Posts in Issue 04
The Sea Shares Salt With The Breeze, Meeting Refugees in Lesvos, Greece

Becky Thompson reflects on greeting refugees in Greece: "On the first day, traveling along a beach road, I was greeted by a contingent of Syrian university students who had just made it across the Aegean Sea, almost dying after their raft had capsized. They motioned with their hands, explaining how they made their bodies quiet and aligned to keep the raft as steady as possible."

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Inside the Dreaded Moment

“The doctor just biopsied the lymph nodes, and they are positive,” my twenty year-old daughter said, her voice eerily calm over the speaker phone. This gut punch came after months of swollen lymph nodes, odd symptoms, multiple doctors’ visits, and many emotional roller coasters. No matter how near I had lived to loss and to trauma, when it came to my only child, this news felt like the blow of all blows. 

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Trauma in the Body: Interview with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

In this exclusive interview we explore new hopes for trauma healing with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. He begins, "Neuroscience research has shown that the only way you can change your survival orientation in your brain is by accessing your interoceptive world—the part of your brain that allows you to observe yourself." 

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Tout Moun se Moun, Everybody is a Person

What I remembered through the haze of the decade past was one night where rain flooded the landscape and mud flowed down the hill. We knew that heaps of the mud would, by the next day, block the entrance of the two room clinic where we had just watched three children die of malnutrition.

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Love, Loss, & the Making of "A Small Good Thing"

Little did I know that the making of this film would be my most important teacher in how to live in a better way. The film began as a way to highlight the latest research on happiness, but it became an exploration of how to hold to one’s true course despite disappointment, failure, and lost love.

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Eco-Conscientiousness & Eco-Activism in an Ecological Age

For those active in global discussions of challenge and change, there has been hope in hearing that business as usual is not an option; that transformative change is necessary. The questions now are about how this change will happen and who will make it happen.

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