by associate Annie Marsa The radio crackled loudly in the room, jarring us from our sleep. It was not yet 6 am. I sat up in my sleeping bag, trying to discern something intelligible from the static. It was my third day volunteering on the Greek island of Lesvos. One … Continue reading
Interview by Ukrainian Olya Zhugan: I’m looking at the woman, standing in front of me. Her name is the same as mine, Olia, and sharing this makes me feel closer to her. She is probably just a bit younger than I am, in her early thirties but she definitely looks … Continue reading
In Gaza, in my catholic school, the little warmth I had on those cold mornings came only from the powerful loving words of An Arabic Christmas Song, a prayer for peace and normal lives. We used to sing at school during Christmas season. The nuns, always fascinating to me, handed … Continue reading
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A bit of Kosova today — the mountains both protective and dangerous.
The discoveries about the brain by neuroscientists have become more and more available to the general public. So, non-science types, perhaps you, are learning about trauma and brain changes, including the most recent discoveries that show us that future generations can be impacted by the traumatic events of past generations … Continue reading
You wake up every day, take kids to school and do whatever you usually do without its ever crossing your mind that one day everything can change. But then just one single day changes your life; Somewhere in your country, a war has begun. My story is not a story … Continue reading
They didn’t talk about it and didn’t want to. They changed the subject when it was brought up by the young people — what happened? Silence — a non-response common throughout the world by those who have experienced brutal defeat, genocidal actions, sending Native children to schools, decimating families, preparing … Continue reading
Janet Courtney, Ph.D. is a leader in developmental play therapy and wants to help stressed mothers who may need some new ideas of ways to calm and settle their children. She is especially interested in adding to the existing cultural traditions of women living in war, war-like conditions and in … Continue reading
The discovery of how women’s responses to stress are different than men came about in a casual conversation between two University (UCLA) women scientists, Laura Cousino Klein, PhD and Shelley Taylor who noted their reactions to work stress were different than their male colleagues. They started hunting down some studies … Continue reading
When two heart cells are brought together and separated by glass, it takes 2 seconds for them to beat in sync. What is the lesson for us? — it takes effort to stop that process.
Joseph Chilton Pierce
Shikata ga nai: it cannot be helped. Carl Watanabe is a Japanese American, an intelligent, thoughtful, fun, and earnest man. He has been in public radio and public life for many years. I first met him years ago in his public radio role. Once I realized that he and I … Continue reading