PTSD Treatment: Symptoms Or Souls?

News reports on the current state of American veterans are beyond devastating — over 10 times more veterans have been lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, at a rate that’s averaging 22 suicides per day!  My Virginia colleague, Richard Geiger, shares examples of treatments that go deeper and have…
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Re-thinking Our Self Imposed Limitations

The first words in my Twitter profile are:  “Breaking free of limits!”  So, I’m delighted to share this inspiring story from my British Columbian colleague, Anna Bowness-Park.  She tells how a shift in her mental approach freed her from fear and pain; and transformed what could have been a disaster into a “spiritual adventure.”  Here’s…
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Malala Yousafzai And The Healing Power Of Forgiveness

The world seems caught up in an endless cycle of attack and retribution.  Whether on an intimate, national or global sectarian level, mankind seems hopelessly drawn toward answering violence with violence.  But there is another way.  My colleague from British Columbia, Anna Bowness-Park, explains how one young girl’s example of forgiveness is having a powerful…
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How Christmas Relates To Healing

© GLOW IMAGES I grew up not knowing the real origin of Christmas.  Our family still celebrated Christmas (and Hanukkah) with presents and decorations, food and fun.  But I wasn’t familiar with the story of Jesus’ birth, which as the saying goes is “the reason for the season.” Fast forward to early adulthood, where I’d…
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#GratitudeChallenge: From The Trivial To The Transformational

My Massachusetts colleague, Ingrid Peschke, examines current gratitude fads.  She drills down to the profound, healing impact that true thanksgiving can have on our health and happiness. She observes, “I’ve found that gratitude can be most beneficial when it feels as though there’s nothing to be grateful for.  In those dark moments, I’ve gotten better…
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