psychology & health

Diana Greene Foster sitting in front of wooden bookshelves

The Trauma of Being Denied Abortion

“If the government restricts people’s ability to make decisions for themselves, it will make their lives harder,” said Diana Greene Foster, lead researcher of the Turnaway Study.
Ms. Magazine, December 2023

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Animal Chaplaincy Has Become A Growing Profession

The emerging field provides support to those mourning the loss of a pet – and much more.
Religion Unplugged, January 2023

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Susan Pannier-Cass, a spiritual director and ordained minister in Chicago. Credit...Evan Jenkins for The New York Times

Can Spiritual Directors Help?

Nondenominational “spiritual companions” offer to connect clients to the divine in their everyday life.
The New York Times, January 2021

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Moving A Parent Into Assisted Living During COVID-19

What to consider before moving a parent into assisted living during COVID-19.
Next Avenue / / and Marketwatch, June 2020

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Steven Rogelberg

Run Better Meetings

Oh joy!  A workday packed with meetings. Here’s how to make them better.
Ballantyne Magazine, winter 2019

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Finding meaning-and a career-after divorce

MORE, October 2015

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Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory

Forgetful and prone to distraction, I set out to uncover the cause of my mental mayhem and found a large number of women unwittingly suffering from ADHD.
Vogue, October 2011

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Toward a More Useful Funeral

Trained celebrants – often with backgrounds in psychology, social work, acting and other professions that emphasize writing or public speaking – are helping families create personalized ceremonies to honor loved ones who’ve passed on.
Pacific Standard, July 2011

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The Happiness Paradox

Happiness. Everyone seeks it. Why some women find it so elusive.
Smith Quarterly, Winter 2010

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Depression and Resilience

Depression is a frequent companion of both neurological disease and caregiving, but there are ways to bounce back from life’s difficulties.
Neurology Now, March 2010

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How Your Body Can Help Your Mind

Who just talks about their issues anymore? Now cutting edge therapies can teach us to use breathing, touch, movement and more to explore and embrace our emotions.
MORE, November 2008

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The Healing Power of Touch

These four hands-on therapies can ease your stress, anxiety, pain, and more. Read on to find the best remedy for you.
March 2008

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Unchained by Melody

In the book “Musicophilia,” neuroscientist Oliver Sacks reflects on the powerful role of music in the lives of people with neurological disorders, including his own.
Neurology Now, January 2008

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A Dream Before Dying

What would you wish for if you had just months to live? Wish-granting groups get all kinds of requests and do their best to make spirits soar.
Time, October 2006

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One Woman’s Battle with Panic Disorder

An as-told-to narrative
Woman’s Day, July 2006

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