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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

Honoring Civilian Service in Danger Zones

Anne Speckhard | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

A fact that is often overlooked these days, is that our wars are fought not only with soldiers, but with a great number of civilian workers going out alongside of them.

When Will the Joint Chiefs Practice Yoga?

Rob Schware | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jon Greuel, who was trained as a pilot and flew AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) for 20 years. During his 2008-09...

Peace Is More Than the Absence of War

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.

The Hair Stylist That Changed My Son's Life

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.17.2014 | Good News
Tony Posnanski

She did not have to do it.

Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary: A Meditation of Life in Exile

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.26.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | 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 05.23.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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.