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The Hair Stylist That Changed My Son's Life

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.17.2014 | Good News
Tony Posnanski

She did not have to do it.

Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary: A Meditation of Life in Exile

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

For years I've had this dream: Sometimes I'm a bird, other times I'm fully human. Always it's a dive into the ocean. Bird, me as a child, as an adult -- no matter, in the dream, it's straight to the bottom I go. With bloody fingers, with a scratched beak, I try to excavate, to retrieve something hard to see.

Somebody Stood up for Me: We Can Reverse the Effects of Childhood Trauma

Esta Soler | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Esta Soler

Research shows that if we can connect children to caring adults -- at home, at school, in the doctor's office, or at the local community center -- their brains and bodies can heal and they will thrive.

I Found My Story in Me

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

My wife was giving a television interview yesterday and she said: "My husband is the bravest man I know." Just writing those words makes me cry, but ...

The 5 Most Surprising Things About My Abortion

Nicole Stewart | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Nicole Stewart

I ate lunch alone at my desk before driving to the clinic for our appointment. In the two weeks since my husband and I found out at our 20-week sonogram that our fetus was abnormal, I'd barely left the house. My entire world collapsed.

Why Rwanda Needs Healing Narratives

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

This April Rwandans will remember the 20th anniversary of a genocide the world did nothing to stop.

'Mama, Get Me Away From Around Here!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Even children who are not directly hit by gun violence suffer the collateral damage of living in an unsafe environment saturated with guns that are routinely used to settle conflicts or to exact retaliation.

Finding the Words for Fort Hood

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Cassie Premo Steele

For those in the military and their families, the wars are not yet over. The recent shooting at Fort Hood is a reminder that the wars will not even be over when those in uniform come home.

GED Overhaul Diminishing Hope

Jeff Putthoff, S.J. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Jeff Putthoff, S.J.

As the only high school diploma equivalency tests accepted by all 50 states, changes to GED has a huge impact on the millions of people who hope to earn credentials equivalent to a high school diploma. This is particularly onerous on the poor.

Yoga: How We Serve in Hospitals to Prevent Illness and Foster Health

Rob Schware | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Judi Bar, a yoga therapist and yoga program manager at Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as ...

Community Policing and Child Development: Averting Traumatic Disorders

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

After a trauma, over time, a child's functioning at school or home deteriorates as attention wanes and distress becomes paramount. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and related disorders appear, often months later, and can include withdrawn or aggressive behaviors, difficulties with sleep and eating, stomach pains and headaches, tearfulness or severe anxiety.

How Loss Affects Our Daily Lives

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recovering from loss takes time but there are ways to treat our psychological injuries. Caring for our emotional wounds will help accelerate the recovery process so we emerge from our loss with our lives, identities, relationships, and beliefs intact.

Yoga: How We Serve The Blind In The Art Of Self-Study

Rob Schware | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 39 million people are blind; over 15 million live in India.

The Deepest Bond: Our First Love

Helen Davey | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Helen Davey

At the end of the lecture, I came away with a greater understanding of the sometimes amazingly subtle clues about the connection between mother and child, which are often difficult to pick up in daily life.

The Right Kind of Everyday Courage

Robert Ross | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Robert Ross

I am startled and dismayed to report that we are now facing an epidemic of childhood trauma. The research clearly shows that traumatic stress literally blocks bodies and minds from developing in a healthy way.

The Holocaust and the Inner Ghetto: The Psychology of Jewish Suffering

David Bedrick | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
David Bedrick

The trauma caused by the Holocaust still resonates in the Jewish psyche, causing symptoms physically, emotionally, as well as in their relationships and families.

A Letter to People in Pain: The Early Days of Grief Are a World of Their Own

Megan Devine | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

If you're here, in the early days, and the universe has just split open and everything has changed, I'm sorry you're here. Others have come before you, but that doesn't really matter now.

Healing for the Healers: The Great Personal Toll of Social Work

Ariel Zwang | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Join me in marking World Social Work Day by letting social workers know that you appreciate everything they do to strengthen our communities, knowing that they often pay a real price for doing so.

12-Step-Style Yoga for Addiction and Depression

Rob Schware | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

Fortunately, I have experienced the miracle of recovery. I know that I can only keep what I have by giving it away. I now live a full, rich life that continues to fulfill and surpass my biggest hopes and dreams for myself.

The Other Side of Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I am no longer sick. I am well. That isn't the case for some of my closest friends and family. Because I'm 'well,' and perhaps because I'm still desperate to make sense of my own senseless diagnosis, I assign myself responsibility to them.

Together Through Mud

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

After all, with the ongoing therapeutic and financial needs that typically follow a community tragedy, why put time and energy toward what is ultimately a bunch of folks traipsing through the mud?

Bridging the Worlds of Yoga and Social Activism

Rob Schware | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

From 2007 to 2011 Andrea MacDonald served as an activist against climate change. She eventually left her role as a community organizer against the Enbridge Gateway pipeline in British Columbia and started yoga teacher training.

Can't-Miss Business Books for Spring and Summer

Adam Grant | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

In the past three months, readers have asked what's coming next. After reading a series of gems, and hearing the buzz about others, here are the spring and summer arrivals that I'm eagerly awaiting.

When Love Is a Battlefield

Mindy Utay | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

A spouse that has gone through attachment trauma needs a strong relationship more than ever. Avoid allowing a trauma to tear your marriage apart. Seek help from a professional and begin working towards a stronger relationship for both of you.

Yoga: The Journey of Inner Healing For Returning Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

'What motivated me at first was how good I felt doing yoga; I wanted to share my discovery with the world! What motivates me now is how valuable this tool is to the world at this time. My passion for yoga has grown deeper and deeper, as I experience its gifts within my personal life.'