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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...

Newtown: A Shared Experience

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A noteworthy event took place in Newtown, CT last month. On May 31, the Newtown community proudly hosted a gathering of visitors. No media, no politics -- just people.

What 53 Hours in a Hospital Teaches You About Your Kid

Rob Sachs | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Rob Sachs

I thought horrible accidents weren't supposed to happen on beautiful weekend mornings. Certainly not when you're less than five feet away from your 6-year-old daughter, who's playing on a tree branch less than two feet off the ground.

Science Catches Up to What Authors Have Known Since the Age of Shakespeare: Writing Is Therapeutic

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Daniel Kravetz

Narcissism aside, there may be some very good reasons for people's natural urge to tell their personal stories.

Who Pastors the Pastor in Times of Crisis?

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

Advocacy is not about self-preservation, but rather self-appreciation, which allows you to value others, embrace their vulnerability, and provide a positive force toward our interdependence.

Recalibrating Our Expectations of Childbirth

Cara Paiuk | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

Most births don't have complications but some do, and it is unfortunate when women feel they or their births are failures for failing to meet their preconceived notions of success. Women should strive for a birth that is manageable and meaningful, but without a sense of entitlement that it must be fast, painless, and stoic.

Building Resilience Key to Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Robert Ross | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Robert Ross

The most important thing we can do -- and sometimes it's the hardest -- is to speak up about what has happened to us. Because it's in speaking our truth and reaching out that we can connect with other people. That's the essential ingredient for courage and resilience and healing.

Yoga: How We Serve Survivors of Violence and Toxic Stress

Rob Schware | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Maggie Cohen, a 500-hour advanced vinyasa yoga instructor and proud member of The Breathe Network, an international network ...

When Do You Know You Need Therapy and How Do You Pick a Therapist? Dos and Don'ts

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Rasmussen

The more active and forthright you can be in addressing difficult issues, including about the therapy experience itself, the more productive your therapy will be.

The Gift You Never Asked For

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

I'm not surprised when I read about the statistics of the number of people being treated for clinical depression and anxiety. In fact, what is surpris...

Under-Reported Memories Around Memorial Day

David Tereshchuk | Posted 07.21.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The purpose of Memorial Day -- obviously enough -- is to remember our troops, past and present, with gratitude for their service. But what are those service-members themselves remembering?

After the 'Guffaw' -- The Serious Face of Visible Trauma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Some of you correctly noted that there really is nothing funny about trauma to the face and head. There was a tangential point to make about our societal idiocy when it comes to quick-fix-weight-loss-by-any-means, and I made it. But then what? What comes after the... "guffaw"?

Waterboarding, Sarah Palin and the West's Image Abroad as the 'Great Satan'

Anne Speckhard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

While Sarah Palin may consider herself a patriot, all we need are more Americans publicly espousing waterboarding, and other unacceptable terror methods, to push even more potential enemies into believing that indeed the West is serving, or is itself, the Great Satan.

Book Review: 'Fever Dream' by Dennis Palumbo

Helen Davey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Books
Helen Davey

The character of Daniel Rinaldi is that of a flawed human being who's learned -- through his own work on himself -- to trust his own impulses and instincts