As Covid-19 infection rates fall, doctors and patients are sifting through the wreckage of symptoms left behind. Poet and author Meghan O'Rourke's call for medical system changes could help people struggling with chronic illness as well as the increasing ranks of those affected by long Covid.
We know changes in the weather and seasons can affect mood, causing run-of-the-mill rainy-day blues and seasonal affective disorder. Now, it's also important to recognize the harmful mental and physical health effects of long-term climate change.
Published January 28, 2022
Self-care alone is not the only ingredient for happiness and peace of mind, said "The War for Kindness" author Jamil Zaki. Helping others provides a fast track to improving our own well-being.
Published January 25, 2022
Adding self-care to your mile-long to-do list can feel impossible when you're already juggling too much. Instead of calling it self-care, says Zibby Owens, let's think of it as reclaiming time for life.
Published December 28, 2021
Parenting is a form of activism, explains Dr. Traci Baxley, author of "Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids." "The values and actions we practice at home will be reflected in the way our children move through the world."
Published December 7, 2021
No one was more surprised than poet Maggie Smith that writing herself a daily pep talk during the unraveling of her marriage actually helped her feel better. Now, Smith's "Keep Moving: The Journal" inspires those who are struggling to write through their own challenges.
Published November 9, 2021
On September 11, 2001, nearly half a million civilians in Lower Manhattan escaped by water when mariners conducted a spontaneous rescue. This was the largest waterborne evacuation in history, but has gone largely untold.
Published September 12, 2021
“What about another book?” The editor’s email subject line announced her overture. Who would turn down such an offer? Still, I hesitated.
She was encouraging me to expand the piece I had published about the spontaneous boat evacuation of nearly half a million people from Manhattan on ...
Published September 11, 2021
Unlike the 9/11 attacks that ruptured our world in an instant on a single day, there is no singular anniversary that signifies the beginning -- or may signal the end -- of the pandemic. We commemorate anniversaries because we need them. What do we do without them?
Published September 10, 2021
Author Jessica DuLong considered pointillism and reader needs to tell the sweeping story of the largest maritime rescue in history
Published September 7, 2021
We diminish our shared humanity when we insist on thinking of heroes as exceptional. Heroes are ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances.
Published September 7, 2021
The pandemic has made it hard for parents of teens and tweens to know what's weighing on our kids or how to help, but psychologist Lisa Damour gives advice on what to do
Published August 31, 2021