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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...

As We Start Our Family Tree

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Elisabeth Corey

I cannot begin to describe the impact you have on my life. You are the blessings sent from the divine to wake me up. You are the little life tornadoes who never let me choose the easy way out of the pain. You are the epitome of forgiveness as I made mistake after mistake as a parent. You are the comic relief that comes just when I need it. And you are the reminder of how important the small, daily life events really are.

Grieving at the Holidays

Kristina Cowan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

Someone knee-deep in grief needs space and time to make sense of his or her feelings. There's no room for deadlines or expectations, particularly at the holidays, and on special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.

I Tried To Write About Violence Against Women -- But Couldn't Because of Violence Against Women

Ravishly | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Violence against women costs us all a lot. There is the emotional toll. There is the physical toll. There is the overall health toll. And all of these tolls amount to a financial toll: I have been unable to do my very job.

"Troubled" Moses or Traumatic Origins of the Bible?

David Carr | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
David Carr

We have no way to ascertain whether Moses personally suffered from trauma. He lived long before history was written down in Israel and the stories about him are shrouded in centuries of later tradition.

Recovering Truth, Confronting Trauma: A Book Review of Paper Love

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Paper Love, the debut book of journalist Sarah Wildman, unearths the story of Valy Sheftel, the woman left behind by Wildman's grandfather Karl when he fled Nazi-occupied Vienna in 1938.

Ferguson, Staten Island and Golgotha

David Carr | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
David Carr

The early Jesus movement was almost broken by an ancient, distant parallel to Ferguson or Staten Island. From the vantage point of the Roman Empire, Jesus was seen as a member of a notoriously troublesome and rebellious group. In this way, the historical Jesus was an ancient counterpart to a black man in white America.

Thought the 'Rolling Stone' Article Was Bad?

Francesca Bessey | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Francesca Bessey

In light of these facts, in light of my own rape and the rapes of too many of my friends at the hands of their peers, I do wonder: Whose credibility is really to be doubted here? Jackie's, or the public peanut gallery that has diluted sexual assault down to a number and a date?

The Miracle On 34th Street- 1 Year Later

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

The most appropriate thing I can do to commemorate Weston's transplant anniversary is to urge others to be part of a miracle for a family waiting for the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation.

Come Home for the Holidays

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

For those seeking a sex or holiday booze article, click onto something else immediately, like TMZ or the Today show. In the spirit of holiday cheer,...

Trauma and Resiliency

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

We salute all parents in the audience tonight who created families thru adoption, me included. November is National Adoption Month. I thank all of you who were inspired to support the kids "left behind" after you adopted your children.

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

As We Are

Francesca Milliken | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Francesca Milliken

Carrie spoke through narrow lips that looked like they were sewn on too tightly. She had the gravelly voice of a lifetime smoker, but her trembly tone...

Young People, Media and Health: Risks and Rights

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.22.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head...

Chicken Soup for the Singing Telegrammer's Soul

April Brucker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
April Brucker

It was October of 2012. I had just released my book, I Came, I Saw, I Sang: Memoirs of a Singing Telegram Delivery Girl. While I should have been happy, I wasn't.

Hope and Engagement, Not Control and Coercion, in Psychiatric Care

Mona Shattell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

We as a society, and for those of us who are mental health care practitioners in particular, need to examine inpatient psychiatric and forensic nursing care and create safe(r) environments.

Neurofeedback on Your Bookshelf: Two Great New Books

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.20.2015 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., is currently at number 12 on the New York Times list of bestselling science books. It discuss...

Yoga and Prison Rehabilitation Programs

Rob Schware | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Kathryn Thomas. Before training as a yoga instructor, Kathryn was a Naval Officer and Naval Aviator flying SH-60 helicopters...

13 (Non-Pharmaceutical) Ways to Deal With PTSD

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Yes, my emotional apothecary for treating PTSD requires varying levels of self-work, self-care, and self-awareness, which starts off daunting (and painful) but eventually becomes indispensable.

A New Lens on Infertility (and the Art of Healing)

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Lee Daniel Kravetz

Artists expressing suffering through their work is nothing new. Some would say it's one of the art world's oldest traditions. Art therapy is also nothing new. But, recent years have seen an uptick in the number of exhibits combining the two in innovative and meaningful ways.

Newtown, 730 Days Later: Lessons Learned

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

For those who have suffered since Newtown and for those who predictably will suffer in the months to come, a few lessons learned in hindsight from one Newtown Resident.