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2011 Japan Tsunami

Japan -- One Year On

Alex Gover | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
Alex Gover

The tsunami was a tragedy and there is much still to be done. But many see it as the catalyst for a renewed entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit that will ensure Japan maintains its place as the leading high tech country in the world.

Why Did the 2011 Japan Tsunami Kill So Many People?

Bruce Parker | Posted 05.11.2012 | Science
Bruce Parker

With so little time to try to escape, tsunami preparedness becomes the most important thing in saving lives. Unfortunately, the response of many Japanese to that warning was inadequate due to their lack of tsunami preparedness training.

Letters to the Heart on the First Anniversary of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

On the first anniversary of that horrific event, we will be copiously reminded of the death, suffering and destruction. Anne Thomas reminds us, instead, of the acts of kindness, capturing our collective, global empathy.

How Japan -- And You -- Can Overcome Any Crisis

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Right now, the people of Japan are facing the worst disaster of their lifetimes. But around the world, others are facing their own personal meltdowns. During these times of crushing loss, how do we begin to climb out of the hole?

Why the Japanese Government Can Afford to Rebuild: It Owns the Largest Depository Bank in the World

Ellen Brown | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

The Japanese government can afford its enormous debt because it owns the bank that is its principal creditor. But competitors are attempting to force the bank's privatization.

'Barn's Burnt Down -- Now I Can See The Moon'

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

Friends in Japan, we are looking today and we are so moved by who you are -- your instinct to help others through these difficult hours and days.

My Japan Is Still Alive Amid The Rubble

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Watching the devastation first unfold in northern Japan from the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear facility meltdown, I was sad beyond belief. I reached out immediately to see if my friends in Tokyo were OK.

Helping Kids In Japan: A Guide On Trauma For Caregivers And Volunteers Working With Children

William Spear | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

Governments and agencies too often rush to enter the third or Reconstruction Phase that follows a disaster of this magnitude without understanding the consequences of ignoring the deeply held emotional traumas of the local population.

Healthy Coping Tips For Distant Disaster Stress

Martin Rossman, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martin Rossman, M.D.

We need to learn skills for coping with our feelings of sadness, anger and terror evoked by tragedies like those in Fukushima, Katrina and Haiti, so that we rise to these occasions rather than collapse into them.

After The Fire

Jimmy Demers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Demers

That bumper sticker kept going over and over in my mind: "The best things in life aren't things." And yet, as true as I knew it to be, I still couldn't help but feel somewhat sick to my stomach that most of my things were now in a pile of ash.

Braving The Storms of Change

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

The pace of change is quickening exponentially, while our ability to contain it falls further behind. The idea of being in control of everything is being replaced with the recognition that, in truth, we are in control of very little.

How To Survive In An Age Of Crisis

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

In the current critical moment, the Japanese calamity has shown all the world the harsh downside risks of just a few of the societal compromises we've made. In response to this wake-up call, a shift could happen.

After Mother Nature

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Mother Nature today, yesterday the loss of a job, the illness of a friend or the unspeakable violence of someone wielding a gun in Arizona forces us to re-decide where to place our faith and what really matters.

Obsessed With Disaster? 4 Simple Steps For Being Part Of The Solution

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

There are some simple steps you can take to become less obsessed with disaster, and yet still be compassionately involved with your fellow man. Doing these things will engage your mind, heart and being in positive, life-affirming ways.

How Adversity Can Lead To 'Post-Traumatic Growth'

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

No one chooses to be struck by a natural disaster, and we would never wish it upon another. But when things do happen, might we use them to become stronger?

Staying Centered In Stressful Times

Jeanne Ball | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Ball

Can strengthening our connection to the calm, unchanging depths of our being through meditation bring steadiness and resilience in the face of change?

Meeting The Need For Psychological First Aid In Japan

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The injuries experienced by the individuals of Japan require not only physical, but psychological, first aid that can help them through what may very well be the most traumatic event of their lives.

Would You Die To Save Your Country?

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I'm in awe when I read about the 50 heroic workers who have been fighting the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushia Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. I wondered what motivated them to give up their lives.

How To Anchor Yourself During Stormy Times

Randy Taran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

In this wake of the Tsunami, I am struck by the sheer power of nature and the impermanence of everything we hold sacred. How can we stay happy during times of extreme crisis or tragedy?

Understanding The Strength And Fragility Of Human Life

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

As I watch these dramas unfold, I am struck once again by the strength and fragility of our human life. If we do not understand the one, we will not truly understand the other.

4 Ways To Manage Fear

Jennifer Lauck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lauck

In the face of disaster in Japan, can we stop our fearful thoughts? Can we even go a step further and maintain a calm state of mind that breeds more calm?