Health & Healing

Traumatic events commonly lead to a range of mental health consequences, from adjustment reactions to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Various factors affect mental health outcomes following disasters, including demographics of the...

Addictions always originate in unhappiness, even if hidden. They are emotional anesthetics; they numb pain. 

The first question—always—is not “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?” The answer, ever the same, is scrawled with crude...

Nick Oddo grew up in a big Italian family eating a lot of bread and pasta. He also experienced some level of depression and mood swings for most of his life. But in the late 1990s, it got worse and he felt out of control. His dad, who was a baker...

For some the answer is clear: Eat less meat and more vegetables. Eat organic and locally sourced whole foods whenever possible. And if you can grow your own food, even better.

But questions remain. Should we be exclusively vegetarian or...

Want to prevent a cold or flu this season? In addition to healthy habits, like washing hands more frequently and eating more green vegetables, you can work with your own energy to avoid getting sick.

Energy medicine directs and balances...

Drawing from contemporary psychological understanding as well as ancient spiritual practices and healing traditions, Energy Psychology (EP) provides simple methods for shifting the brain’s chemistry, specifically through a variation of Emotional...

In my daily work with clients, I’ve heard hundreds of stories about grieving people finding an object that they believe is a sign from their departed loved one. These experiences are always very healing for the grieving person—a moment that helps...

The number of veterans using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to manage life after combat has increased significantly in the past decade. An increase in the availability of these therapies in general, as well support...

Self-criticism, rumination, and thought suppression are frequently associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; Bennett & Wells, 2010), as is depression (Krupnick et al., 2008). There is evidence that self-compassion is negatively...

Since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, more than two million United States troops have been deployed. The operational tempo associated with these conflicts, in conjunction with extended and multiple...

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