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Oprah Talks Trauma

Oprah Talks Trauma

“Oprah says…” You may eagerly await what comes next, or you may immediately tune out. Even if you fall in the latter group, this time I urge you to pay attention. Oprah has co-authored, with neuroscientist and child psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry, a book currently on the...
Moving our Bodies During Quarantine

Moving our Bodies During Quarantine

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the resources and spaces we have access to for meeting our physical, mental, and emotional needs. Earlier on in the pandemic, FORGE held a workshop about staying active during quarantine. While many of the tips and...
Taking It to the Streets: A Safety Guide

Taking It to the Streets: A Safety Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic may or may not be winding down in the U.S., depending on how many people continue to resist vaccination and the evolutions of the virus. But other recent challenges, such as the need to end police violence and brutality, the defense of voting...
The Gifts of Nature and How to Use Them

The Gifts of Nature and How to Use Them

There is something about green on blue that feeds me. Something about leaves filling the sky like stars.  And there is something about stars. There is something about open space that gives me space to breathe, that makes the trauma as small as a seashell or a fern,...