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Healing

Chronic Pain: Treating the Patient With Patience

Jim Moret | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Ostensibly, our son is a normal teenager. But beneath his mischievous grin, charm and almost disarming good looks, he hides a debilitating and constant burning in his left foot which caused him to miss all of middle school and the first two years of high school.

Get Real About How You Want to Show Up Today

Juliet Turalski | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Juliet Turalski

We all share the human experience. Yet, how we grow up, where we grow up and who we grow up with create individual experiences that have led to a glo...

On Suicide

Becky Cavender | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Becky Cavender

Twenty-four years later, we still think of her. We still ask questions. There was no note. We have coffee, talk of her, and cry. We tell our children that sometimes life is hard, but it is -- in equal measure, at least -- splendid and captivating. We miss her. We love her.

I Contracted a Flesh-Eating Bacteria and Lived to Tell

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Oral Fixation

I had 11 surgeries. It's been almost 10 months now. I still don't know how to run, and things still hurt. I still have a ways to go. My physical therapist told me to stop thinking about my rehab in days and weeks and start thinking about it in seasons.

The Psychology of Forgiving and Forgetting

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.08.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Does forgiving help us to put aside disturbing thoughts -- to forget -- or does forgetting empower us to forgive? Or both?

The Key to Writing Good Memoir: Know How to Revise

Dorit Sasson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

The key to writing a good first draft of a memoir, which is the challenge that face most writers, is to navigate the chunky and uncertain terrain of feedback that can subsequently lead to thoughtful or cloudy revision steps.

Former Pastor Joshua Tongol on Hell, Satan and Homosexuality

Jeff Rivera | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Jeff Rivera

"Look at me, growing up as a Christian who claimed to supposedly have the truth, look how much I've had to unlearn even within my own tradition. I just needed to take a step back and realize I'm not as smart as I thought I was."

Ode to the Universe

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

The universe has your best interests at heart. Even though it hurts, sometimes. Even though you don't always get what you want and quite often things you do want get taken away from you.

3 Keys to Empowerment While Grieving

Elizabeth Berrien | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Berrien

To have loss is to be human. With each loss, we add on to our layers of experience. We always hold the ability to honor our losses with grace and dignity. There is nothing weak or small about this journey

10 Tips on How to Survive a Spiritual Festival

Megan Snedden | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Snedden

During the course of the festival, I experienced the rainbow of human emotion: I was angry, I cried, I was sad, I felt confused and vulnerable. Transformation is never like walking through a golden gate over a path of pillows, whether you do it at a festival or through a life coach at home. Having support is paramount to your well-being. This will also help you make better sense of what you are processing.

Something From Nothing: Getting Through My Grief

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Though Mom will never again be with me physically and I will never again open a present from her on a special holiday, I have received the most important gift she could ever give me: the ability to cherish what really matters in life, to find the hidden beauty in everything, to make something from nothing.

Pain Is Not Redeemed by Art: Grief, Loss and Creative Practice

Megan Devine | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

I've been a writer all my life, and a visual artist, too. When I was in private practice, I used creative tools with my psychotherapy clients, drawing...

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At 39-years-old, Mary Ann was a mother of three and found a lump on her breast. After her diagnosis, she required immediate chemotherapy. How does a woman like herself end up with an organization that not only empowers women, but is changing the way we think about breast health?

The Art of Uncertainty in Medicine

Marlene Pearce | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Marlene Pearce

I've long felt that the art of general practice is being comfortable with uncertainty. In my first training term in general practice, I frequently ca...

Letters From Prison

Tracy Strauss | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Tracy Strauss

While the inmates wrote of the ways I'd helped them, they were helping me: my essay and their responses were a conduit, a bridge connecting their world and mine. Writing transcended prison walls. The incarcerated women ignited a spark I thought had left my life when I lost my teaching position.

Creating a Community of Healers: Trauma Tapping Therapy in Congo

Rebecca Snavely | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Snavely

Nothing about Congo is black and white, but watching the women share their lives and care for each other and themselves, there are hues of hope in every story.

Sanctuary or Escape? What Are You Creating With Your Spiritual Practice?

Beth Green | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Needing sanctuary doesn't imply that we should isolate from people. On the contrary, to be emotionally healthy and make sound choices, we need connection to others. We need to feel love, so that we may feel both more calm and yet emboldened to be more honest or courageous.

Together Through Mud

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

After all, with the ongoing therapeutic and financial needs that typically follow a community tragedy, why put time and energy toward what is ultimately a bunch of folks traipsing through the mud?

The Key to Self-Publishing Your Memoir: Be Confident with Your Story!

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

It is hard to feel that early confidence as a writer when the story is still developing or if one is undergoing healing. But once the story gets underway and the themes of one's story are crystal clear, it's time to see the author as a character in a movie.

Healing Vigilante: 7 Ways to Own and Trust in the Crap

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

There are several underground therapeutic terms that circulate in the counseling biz. "CRAP" is one of them. It represents your issues, challenges, un...

The Reward of Healing: How to Feel Your Emotions

Amie Valpone | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Amie Valpone

Although it's less apparent, tending to your feelings is just as crucial as important in maintaining a healthy heart and body.

A Sexual Assault Survivor's Reflections on Birth

Sarah Beaulieu | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents
Sarah Beaulieu

Before I got pregnant, it never occurred to me that labor and childbirth could re-trigger sexual trauma for me in such significant ways.

Grief and Healing: Will I Ever Recover?

Megan Devine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

For me, any outside source or force asking me when I'll get better is going to be met with irritation. But if I do the asking, if I wonder -- myself -- what healing or recovery might look like, then it becomes a very different question.

Put Down Your Anger

Michelle Renee | Posted 02.19.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Renee

He passed away just over a year ago. The man that truly took my breath away and scooped up my heart in the palm of his hands in 1987. As I processed the one year anniversary of his moving on to another lifetime I began to sob.

I Heal

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

I heal. In these words, I invite you to find a practical strategy for living and a gateway to wholeness. To say, "I heal," is, of course, a descript...