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Resiliency Building Skills to Practice for Trauma Recovery

Much of trauma healing is helping the nervous system become more “resilient.” Rather than spend a few hours or even days drowning in a state of …

Michael Phelps' Final Turn

With his curtain call weeks away, the greatest swimmer of all time hopes to put his nightmares behind him and embrace life on dry land.<p>“The way they …

Michael Phelps

Sebastian Junger's Draft Proposal: Service with Non

For American service members, coming back from war can be its own form of psychological trauma.<p>That's a theory advanced by acclaimed author and war …

U.S. Military

21 Easy Ways to Create a Calm Mind (Without Meditating)

<b>“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” ~Remez Sasson</b><p>While juggling a full-time job and my writing, I …

Mindfulness

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

The Dilemma of a Soldier's Choices

In September of 2011, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland was serving in Afghanistan as part of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord unit. He was almost at the end of a year-long deployment working to help sway local Afghani leaders into supporting Western forces as opposed to insurgents. The soldier, who by all …

Brazil

5 (More) Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Back by popular demand: 5 more talks to help broaden your emotional horizons.<p>Emotional intelligence (EQ) describes a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

Justin Faerman, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our …

Beyond PTSD: Some Vets Tormented by ‘Moral Injury’

Although the horrors of post-traumatic stress disorder are better understood than ever before, experts say some war veterans are misdiagnosed and may …

Mental Health

8 Netflix Documentaries You Absolutely Can’t Miss

Sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, and learn something new. Here are eight Netflix documentaries that you definitely don’t want to miss.<p><b>1.</b> …

Stephen Fry

Book review: Mindful Counselling and Psychotherapy

I’m probably not alone in feeling somewhat hysterical about the extent to which “Mindfulness” is being talked about. My employer is “a mindful …

The 8 Most Important Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past 10 Years

We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least.<p>The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth since its inception in 1998, dramatically increasing our understanding of human flourishing. We now know more than ever about what makes us happy, how we …

The Number One Relationship Problem, According to Therapists

Studies have shown that sex and money are two of the leading causes for divorce, but statistics don’t always tell the whole story. We reached out to …

How PTSD Became a Problem Far Beyond the Battlefield

Though only 10 percent of American forces see combat, the U.S. military now has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress disorder in its history. Sebastian Junger investigates.<p>The first time I experienced what I now understand to be post-traumatic stress disorder, I was in a subway station in New …

We Are All Liars (Sort Of)

On some level, we are all phonies, it’s just a matter of whether or not we are good or bad ones.<p>In his new book <i>Keep It Fake: Inventing an Authentic</i> …

Books

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

Self-help

Meds Don't Make Women Crazy—Trauma Does

There's a good reason women use more meds than men—trauma. A survivor of childhood rape makes the case for medication.<p>I remember parts of that night …

Mental Health

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

In Afghanistan, a Yearbook Takes on Special Significance

“I want to be an engineer and help Afghanistan become a more developed country,” says Naib, a student in Class Eight at the Roots of Peace School in Mir Bacha Kot in the Kabul Province of Afghanistan. He is responding to a question posed by photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya, who asked Naib and his …

Afghanistan

At 15, Daniela Shia-Sevilla’s writing has already wowed the literary community

She would say later that she was so nervous, she felt she didn’t belong there, that one singular thought resounded in her mind when she first stepped into the room: <i>I’m just a kid.</i><p>The Folger Shakespeare Library was crowded with the well-heeled literati, writers and thinkers and philanthropists in …

Literature

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

Meditation

3 Things the Greatest Generals of History Can Teach You About Strategy

1) <b>Don’t do what your enemy is prepared for.</b><p>Frontal assaults against prepared defenses are stupid.<p>Via How Great Generals Win:<p>From the beginning of …

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.