yoga classes in the compound where she lived for UN staff, military reservists/military contractors, private sector aid contractors, and European Union civilian and police staff.

No More Masks!: Advice From a Master Poet

Mark Matousek | Posted 04.04.2016 | Home
Mark Matousek

Ellen Bass, best known for "The Courage To Heal," on how to live with open eyes Ellen Bass is an award-winning poet and teacher whose work I've admir...

Is Your Past Controlling Your Present or Propelling Your Future? 3 Tips for Moving Forward

Haley Snyder | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Haley Snyder

I am the first to admit that I lived in a space of victim-hood for a long time - and it was necessary. It wasn't something that I could 'snap out of'...

Five Stages of Grief Growth

Barbara McNally | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara McNally

With acceptance comes the motivation to do the best we can with what we've got. Acceptance means making peace with what is, but it also leaves room for contemplating ways to making the situation even better.

Effective Activism Needs Self-Care

Mallika Dutt | Posted 03.25.2017 | Impact
Mallika Dutt

Last summer, I had my very first sabbatical. It was the first time in three decades of human rights advocacy that I had the opportunity to step away f...

Expanding the Practice of Yoga and Mindfulness to Prisons

Rob Schware | Posted 03.22.2017 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Michael Lear, whom I met at the Yoga Service Conference at the Omega Institute last May. I learned that we both had former l...