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Newtown Healing

Legacies for the Living as We Mourn the Losses of Newtown

Rachael Freed | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

There is no better time than now, when our hearts are simultaneously broken yet grateful for the presence of our own precious treasure, our children and grandchildren, to express our love for them.

Brother, Lay Down Your Arms

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The carnage in Newtown ripped my heart. I know the problem is complicated and its solution is crying out for a multifaceted approach, but common sense says it is time to legislate laying down some of our arms.

Lighting Their Way

Terry Marotta | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

Death is not the story's title. And death is not the chapter's close. It's what is done in the face of death that makes the tale worth reading.

Be an Angel: In Tribute to Newtown

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

We are angels on earth who touch and are touched. In a time of darkness, we can be the vehicle for light. Intuitively, every one of us wants to leave the world a better and brighter place. Those that died last week live in us and through us.

Be the Light!

Janet M. Neal | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Janet M. Neal

On that one day, I saw nothing but love and concern and prayers and even more love from thousands, probably millions, of people. One person caused a lot of darkness, and millions of people responded with overwhelming light.

How to Handle Your Feelings About the Sandy Hook Shooting

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

How does one handle the news that 26 people were shot in an elementary school, 20 of whom were small children? Managing our feelings in situations like this can be confusing and overwhelming. How do we find any power when we're powerless?

Next Steps for Sandy Hook: Surviving Guilt

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Survivors of tragedies struggle in ways that most people find hard to understand. The emotions are complex and confusing. The feelings depend upon on the psychological makeup of the individual involved and vary depending on the nature of the traumatic event.

Field Notes From Newtown: Reflections on What Constitutes Good Care in a Time of Crisis

John Sharp, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
John Sharp, M.D.

We went to bed devastated Friday night and woke up on Saturday angry and afraid. We want answers and solutions, and we want to believe that somehow there is a way to move forward. But how? The start is by avoiding the urge to isolate, focusing on reestablishing a sense of safety.

Finding Light in the Darkness

Ora Nadrich | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Each of us can light a candle and stand up to darkness. Let's be a community that extends larger than Newtown. We are all connected beyond the boundaries of our cities or towns and can make a difference together.