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Healing

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

Beth Green | Posted 05.05.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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 04.26.2014 | 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 04.23.2014 | 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 04.21.2014 | 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...

Healing Your Heart: 3 Ways to Cope With Loss and Grief

Pamela Dussault | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

Losing a loved one -- whether it's through separation, divorce or death -- is never easy. It is painful, sometimes so painful that it may feel much b...

Making the Most of the Waiting Room

Linda Lauren | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

You have just arrived at the doctor's office or medical facility. You have an appointment, and you take a seat in the waiting room. Most likely, the ...

Touch Restores Life

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Sure, I knew at 23 how crucial stress was and how destructive it could be, but little did I know stress would be my life's lesson, not just one tiny t...

The Cost -- and Rewards -- of Speaking Out About Abuse

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D.

Why do people feel the urge to attack victims, to hate them, and to wish them to die? What is this dark shadow that comes out?

Chronic Pain: A Blanket of Darkness

Jim Moret | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

I understand how people can become so desperate for relief that they will try just about anything. After all, when traditional avenues are all but exhausted, what choice does a patient really have? All our son wants is relief from his debilitating pain so he can enjoy the normal life of a teenager. Every day his mom and I pray that something will finally work so we can, at long last, lift the darkness and bring him back into the light.

Could Letting Go Be the Secret to Happiness in 2014?

Kathleen Restifo, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Restifo, Ph.D.

Like compassion, forgiveness is also an act of letting go. For what is forgiveness if not letting go of the hold of anger which imprisons our hearts? Only by letting go of our emotional albatross and embracing compassion and forgiveness can we begin to heal ourselves.

How We Heal

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Condie

"It's not at all what happened," she explained through tears, hardly touching her cappuccino. "I would never say such a thing." I knew she wouldn't....

Ditch the Resolutions: Try Joy-Filled-Ness Instead

Mel Sellick | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

The thing with New Year's resolutions is this: We're destined to fail. So for 2014, I'm doing something radical. I'm ditching the resolutions and goi...

Bereft of Democracy

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I'm convinced that the human impulse toward democracy is powerful and deep; it's bigger than Chris Christie's lust for power and will outlast our current capitulations to celebrity and wealth. A democracy movement has quietly taken root in this country and around the planet, and it's growing.

Learning From Life's Big Classroom: Taking Stock in 2014

Aviva A. Perlo | Posted 03.16.2014 | Crime
Aviva A. Perlo

Herein lies a personal story and some of what I learned from it. The story is not just mine. Unfortunately facing mortality applies to all of us.

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of ...

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

The Power of Perspective

Christine Hoh | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

Like most, I've been a victim of anger, hatred, sadness, and fear. I've been hurt by those who are closest to me. I've been hurt by those who were suppose to protect me. But instead of absorbing the anger and spitting it back out to others, I decided to look at it differently.

A New Way Forward: The World Five Platform

Jim Prues | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Jim Prues

We can end war, repair our broken government, create thriving communities, revamp our food system, and replace propaganda and distraction with understanding. The real challenge is for we, the people, to rise up and create the change we wish to see.

The Labyrinth: An Ancient Path Leads to a New Documentary

Cintia Cabib | Posted 03.09.2014 | DC
Cintia Cabib

On the rooftop of the American Psychological Association's office building in Washington, D.C., meditation teacher Klia Bassing leads class participan...

Healing, Healers and the Whole Damn Thing

Adrian Brooks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrian Brooks

I was at a party in Marin Country, just north of San Francisco, when a woman came up to me. Attractive, well-dressed in the laid-back style one would ...