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Self-Esteem and Night Bicycling

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.23.2017 | 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 03.18.2017 | 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 03.12.2017 | 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 03.10.2017 | 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 03.05.2017 | 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 03.07.2017 | 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 03.03.2017 | 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 03.04.2017 | 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 02.28.2017 | 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 02.24.2017 | 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 02.16.2017 | 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 02.16.2017 | Home
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 02.15.2017 | 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 02.12.2017 | 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 02.15.2017 | 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 02.10.2017 | 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 02.09.2017 | 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.

'Find Her,' A Conversation with Lisa Gardner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Lisa Gardner is one of the best-known names in all of thrillerdom. She's received praise from Lee Child, Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, among many others. With more than 22 million books in print, she's written an FBI profiler series; the Detective D.D. Warren series; and a number of standalone novels.

In This Era of Mass Incarceration, I Always Fit the Description

Dr. Kirk Anthony James | Posted 02.05.2017 | Black Voices
Dr. Kirk Anthony James

Last week I had the privilege to be a panelist at an NYU event. We were discussing the "Mass Incarceration" of colored people in America. It is a topic that I have significant personal and professional expertise; it is a topic that I feel represents one of the greatest social justice issues not only in America, but that of the world.

These Yoga Teachers Empower Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors to Reclaim Their Lives

NationSwell | Posted 02.04.2017 | Impact

Exhale to Inhale is a nonprofit that brings free yoga classes to shelters and community centers that serve domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. It also trains volunteer instructors to lead trauma-informed yoga classes

Bringing Yoga to Veterans Treatment Court

Rob Schware | Posted 02.04.2017 | Impact
Rob Schware

Jennifer Wright offers Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) training to Veterans and their families. She started with eight Veterans. One of those Vets introduced her to The Joseph House, a treatment-based shelter for Veterans in transition where she has worked the last two years.

An Ode to Moya: Love in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Dr. Kirk Anthony James | Posted 02.03.2017 | Black Voices
Dr. Kirk Anthony James

This ode is devoted to all the women -- girlfriends, wives, mothers and daughters -- who have had to journey to prisons, jails and correctional facilities all across America, all in hopes, of keeping LOVE alive.

Letting Go of Destructive Childhood Patterns

Jennifer Ka | Posted 02.02.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Ka

We've been taught to live in fear: in fear of our neighbors, in fear of our friends, and in fear of our own families. "Trust no one," my father would ...

Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

Time in With Dr. Tim

Dr. Tim Goldsmith | Posted 01.29.2017 | Parents
Dr. Tim Goldsmith

I recently had to visit the principal's office at my 12-year-old daughter's middle school because she has been bullying other girls at school. How do ...