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Missing in Action: Mental Health Community Fails Fraud Victims

Bradley Foster | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Major fraud cases grab the headlines for a few days or weeks, then forgotten until the next one comes along. We never have to wait long. Media typical...

Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

George Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is acting in a manner that is typical of many domestic violence victims. As a staunch advocate for ...

Revenge: The Act of Getting Even

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

This is a time to love and accept yourself, not to judge or beat yourself up. It's a time to express your hurt and anger in a healthy manner. Expressing your hurt and anger is a special process in itself.

The Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence is Deafening

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

As a very vocal advocate for the eradication of domestic violence, I am greatly frustrated by the apparent indifference our culture has towards domestic violence and the cancerous destruction it has on our families.

The Anatomy of Hurt

Naomi Kehati Bronner | Posted 11.09.2013 | Women
Naomi Kehati Bronner

The jungle of relationships in which we all live is filled with opportunities to feel incompetent, unworthy, flawed and wronged. But when such a troubled and chronic dynamic evolves between two people at home or work, both make it possible.

Attack on Trayvon Martin Is an Attack on America

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Leslie K. Stein

Voter suppression and "stand your ground" are attacks on America's 99 percent. Sound crazy? They are attacks on reasonableness. Voter suppression a...

Sexual Assault Rates May Be Declining, But Much Work Is Left to Be Done to Help Victims

Janine Zweig | Posted 05.15.2013 | Crime
Janine Zweig

Looking at the big picture, when only 1 in 3 victims of rape and sexual assault report their assault to law enforcement, we have a long way to go. And when less than 1 in 4 victims get the help, advocacy, and services they need and deserve to restore wholeness in their lives, there's more work to be done.

Reflections On Getting Shot

Michael Goldstein | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Michael Goldstein

First I saw a flash of fire and felt as if I'd been punched in my lower pelvis. No pain, just impact. No sound, either, though people a block away heard a crack. Neighbors also heard Susan scream, which I didn't. But I did know what had happened, and I told Susan: "He shot me!"

3 Signs Your Ex Is 'Playing The Victim'

Pamela Dussault | Posted 01.19.2013 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

Our children depend upon us to ensure their safety and protection. Sadly for some children, it's their very own parent who victimizes them in subtle or not so subtle ways through brainwashing and manipulation.

Empowered Living: Make The Right Choices For Your Future Self

Michael Neill | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The guidance of our wisdom is always available to us, but at times can be a bit hard to hear amidst the noisy chatter of our fearful thoughts. But once we do begin to hear it and understand its significance, there's no going back.

Every Day Is a Miracle

Victoria Jackson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents
Victoria Jackson

I looked around at other moms at the pre-prom party and realized that probably no other mother was thinking of her daughter in her very special dress the same way I was thinking of Ali.

A Thriver's Guide to NMO and Other Challenges

Ali Guthy | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Ali Guthy

Don't let the reality of your situation or the every-so-often fits of depression stop you from living. Lead a normal life and pursue activities or goals that are both enjoyable and alleviate you from the stress, anger, and confusion that surround your health challenges.

How To Deal With A Victim Mentality

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Whether you're confronting someone with a "victim" mentality or transforming your own negativity, being empathic is vital. Elevating you to the realm of the heart, empathy allows you to non-defensively understand, even have mercy on antagonizers.

The Most Taboo Word in Our Vocabulary

Kimberly Berg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Berg

The word "need" is being disgraced from our vocabularies -- which to me is erasing the humane component out of humanity. If properly embraced, it's what makes us human.

Disaster or Opportunity? You Choose

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Looking back at such experiences we often realize they weren't nearly as bad as they seemed. In fact, sometimes they even turned out to have a lot of benefits, yet at the time they seemed like disasters.

How To Effectively Communicate In Your Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"Isn't withdrawing from conflict just running away?" you might ask. Yes, it is. But there is a huge difference between withdrawing and disengaging. The difference is about your intention.

BUSTED: Identity Thief Runs Into Victim At Bank

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 07.18.2012 | Money

An identity fraud case in Medford, Ore., got up close and personal when the suspect tried to cash a fraudulent check, only to run into the victim whi...

From Fearful Victim To Fearless Survivor!

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

This week I will not only be celebrating America, the land of the red, white, and blue. Instead, I will be celebrating myself, my journey, and the fact that, over the past five years, I've gone from fearful victim to fearless survivor!

WATCH: The Secret Jennifer Gilbert Has Been Hiding for 20 Years

Amy Palmer | Posted 07.15.2012 | Women
Amy Palmer

In May 1991, a 22-year-old Jennifer Gilbert was visiting friends in New York's West Village. It was a beautiful day -- the sun was shining and she was happy. Then the unexpected happened.

Relationships: Why You Attract Who You Attract

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

While no one deliberately seeks out someone who is closed, negative and needy, if this is you, this is what you will attract into your life. If you want a loving relationship, then you need to do the work of learning how to take emotional responsibility

Becoming a Conscious Robbery Victim

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Crime
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

As I put the key in the lock and opened the second floor door, I stopped suddenly. The lights were on -- all of them. I could see my bedroom door was wide open.

Championing Rapists' Fatherhood Rights

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Championing fatherhood rights for rapists would seem to be a politically suicidal position for any candidate for office in America. But this year's GOP nomination race seems to be testing this, in a big way.

First Libyan Casualty To Be Treated By NHS Arrives In Britain

PA | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

The first of 50 Libyan conflict victims who will be treated by the NHS has arrived in Britain. Abdul Malek El Hamdi, 15, went into su...

Senior Upset Or Elder Equanimity?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

How can we think about getting upset in a manner that might bring a level of serenity to our lives? The key is, I think, that we need to be responsible for what upsets us.

Are You Willing To Move From Helpless To Helpful?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

What could you do to make your life less frustrating and more successful? Are you willing to own the outcome you prefer and do what you must to move from helpless to helpful?