Heal Your Wounds

Heal Your Wounds

Those Darned Emotions! They can't be out-talked

Learn the language of emotions to change how you feel.

A Lesson in Loss from Susan Saint James

With deep calm, she said about her son: "His was a life that lasted 14 years."

The Best Way to Say I'm Sorry

Why not make your apology the best possible?

Bouncing off the Bottom

It is human nature to go backwards before going forward

The Astonishing Power of Listening

How respectful listening helps without pathologizing

How to work through experiences of discrimination

How can you recall negative past experiences without being overwhelmed?

Virtual Reality, A New Therapy Part One: Virtual Iraq-Afghanistan

Innovations producing significant opportunities for medicine.

Rehab Stinks for Weiner, but It's Great for "Real" Addicts

Is rehab nation good for alcoholics, but not for sex addicts?

Finding the Sacred

Listening to war veterans brings us to the core of life

Every Civilian Listen to a Vet's Story: Marking Memorial Day

Ending America's war-illteracy problem and increasing human connections

What Is a Healthy Response to War?

Should war-caused emotional pain be called a mental illness?

Famous people, bad decisions

Why do the rich and famous falter?

The Single Person's Thought Leader Series: Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.

The most essential step for attracting genuine love.

War-Traumatized People: What to Call Them, How to Help Them

Controversies about labeling and helping veterans and other traumatized people

Ongoing Labors of Love: Changing Mental Set about How to Help Wounded Warriors and Others

Rethinking what steps we can take to help veterans and other traumatized people

Overcoming Homophobia: Progress Despite the Rocky Road

Homophobia, servicemembers, and the lords of psychiatric diagnosis

Why NOT Call War Trauma a Mental Illness?

Gains and losses of calling war trauma a mental illness

Beyond the Flowers and Cards, Mother's Day's Original Meaning

The role of war and peace in the origin of Mother's Day

Mother's Day Thoughts: What's Funny, and What's Not?

Myths, Humor, and "Jokes" about Mothers

Dealing with the Put-Downs

Sometimes it really is about them, not you

Bitter to the End Toward Dad

Divorcees can get tremendous mileage by being "wronged" by their spouse.

Wrestling With Demons: The Spiritual Redemption of Mickey Rourke

Healing the painful past does not mean forgetting it.

What is Existential Psychotherapy? And Why it Matters Today.

Coming to terms with reality without denying, avoiding or sugar-coating it.

Scrooge's Spiritual Redemption: How the Unconscious Heals

Pay close attention to your dreams this Christmas eve.

Can Therapy Be Addictive? : The Power and Terror of Termination

What happens when psychotherapy goes on either too briefly or too long?

Japan's Disaster

How can we provide culture-specific help?

Weathering the Storm

We can rise from the ashes of failure stronger than before

Can PTSD Lead to Disease?

What affects your mind can hurt your body.

The New Survivors

Cancer endows survivors with qualities not even they knew they had.

Reading The Red Book: How C.G. Jung Salvaged His Soul

Is the Red Book a record of Jung's flirtation with madness?

Healing Rifts

How to reach out and make amends

After the Attack

The story behind Soul Surfer

Stories from Haiti

Self-care after the earthquake

Drawing Out Trauma

How art lets children recover

The Anniversary Effect

Being mindful of your calendar can help you avoid mood swings.

A Second Lease

What one woman learned after surviving a terrible accident

Coping With Loss

What can we learn from our elders?

Down But Not Out

How setbacks force us to take risks, learn, and grow.