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Former Lawyer Brings Yoga to the Homeless and to Victims of Violence

Rob Schware | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Itzel Berrio, also known by her yoga community as Kamala. She was a lawyer for over a decade before becoming a registered 50...

The Simple Touch: Children of Syria Continue to Pay the Price for Conflict

World Vision | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
World Vision

There are words we are trained not to use as humanitarian communicators. "Traumatized" is one of them. It's a word with a very specific meaning applied in specific circumstances. But as I looked at this little boy standing with a plastic gun aimed at my head, I could think of no other word.

Yoga: Serving Those Who Serve

Rob Schware | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Olivia Kvitne, who started her service career in 2003 teaching low-cost private yoga sessions for people with disabilities w...

Yoga: Empowering First Responders and Children

Rob Schware | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Debby Kaminsky, a former advertising executive who decided in 2006 she wanted to sell the benefits of transformation. She to...

Learning From Life's Big Classroom: Taking Stock in 2014

Aviva A. Perlo | Posted 03.16.2014 | Crime
Aviva A. Perlo

Herein lies a personal story and some of what I learned from it. The story is not just mine. Unfortunately facing mortality applies to all of us.

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

Reflecting Back On a Year With Gratitude

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 02.26.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

What we each must come to realize is that it's not what happens to us in life that defines us, but in how we choose to respond to it that defines us.

Have You Been the News? When Private Pain Is a Public Spectacle.

Megan Devine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Devine

We see too much suffering. We see too much suffering, forgetting that it is, in fact, suffering. It's not entertainment. It's not "news." It's pain.

Broken Lives and Open Hearts

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

This week will mark the 34th anniversary of the accident that resulted in my quadriplegia, and I have been reflecting about how life happens and then ...

Hanging Tough: How Flexibility and Support Can Transform Traumatized Students

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

Eva was having meltdowns during class and spent most of her time in the guidance counselor's office in tears. Her mother had schizophrenia and Eva was beyond worried. So when I broached the idea of enrolling Eva in a memoir workshop, I was surprised when she said yes.

Vulnerable Children Really Need This Holiday Season

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

During the holiday season, people always ask me what these children really need to thrive. And I wish it were something we could find at a toy store.

Addressing Trauma's Impact on Learning Should Be Central to the Way Schools Are Run

Susan Cole | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Susan Cole

Schools that make trauma sensitivity central to their educational mission will benefit all students, whether they have experienced traumatic events or not, because everyone needs to feel safe and connected to the people around them.

Canadian Actress Cristina Rosato Is Really Shy?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Photo by Anthony J. Branco Cristina Rosato is getting ready for the season five premiere of Radio-Canada's "Trauma" in January in which she reprises ...

The Last Time I Saw Ben Wheeler

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

The last time I saw Ben Wheeler, he and his big brother Nate were eating chocolate-chip pancakes and being terribly silly. Nine months after the pancake breakfast, I got a strange voicemail: There had been another school shooting, this time in Connecticut.

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

Build Your 'R Factor' and Boost Your Longevity

Pamela Levin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

Life is filled with constant change and uncertainty. But now that you are beginning to learn how to ride its wave, you can surf with the best, while being assured you are doing the best for your personal health and longevity.

Natalie's Kitchen -- One Year Later

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 02.07.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

The day had gone from being a routine December Friday in a historic and ornamented slice of CT, to a frenzy of standstill traffic, hovering helicopters palatable anxiety, and a swarm of media lining the narrow Sandy Hook sidewalks; the glow of holiday decorations all but obliterated by the harsh glare of their television lights.

When the Holidays Aren't Joyous: 5 Tips for Helping Children Cope With Loss

Bonnie Rubenstein | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Bonnie Rubenstein

For kids, the holidays are supposed to be filled with joy and excitement. However, for some children who have suffered a recent loss, the holidays can be especially hard.

Yoga Behind Bars

Rob Schware | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Natalie Cielle, who has taught over 250 classes to incarcerated youth and adults, and trained over 125 yoga teachers to tea...

The Hidden Sources of Attraction

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Overcoming the natural, understandable resistance to this process requires courage, strength, commitment, and perhaps most importantly, the support of a partner who is willing to go the distance, even when it can feel like the stakes are one's very survival.

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

Death and the Afterlife: A Review Essay

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

In his timely, thought-provoking book, Death and the Afterlife, Samuel Scheffler argues persuasively that the taking for granted of such a collective afterlife underpins our valuing or caring about our various activities, projects, and involvements.

Yoga: How We Serve the Larger Woman

Rob Schware | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Vilma Zaleskaite, who slipped into a yoga career by accident. In the late 1990's, her American husband was introducing yoga ...

Helping Kevin Recover From Trauma

Judith Sandalow | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Judith Sandalow

In the past, there would be few options left for kids like Kevin. He would have continued to bounce from one foster setting to another without much chance of getting better. Not only would he never have the love and stability of a family, but he would likely spend much of his life in jail.

Yoga for Everyone, Everywhere: Yoga Across America

Rob Schware | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Gina Garcia, a former television journalist and California Capitol correspondent. She is a 500-hour certified Baptiste Pow...