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6 Things Not To Say After The Sandy Hook Tragedy

We are all grieving after the shootings in Connecticut, and when we’re grieving, the last things we need are platitudes, blame, or fearful communication. So please, when someone expresses despair over…

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Are We All Powerless? Dealing with Tragedy

What is so upsetting about some 20 children being brutally and senselessly murdered in their classroom in Newtown, CT last week? Why is this shocking? After similar, albeit lesser, massacres that have…

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The Grace of Why

Today in the grocery store, I shared a real conversation with one of the mothers I knew in the years that my eldest son was consumed for a love of tennis. I knew her son had been present at the acci…

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When a Parent’s Worst Nightmare Becomes News

I really despise being the bearer of bad news. There is no joy in shattering someone’s momentary innocence and reminding them of the random cruelty in the world, so I will just say something really ho…

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Tips to Talk to Children About the Colorado Shooting

Whether you're a parent of young children, or whether you simply spend time around young nieces, nephews, or children in your neighborhood, you may be wondering how to talk to children about the tragi…

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Talking to Children About the Batman Shooting (Video)

By Mallika Chopra I woke up this morning to emails saddened by the tragic news from Colorado.  Opened up CNN on my phone and saw the headlines: Gunman Kills 12 at Batman Movie. The alarm went …

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Wisdom from Jennifer Field

We live our lives each day, dreaming, planning, and making choices about the future with a clear idea about the direction our lives are headed. As an accomplished equestrian, I had dreams of a Euro…

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Why Do Bad Things Happen To Innocent People?

Every day, I get dozens of emails from people responding to the Daily Flame, the daily messages from your Inner Pilot Light that remind you who you are and invite you to tap into your own divine truth…

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Where Is the Love?

I’m sitting at LAX waiting to fly from LA to San Francisco, and across from me, a man is talking on the phone and weeping.  He is holding his face in both hands, full on sobbing, chest heaving, gu…

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After Tragedy

In the first aftermath of a tragedy, victims experience numbness and shock. Shock gives way to tears, one of the very first stages of grief. All anyone can do is try to feel safe again on the most b…

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