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Overcoming Tragedy

Tragedy

Sandra Walker | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Sandra Walker

Although my tragedy was different, there is a universal experience, a universal pain that occurs. I will never forget what it felt like to wake up on the morning of November 21, 2011 and find myself in a hospital, unable to get up, without a clue of why I was there.

The Boston Marathon: One Buddhist's Response to the Unthinkable

Susan Piver | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

The danger of opting for the storyline over a more complex and present truth is this: When we make up stories, we create an alternate reality. Rather than looking at our situation straight in the eye, we look at it from behind a protective lens.

Terror Management Theory and the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Americans all feel closer to the city of Boston. Even Yankees fans can put aside their rivalry in the face of tragedy. Why do we feel closer to others in times of crisis? There is a prominent framework in social psychology called "terror management theory" that helps us to understand this behavior.

Let Us Grieve First

Robert Slayton | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Slayton

So give us a brief time to cry, to grieve. Something really bad happened. Let us work through our emotions. Then after that, spit in the eye of fate and the madmen, be proud of our cities and our nationality, and gain revenge in normality.

Boston Strong

Shelby Doherty | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

The men and women who ran into the scene of the explosions, risking their lives to help save another, is an act that shows just how strong this community is. The ability for complete strangers to come together as one during times of crisis is something that is larger than life.

Heroes Run Together

Julia McGovern | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Julia McGovern

Let us stay united. Because next year the cheers will be louder. Next year even more of the world's everyday heroes will come together to overcome those 26.2 miles. And together we can overcome this tragedy.

You Are Not Helpless: How to Bring Light to the World

Holly Sidell | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

How do you light up the world? How do you bring light to another person's life? Each of us has the power to make the world a little bit brighter. Each of us can choose to shine our own light, transforming the darkness one flicker at a time.

How A Poor High School Dropout Became A CEO

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I quickly learned Theodore Agranat, the 34-year-old CEO of Leadix, is even more of a spitfire than you might guess from his outgoing, embracing demeanor and obvious business acumen.