A new gold standard for the treatment of PTSD?

A new gold standard for the treatment of PTSD?

By Karen Schwartz Our understanding of trauma has developed—and changed—significantly in the past 20 years, and so has our understanding of how to help people suffering from trauma. The concept of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first included in the...
A house of peace

A house of peace

By Gina M. Barrett In response to the ongoing immigration crisis at the border between the United States and Mexico, I founded Casa de Paz SLV in January 2019. This organization—“House of Peace” in English—has now served more than 2,000 asylum seekers, refugees, and...
An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude

As the end-of-year holidays approach, many of us take stock. We’d like to encourage this reflection to include a perspective of gratitude. Gratitude is a recognition of goodness, the understanding that the sources of goodness are greater than oneself, and the choice...
The sweet surrender of savasana

The sweet surrender of savasana

By Ann Grace MacMullan In our yoga asana practice, we save one pose for the end of every session: savasana, or corpse pose. Lying still and resting, often on our backs, our teachers encourage us to let go and practice the art of surrender.  Honestly, when I first...
Full-spectrum care: Yoga therapy in gynecological oncology

Full-spectrum care: Yoga therapy in gynecological oncology

By Lois Ramondetta I’m a gynecological oncologist. Doctors in this specialty have long-lasting relationships with patients, and although many are cured, those who arrive in my practice with advanced disease will often be with me from diagnosis until death. My place of...