How a Pacifist Teacher Prepares His Students for War

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Endless occupations, big government, the imperial theme, and teen soldiers—not easy topics for high schoolers. Teacher Jeremy McKeen shares his wish for his grown up students off at war. — “Go and teach Jeremy how to play with G.I. Joes,” I remember a relative saying to one of my older cousins when I was six. I had […]

Codependency Anorexia: Are You Starving Yourself from Love?

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After relationship trauma, some people shut down love. Ross Rosenberg outlines 10 steps for finding love that is vulnerable but also healthy and safe.

Where Trauma Can Take You – My Darkest Places

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Sam De Silva shares his first-hand accounts of trauma.

Rise Up With Mindfulness

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Social media is changing our perception of and participation in society. Sam De Silva poses that social media is a vehicle of personal and social reform.

Escaping the Trap of Past Conflict

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Unresolved conflict from the past may be the most harmful influence on your future. Steve Spring offers some simple ways to let go.

2 Times Twitter Reminded Me Why I Fight

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How I ended up in tears on Twitter twice.

PTSD is About Progress Not Perfection

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I went AWOL again. This isn’t the story I wanted to write…

Trigger Warning: Real Life

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When traumatic news events trigger past trauma for the PTSD survivor.

For Mindful Men: No, Sex Won’t Heal Your Broken Heart

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How do you heal a broken heart? Most of us have experienced this pain, but there are some important no-no’s (and mindful suggestions) to keep in mind.

The Man-Box Is Inherently Traumatic

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Every time you pressure a man to perform masculinity in a certain codified, narrow way—you are traumatizing him. The man-box itself is an act of violence. Inside the conversation at The Good Men Project.

Let’s Stop Allowing Comparing Trauma to Become a Contest

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Have you had something bad happen to you? Congratulations, so has everyone else. Let’s stop making conversations on trauma a contest of scars.

Dear Dad: Won’t Happen Overnight

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This Mother of 3 is haunted by the trauma of her deliveries. She needs her husband to be more open about it, but it will take time.

Breaking The Silence

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Talking is part of the healing process.

‘American Sniper’ : All-American Denial

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“American Sniper” makes not talking about war heroic, while war’s causes, use and impact are exactly what should guide our national conversation.

Adoption and Trauma

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Tom Andriola on surviving trauma as an adoptee.