President Donald Trump faced backlash after he announced on Twitter that he canceled talks with the Taliban just days before the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
GPS for the Soul
We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.
Just because us Westerners can't always see ourselves reflected in the afflicted, doesn't mean that what has happened to them is any less tragic or poignant.
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Fifteen people were also injured in the blast.
A clue at the wreck site suggests a pilot may have gone down with the plane.
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We work so hard every day to build and sustain a tribe around us -- of relatives, of friends, of colleagues -- that we can't help but feel that unity threatened when a tragedy like Paris occurs.
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Terrorism only grows stronger with capitulation. It seeks to control via fear. If some of the greatest evils on Earth have been defeated in the past, they may be so again. All it takes is the will and the willingness to say again: we will not yield.
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The wounds are not yet closed, and my heart is bleeding again. All my family and friends in Paris are safe. Not everybody can say that tonight.
There are a few ways of reframing the troll situation for your own sanity: 1. If you're pissing people off, good. You're making people talk. 2. For every troll there are at least 50 people who heard your message and were ready to hear it. 3. Haters gonna hate.
ISIS is attacking women and girls, yet nobody is talking about it.
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Pianist Fazil Say. Photo Credit: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Authoritarian regimes are the worst violators of the
Emotional and psychological trauma is the direct result of very unusually stressful events that tend to fracture our sense of safety and security. These events, like the tragic bombings in Boston this week, leave us feeling vulnerable and scared.
The American people are free, independent, strong, and collaborative. We fight for each other and we help each other. We can be scared, angry, sad, hurt, we can even overreact if we want to. And not one of those emotions should be equated with defeatism.
However inflammatory a film or a book or other speech might be, Islam never allows for the taking of a life in response.
Although big cities have remained the most frequent targets of terrorist activities over the decades, smaller, more rural