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Bonaire: Fantasy Island, For Real!

Victor Dorff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

For most visitors, a trip to the Caribbean island of Bonaire is all about the diving, but the culture Bonaire is building - both in and out of the water - deserves some attention, too.

Steps and Missteps

Stacey Gordon | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

They may fall, but when they do, our job is to offer them a hand up, and that hand should not be attached to conditions or control.

Going to Juvie

Caitlin Rother | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

The teenage girls could barely hear me over the screaming roar of the motorized plumbing snake that the county workers insisted they needed to run through the classroom as I was trying to speak to a class at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility.

Prison Labor and Goat Dairies: A Response (Part 2)

culture magazine | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green
culture magazine

Not every inmate can or will benefit from these programs, but don't those who have the desire deserve a chance to become productive, skilled, employable members of society?

The Real Roots of Prison Recidivism

David Chura | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime
David Chura

There's not much forgiveness in American culture. It seems that ex-offenders can't suffer enough or repent enough for our Puritan tastes. Criminal justice experts have been searching for the "holy grail of rehabilitation" for years, and nothing has worked.

Bringing Rehabilitation Back to Prisons

Andrew Woodman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

One of the biggest issues with ex-convicts is that they are released and are in the exact same situation they were that led them to being locked up. They're marginalized by society and now carry the stigma of being incarcerated. A college degree won't change all of that, but it's a great start.

Sled Hockey and the Paralympics Gave Me a Reason to Recover

Taylor Chace | Posted 05.01.2014 | Impact
Taylor Chace

I never wasted a single minute in rehab, always pushing my body to its absolute limits.

The Importance of Keeping a Diary

Weston Ashley | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Weston Ashley

I was stuck there and had no way out. But I could write it down. I could tell my story to someone. I had to trust that what I had to say was important. It was and still is.

Rehab, Release, Rejoice

Ed Felker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Ed Felker

To me, the majesty of eagles is unequaled in nature. It is a powerful sight to behold, even more so when one considers this is not a captive bird.

Oops, I Ate the Whole Pie (and Other Tales of Holiday Addiction)

Robert Weiss | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

The usual holiday reality is sparkling moments shining through quite a lot of disappointment, which is usually caused by the fact that we and those around us often fail in our duty to behave like Santa's perfect little elves.

It's a Balancing Act

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...

UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture: Healing Survivors, Rebuilding Lives

Curt Goering | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Curt Goering

U.S. support for the Voluntary Fund benefits torture survivor rehabilitation programs globally by its leadership, inspiring contributions and commitments from the international community to help survivors and their families heal and rebuild lives of dignity.

HERO Opens for its Second Year

Nate Smith | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Nate Smith

The tragedy on 9/11 is an event that inspired many of our Heroes to take up arms on behalf of our country.

The Two Faces of Shame

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Shaming punishments -- sometimes called Scarlet Letter sentences -- are making something of a comeback in recent years, raising not only legal but psychological questions as well, most notably: Do they work?

When Relapse Turns Deadly: What You Need to Know About Drug Overdose

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

For most people, relapse is not the end of recovery; it's another step on the journey. But those who accidentally overdose -- often people who are sincerely trying to get better -- make one miscalculation and suffer the only fate that means hope is lost.

Breathing in a Healing Relationship

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

"A healer/client relationship is just that, a relationship; a partnership at best, and like all relationships its success is the responsibility of b...

Operation Surf

Peter Neill | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Neill

The literature and the science are affirmed: the ocean provides both tangible and intangible qualities for our lives -- indeed it is an immersion that we cannot live without.

Brazil Cracking Down On Crack

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 05.10.2013 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO -- Brazil's most populous and wealthiest state expanded its attack on crack cocaine abuse on Thursday by unveiling a program that will provi...

The Cost Of My Catastrophe

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Harshada Rajani

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI'm still just a naive fighter, struggling through every single day. So let me ask you all: Is this a curse or a blessing, a tragedy or an opportunity, a punishment or merely, just a gift?

Meeting the Emotional Challenges of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, Part Two

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

The physicians and other health professionals included me in the process of making medical and other plans. I felt I was not just a patient taking orders from a health care provider on high but a respected part of the health care team.

Prison Becomes An Incubator For Startups

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and t...

Emotional Challenges of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

As a social worker, social advocate, and teacher, making a contribution to the well-being of others has been my full-time job and given meaning to my life. Having to focus primarily on my own recovery felt like a loss of meaning.

Taking Back My Happiness

Harshada Rajani | Posted 04.22.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

I've realized that I've been searching for happiness in all the wrong places; the places in which I had learned to subconsciously associate with incredible amounts of happiness.

The Long Path To Repairing A Damaged Brain

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We know from both animal and human research that with the right amount and type of therapy, we can both instruct other areas of the brain to take over the function of the damaged brain and also direct the damaged axons to connect with nerve cells that work.

I Found My Voice in a Hopeless Place

Harshada Rajani | Posted 02.12.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

My horrible experience, my months of forced introspection, and my unquenchable desire to be heard, gave me a powerful yet vulnerable voice.