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WATCH: The Crash That Couldn't Break Me

Joshua Prager | Posted 10.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Joshua Prager

2013-08-29-pragerpull.jpgIt was not until last month -- 23 years later -- that I considered that my visions in the intensive care unit were related to the visions that had come upon me, off and on, in the years since.

Yoga: How We Serve Cancer Patients and Survivors

Rob Schware | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Susan Reeves, who co-founded with Pamela Ryan Yoga Bridge, a non-profit in North Dallas, Texas, that offers free yoga to can...

Why I'm Grateful For My Divorce

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

My divorce was a nightmare and I wouldn't wish anyone the hell I went through, but you know what? It made me stronger. It made me stand up to my ex and state my desires.

'The Reason I Didn't Know I Was Depressed Was Because I Was Happy'

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

So, as it turns out, I have depression. Well, actually, I 'HAD' depression, but now that I'm 'all better,' I can tell you about it. The reason I didn't know I was depressed was because I was happy. Or, at least, I felt like I 'should' be happy. After all, we're in our dream house now. I've never lived anywhere as beautiful as this.

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapy in Practice

Rob Schware | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with David Emerson, who was a social worker for 10 years before going to graduate school to become a therapist -- a talk-based ps...

'This Is Not Your Parents' Empty Nest'

Mary Quigley | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Mary Quigley

The great migration to college begins this week. Bed, Bath and Beyond has been sacked and the booty loaded in the car, so heavily weighted down that the back bumper practically scrapes the ground. Move-in day dawns, inevitably hot and humid, with all the 'stuff' needing to be carried up at least three flights of stairs. That's the easy part.

Write for Your Life

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 10.14.2013 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

In 2009 I went through almost the entire list of life's most stressful events. To say I got hit by what felt like a tsunami of loss would not be an exaggeration. I was in so much pain, I could barely take a deep breath.

Integrating Yoga Into Personal Recovery and 12-Step Work

Rob Schware | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Laura Cobb, a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, and alcoholic. Laura started drinking in her 30s after living in...

Newtown, Hartford and Across America: Searching for Heroes in The Sweetest Land

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

I would not presume to think that I can understand the experience of urban residents whose cities are under siege from chronic gun violence. But I d...

Not All Happy Couples Have Had Happy Childhoods

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Many of the couples we know who are living deeply fulfilling lives grew up in situations that were far from ideal, and some were downright wretched. So, you might ask, what then are the critical factors that determine the likelihood of relationship success?

Yoga: Hear the Rumble Coming

Rob Schware | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Mark Stefanowski, who completed his yoga teacher training and started teaching at a Harley Davidson repair shop in Longmont,...

Science Demonstrates Yoga's Capacity to Heal the Mind

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

It is exciting to live in a globalized society, even as it is demanding. We have at our fingertips access to much of the knowledge that has ever been available on these subjects, both in distant past and immediate present. Yoga and psychology are tremendous complements to each other.

Ouch!

Myra Demeter | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I am pretty religious about going to get my teeth cleaned every six months, although each time I go, it is a harrowing experience. The trauma I feel now stems from my childhood.

Yoga in Correctional Facilities: It's All About the Love

Rob Schware | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Anneke Lucas, who in 2010 started teaching yoga and meditation at Bayview Women's Correctional Facility in Chelsea, N.Y., in...

Bringing Yoga to Public Libraries

Rob Schware | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Christa Avampato, who started a yoga program in 2005 at the Darden School at UVA (where she received an MBA degree). Not sur...

Service Yoga: How We Connect With the Villages of Costa Rica

Rob Schware | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Joshua Canter, who, unlike most of us, began his spiritual journey at 16 when his grandmother gave him the book Be Here Now ...

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part II

Helen Davey | Posted 09.14.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

In Part I of my story about my grandfather, John Davey, I mentioned that he has been recognized as a genius. What do I mean by "genius"?

Helping Victims of Childhood Trauma Heal and Recover

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Far too many children -- especially those known to the child welfare system -- have experienced trauma. Despite the amazing work of the professionals who care for these vulnerable children, we know there's more we can do. Today, I'm pleased to announce a critical step forward.

Yoga: How We Can Use Yoga Retreats to Serve

Rob Schware | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Peter Sterios, an internationally-recognized yoga instructor, architect, writer, entrepreneur, and former contributing edito...

From Columbine to Sandy Hook -- Building Resilience and Hope

Liz Carlston | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Liz Carlston

In our very busy and cluttered lives, it's important to make time to consider how we can help the people around us. Frankly, it's comforting to know that there are people who, despite tragedy, have found a way to help themselves and those around them.

'I Punched A Window Over A Typo'

Posted 07.02.2013 | Books

Excerpted from THE ART OF WAGING PEACE: A Strategic Approach to Improving Our Lives and the World by Paul K. Chappell ($21, Prospecta Press) When I...

Yoga: Taking the Penitentiary to the Mat

Rob Schware | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jackie Sumell, an artist who has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years. Jackie says, "It started when my life went to shi...

Yoga, The How of Now: Working in an Acute Care, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital

Rob Schware | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Joanne Spence, Executive Director of Yoga in Schools. Since the 80s, Joanne has worked in several fields of mental health in...

The Heart Honors the Sacred Feminine

Susanna Bair | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

Recently there has been a surge of reported incidents of gang rape of girls and young women across the globe. I question what the staggering levels of...

It's Not in Your Head, It's in Your Body

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

The 1998 study known as the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study clearly shows with a gigantic amount of evidence that our life stories matter a great deal to our health.