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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 | Books
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 03.25.2016 | 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 03.22.2016 | 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...

Self-Esteem and Night Bicycling

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

It's a new strange truth of contemporary life. There are those among us who are immune to accident: safe from slipping on soap, or getting plastered by a passing bus.

Poor Children experiencing Trauma early in life are at High Risk to become Adults with Poor Life Outcomes: Element of Play to the Rescue

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

March 16, 2016 Brooklyn and Chicago align=center>The Hiram Kelly Branch, the second oldest branch of the Chicago Public Library, in Englewood neighb...

The Lesbian Chronicles 12: Choices

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 03.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Ever since I was a child, I have had difficulty with choice and choosing.

The Gift of Our Presence

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Sometimes, we just don't know what to say. It happens to all of us, even career comforters: rabbis, ministers and priests. When we hear something awf...

How to Not (Even Accidentally) Be a D**k When Your Person Has Anxiety

Margaret Howard | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Margaret Howard

It's so easy to make someone's anxiety worse. But so, so possible to make it better, and not just in the short term, either. Every time you truly supp...

The Breath of Freedom

Mark Matousek | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

An interview with breathwork pioneers Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg It's among the most important physical functions our bodies perform--we do ...

Remembering "The Wave"

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

I used to love watching The ABC Afterschool Specials. Airing from 1972 through 1997, the enthralling dramas tackled everything from cheesy teen romanc...

Letter to My Depressed Self

Danielle Hark | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

Dear Self, If you are reading this, then you have fallen into that void of darkness once again. You're feeling sad, anxious, scared, alone. You don'...

Neerja: A Must-See Movie

Helen Davey | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Helen Davey

I have often written about trauma to the worldwide airline community, and more specifically about the trauma that employees of Pan American World Airw...

The Storm Inside: Writing My Own Survival Guide to the Worst Year of My Life

Quenby Schuyler | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Quenby Schuyler

As sad as the loss and grief was to bear, it has redefined my purpose and passion for life. My precious life, and the precious little lives I created. Their mama fashioned tools from her trials and will be able to pass them down and be a shining example of survival and triumph amidst tribulation.

A Way to Make Newspapers (Very) Profitable

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 02.16.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Not only have ad revenues in the printed paper declined, but "digital revenues" which were once going to be the saving grace of the newspaper business, fared even worse. And now, the very real prospect of online digital ad blockers may prove the final blow to the already anemic newspaper industry.

'Interior Darkness,' A Conversation with Peter Straub

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.16.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Peter Straub needs no lengthy introduction. As a novelist and poet, he has received many literary honors including the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.

Anti-Valentine's Hit List for the Heartbroken

Melanie Pritchard | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Pritchard

"Being single on Valentine's Day rocks!" said no one - ever. Being heartbroken on what's meant to be the most romantic day of the year is even worse...

When Growing Up Hurts: How Parental Addiction Impacts Kids

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 02.15.2016 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Who we are speaks louder than what we say. Our facial and body language, the quality of our touch and the emotion and intent emanating from our expres...

We Are All in Recovery -- Recovery of Our True Selves

Rohini Ross | Posted 02.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

We are all in the process of recovering our true selves. The innate intelligence inside of us is facilitating that process whether we realize it or not. The timing is not ours to decide so we may as well relax and enjoy the ride.

Witnessing The Positive Impact Of Yoga On Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, a Marine veteran and public health researcher who is interested in finding ways to promote mental...

When I Decided to Open Up About Suicide

Liv Raimonde | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

These thoughts are the result of an illness that we need to address, that we need to talk about. It is a conversation that our society needs to have, a scary conversation but that's what makes it even more important. It is a conversation that will save lives.