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The Surviving Spirit Newsletter January 2020

Hi Folks, The January edition of the Surviving Spirit Newsletter is posted at the website - To sign up for an e-mail copy, please write to me @ or sign up @ Website via Contact Us, Thanks! Michael Contents List : 1] Just Being Outside Can Improve Your Psychological Health, and Maybe Your Physical Health Too by Zoë...

ACEs and Military Families

As a society, we acknowledge the danger and dedication working in the United States military takes, which is why we often thank these brave men and women for their service when we encounter them. But are there more insidious dangers lurking at home? Military families, like all families, need to guard against ACEs. While deployment is not an ACE in itself, the circumstances it results in can be detrimental to healthy childhood development and need to be guarded against.

The New Orleans Cafe Feeding Souls With More Than Food []

By NationSwell Team, NationSwell, January 22, 2020 Katherine Hutton always believed food expressed love, but never imagined her cooking would draw her New Orleans neighborhood together. What started as a way for her to make ends meet, Open Hands Cafe is now a source of inspiration and love for all those who walk in its doors. Serving up more than just delicious comfort food, Katherine uses her tiny cafe to introduce young people to entrepreneurship and create a caring space for those who...

Why Icelandic Dads Take Parental Leave and Japanese Dads Don't []

By Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, January 23, 2020 Earlier this month, the 38-year-old Japanese environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, did something that would not make national, or even local, news in many industrialized countries: A couple of days before the birth of his and his wife’s first child, he said he planned to take time off from work to care for the baby. Koizumi’s planned leave is meager—he expects to take about two weeks off over the course of three months, and might still work...

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Creating change within emergency department

Hello, I'm Katie. I work in a Bay Area trauma center in the emergency department. I've had the privilege of working within my department for 4 years. Over the past 4 months I've been doing an immense amount of research into ways we can develop a culture that puts forth a trauma informed practice. Through many hours of research, note taking, interviewing and more, Ive gained much insight into the minds of staff, patients and myself. What motivated me to start this was my lived experience with...Read More...
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