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Growing Up With Toxic Stress or Addiction and Its Long-Term Impact

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

How we experience the circumstances of our lives often determines whether or not we find them traumatizing. The presence of caring adults who help children to decode the ever-unfolding situations of their worlds is a great protective buffer for the child.

Do You Feel Things Are Out of Your Control?

Helene Lerner | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

These days, with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the disruption of the lives of many New Yorkers, it is easy to feel powerless. However, I notice that lately when disruptions happen, I am surprisingly calm; if the same things had happened a few weeks ago, I would be agitated.

Grief Hoarders: Recovery Expert Warns Against Creating Shrines For The Dead

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.09.2012 | Health and Fitness

A difficult part of coping with the loss of a loved one is figuring out what to do with their belongings. In a segment for HuffPost Live, celebrity de...

Mounting the Dragon

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Aerial skiers are all apprehensive every time we make our way down the unstable plastic material launching us into the summer training pool.

Yoga and Addiction: What It Took a Brush With Death to Learn

The Chopra Well | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Many people refer to a single point of awakening at which recovery and transformation begin. It may be a near-death experience, a rite of passage, or even a poignant word from a friend that makes us pause and re-evaluate.

Andrew Zimmern's Road To Recovery

Guideposts | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Guideposts

Outside the kitchen my life was spiraling downward. I told myself I was in control, that I wasn't really addicted at all. I used heroin to come down from coke, alcohol to moderate the pills. I had it all figured out.

The Recovery Is Better Than Romney Would Like It to Be

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The challenger will always try to talk down the economy. Obviously we're far from out of the woods. The GDP is growing barely at trend, unemployment is still too high, and millions of foreclosures remain in the pipeline, though filings are at the lowest level since July 2007. So it's a mixed bag, but nothing like the dark picture that Gov. Romney and his supporters have been trying to paint. We're slowly sailing out of a storm. Too slowly, in my humble opinion, due to the refusal of policy makers other than Bernanke and Co., to put some policy-induced wind in the economy's sails. But remember, when Bob Dole tried Romney's argument back in 1996, it was a huge loser for him. The timing isn't nearly as supportive for the president, but the truth is that things are slowly getting better and Romney's claims to the contrary may be drowned out by this reality.

Fathers and Sons

Tommy Rosen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Addiction is a mysterious thing. You never know what it will take to break the forcefield of denial, allowing a person to change their course and survive.

How I Stopped Smoking Crack and Built the Life of My Dreams

Tommy Rosen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Tommy Rosen

"On the night I almost died from smoking crack, there was no conscious understanding of what was happening in my mind or body. I was reduced to a state of depravity, like an animal whose only purpose was to never come down from the rush."

Sendai: A Tale of Natural Disaster, Resilience and Recovery

Christine Lagarde | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Christine Lagarde

Natural disasters, unfortunately, will always be with us. And the cost and number of people affected by disasters continues to rise. But this visit to Sendai is a valuable opportunity for me and the others who participated in the Sendai Dialogue to learn how we can strengthen our defenses.

6 Ways Not To Let Divorce Explode Your Life

Leo Averbach | Posted 12.12.2012 | Divorce
Leo Averbach

Divorce is so cataclysmic that it has been compared to an earthquake or a volcano. It destroys your world, leaving you bewildered about the present and uncertain about the future.

The ACoA Trauma Syndrome: What Is an ACoA?

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Old pain that gets imported into new relationships is the hallmark of the ACoA trauma syndrome.

Are We Trying to Cure the Infection or the Fever?

Ted Burnett | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Ted Burnett

America is a sinking ship without an experienced captain or crew. We're a dying patient on the operating table without the trusted hands of a skilled surgeon. How can this be happening before our eyes and right under our nose?

How To Move On (When There's No Place To Move To)

Janice Harper | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Harper

By learning to control our thoughts, we slowly, ever so slowly learn to control our emotions -- without sacrificing our capacity to feel. As we control our emotions, we ever so slowly alter our perceptions.

Women and Pornography: Fifty Shades of the Same Old Color

Robert Weiss | Posted 11.12.2012 | Women
Robert Weiss

Ultimately, the Fifty Shades phenomenon is opening up a very healthy dialogue about female sexuality, not just in the therapeutic community and among BFFs on their coffee breaks, but between women who've read the books and their intimate partners.

SISTER GIANT: Consciousness and Politics

Marianne Williamson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Marianne Williamson

Would our legislative priorities be what they are today -- tending always in the direction of serving those with economic leverage first -- were those legislative bodies anywhere near gender equal? Would the "war on women" exist as it does now?

Resilience, Recovery and Optimism

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Nothing is black and white, and no one -- not even the most fortunate among us -- makes it through life unscathed. So what questions do we need to ask ourselves in order to find that invisible line between too little and too much focus on a painful past?

Losing Control, on Purpose!

Maggie Lyon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

What's amazing is that when we consciously release our misery-inducing, controlling ways, we feel better! By this I mean, freer, more at ease, relaxed, and reassured in a manner that can only come from profoundly letting go.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Adult children of alcoholics (ACoAs) can and often do suffer from some features of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are the direct result of living with the traumatizing effects of addiction.

PHOTOS: Girl Mauled By Pet Raccoon Gets First Donor-Supported Surgery

Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact

After Charlotte Ponce was mauled by her family's pet raccoon 10 years ago, the brave girl is finally receiving the treatment that she deserves. The...

The Mind-Blowing Deception My Husband Pulled Off

Lisa Arends | Posted 10.02.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

My husband was a brilliant and talented man whose skills included creating and maintaining a separate existence.

Three Years Into Recovery, A Huge Majority Of States Haven't Recovered

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Three years since the recession ended, 43 states have yet to regain the jobs they lost in the downturn. The figure is a reminder of how ...

Planes, Buses, and More Buses: How an Olympic Athlete Travels

Erin Cafaro | Posted 09.19.2012 | Sports
Erin Cafaro

The tricky part about traveling for athletes is that you need to be up and ready to train and/or compete once you get to your destination, yet the travel can wreak havoc on your body.

Veterans' Health: Beyond PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury

Margaret Stone | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Stone

Countless veterans have suffered for decades with PTSD, pain and addiction, afraid to ask for help. Whether they served in Vietnam, Desert Storm or Iraq, these veterans need compassion and comprehensive treatment for these serious wounds.

The Social Capital Generation Machine

David Brancaccio | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
David Brancaccio

A better economy may start with the relationships that are forged within communities. It is these kinds of links that can lead to wider policy changes that are also necessary to create a new kind of economy that lifts up the well being of more people.