Lourdes Miracles

Recovering from abuse is miraculous – and mysterious as the healing crosses so many dimensions of our personalities and our very personhood. Lourdes is a place associated with the miraculous. That’s why, still, over 6 million people visit the pilgrimmage site annually, and Lourdes boasts the most hotels in...

Models of Addiction Treatment

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • January 20, 2021

Why would survivors and their families care about the different ways addiction is viewed and treated? Most importantly: Many survivors have relied on alcohol or drugs to cope with pain. Understanding views – and biases – helps identify your best options when you are ready to choose a path...

By Tyler VanderWeele Tyler VanderWeele is the Director of the Human Flourishing Program, which was founded in 2016 at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. The Human Flourishing Program aims to study and promote human flourishing and to develop systematic approaches to the synthesis of knowledge across disciplines. This research...

A History of Hope in Fear

One of the best ways to overcome fear is to get informed, but just try to find information without high-drama news covering the battle of Science vs. COVID-19 that doesn’t feed our worse fears! There’s another way to find hope in this historic crisis: history. Reading about historical pandemics...

In her article Six Things Eating Disorders Treatment Often Gets Wrong, professor at Newhouse/Syracuse University Harriet Brown raises a mother’s voice to confront issues around healing the eating disorder of anorexia nervosa, which afflicted her daughter. Her article lays out the dire reality of the disease: “… one of...

Healing Waters

From The Tablet (a UK-based newspaper) we have a story of the father of modern holistic medicine: Fr. Sebastian Kneipp, who founded the Sebastianeum in Bad Wörishofen, near Munich, in the later 19th century. The Healing Voices featured the healing of hydrotherapy, which is one of the fundamental treatments...