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Peggy Tileston
Peggy Tileston, MA, MT-BC, CMSll-BC, CLYL, has spent the last 34+ years serving as a therapist and educator. She currently teaches at Temple University, facilitates groups in hospitals and residential treatment centers, and is in private practice. Some of her favorite ways to be alive include practicing yoga, meditation, and Laughter Yoga; and she also enjoys engaging in and with any of the creative arts, nature, animals and people, not necessarily in that order. She was born in the Philippines, lived in India, England, Greece, California, New York, New Mexico, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania; and has travelled to and through many other places. This has had its effects, not the least of which is always having a current passport on hand. You can reach her through her website at:

Entries by Peggy Tileston

This Therapist Gets Laughing: The Transformative Effects of Laughter

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 12:35 PM


"At the height of laughter,
the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."

-- Jean Houston

When I first heard about laughter yoga, I was skeptical and a bit creeped out by the idea of forcing myself and...

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I Expect Rape As a Weapon of War to End: The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 2:23 PM


"What do you expect? Armies have always raped and pillaged." What do I expect? I expect this to change, that's what I expect. It is not acceptable that rape and sexual violence are used as weapons of war, and that the...

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On Being a Not-So-Peaceful Warrior: Lessons From My Mother's Diary

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 10:14 AM


My mother leaned her head back against the car seat and looked up at the cloud-spotted night sky. She sighed contentedly and then spoke the words that have since become legendary in our family, "What a beautiful night for bombing!" For the...

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