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Trauma

Review Essay on "Levels of Life" by Julian Barnes

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 08.21.2014 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

The friend who gave me the book knew that I had been investigating and writing about the phenomenology of traumatic loss since the death of my late wife in February of 1991 shattered my world.

Who Are We If We Forgive? Who Are We If We Don't?

Kate Gale | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Kate Gale

I have a friend who was attacked as a child and her attacker went to jail but he's due to get out. She has to walk back into the dark and remember th...

What's Being Done to Ease Detained Children's Trauma?

Sylvia Puente | Posted 08.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

My heart aches as I've learned that of the thousands of Central American children detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year, as many as 800 are less than five years old -- and as many as 94 of these children aren't even a year old.

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Nicole Luongo | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Luongo

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly disc...

Gather Ye Rosebuds: Remembering Robin Williams, Hoping for Healing Today

Gareth Higgins | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Gareth Higgins

Some folk -- a little older than me -- are Star Wars guys. I think I'm a Dead Poets Society and The Fisher King guy, or at least it feels that way today.

Healing the Wounds of the Future

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.06.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that the mere prospect of terrifying battle experiences is enough to traumatize soldiers before they actually deploy?

One Of The Most Powerful Factors In Overcoming Trauma And Loss

OWN | Posted 08.06.2014 | OWN

Everyone deals with trauma and loss differently. Some mourn in solitude, some find comfort in close family, and others express their grief publicly on...

Laughter: The Surprising Secret to Surviving Tough Times

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

You might be wondering, How could I possibly laugh when life knocks me down? Whether you have a bad day or experience a catastrophic life event, there's a pretty thin line between tragedy and comedy.

Views From Down Under -- Trauma

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

I recently attended a trauma workshop for therapists and what I took from this session really made me sit up and take note. Australia is holding a Roy...

Affordable, Quality Psychotherapy in America: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Paul Fugelsang | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Fugelsang

It's been about a year and a half since I first introduced my idea for making mental health care more affordable for more people. I blogged about it r...

Lessons From the Grassroots: Yoga, Antiracism and a Different Kind of Yoga Service

Rob Schware | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jardana Peacock, based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she uses yoga as a healing tool for people working through emotional trauma and physical injury.

Notes From the Margins

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Shifting my outlook in this way has allowed me to be more attuned to what I like to call "signposts" that help me along the way. I thought I would share with you a few of those "signposts" that I've stumbled upon this past week.

Why Are Politicians Ignoring This Maternal Health Act?

Timoria McQueen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Timoria McQueen

The United States is the only developed country in which maternal deaths are rising. We can do better. We must do better. The lives of our mothers and children are depending on it.

U.S. Military Members Have Higher Rates Of Childhood Trauma: Study

Associated Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say...

Dedicated to the Employees of Malaysia Airlines

Helen Davey | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

As a veteran Pan Am flight attendant from 1965 to 1986, and a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist for the past 27 years, I feel compelled to reach out t...

Emotional Agility: Jessica Shows How to Be a Boss When Life's a B*tch

Emilie Aries | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

Jessica did not have the year she imagined she would. She started the year off with some ambitious new plans and launched a new partnership with a c...

Are You Cultivating Resiliency?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

There is a mysterious force underlying everything in this world, and it has an unseen hand in all parts of our life from our job, to our relationships...

Moral Whiplash and Other Injuries

Julie Gray | Posted 07.18.2014 | World
Julie Gray

I have whiplash from reading this article and that -- in support of Israel, condemning Israel, condemning Hamas, condemning Palestinians, condemning Israelis.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Overcoming Evil

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Make them feel part of something bigger. Let them know you will be there for them. Remember words that have become the Márquez-Greene family's motto: "Love Wins." And work without ceasing for common sense gun safety measures to stop the scourge of violence in America.

Yoga: How We Serve Incarcerated Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Sabrina Seronello, who was on active duty in the Air Force from March 2000-March 2006. She was a medic working in the emerge...

It May Just Be Time to Unlock Your Inner Kid!

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

The antidote to this shame is joy, and I believe that this joy can be found in play. As we all know, joy can never be held in or tethered -- it can only live if we release it, and it is within this release that my freedom will be found.

Breaking the Code of Silence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. Michael recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools' National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change.

Nasty Neural Habits: Take 2 Positive Thoughts and Call Me in the Morning

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Gopin

The first step in healing the destruction in our world is healing the destruction in our own thoughts. Moving on from that to positive thinking we have discovered an infinite world of possibility that creates real change in human relations that emerges from inside the resilient human brain.

How The Darkest Moments Can Lead To Life's Greatest Success

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living

In a traumatic event, we have two options: We can either crumble under the stress and devastation of what is happening, or we can choose to overcome a...