Mental Health

Pandemic-induced stress hormones can weaken your brain cells’ connections — and your ability to execute daily tasks, stay focused, and carry on conversations.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Father Gregory Boyle founded the gang intervention organization called Homeboy Industries. He’s out with a new book, “The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three women help their communities by feeding Afghan kids, giving free beauty services to unhoused Angelenos, and destigmatizing mental health among Latino families.

‘Helpers’ reflect on 2021: Afghanistan, Skid Row, Latinx mental health

Three women help their communities by feeding Afghan kids, giving free beauty services to unhoused Angelenos, and destigmatizing mental health among Latino families.

from Greater LA

Host Jonathan Bastian talks with Josh Cohen about the cultivation of healthy aimlessness.

The simple wisdom of doing nothing

Host Jonathan Bastian talks with Josh Cohen about the cultivation of healthy aimlessness.

from Life Examined

How the ocean continues to bring peace and healing to two women. Their similarities and differences unfold as they explore surf culture, gender, race, and the impact of the sea.

Mother Ocean

How the ocean continues to bring peace and healing to two women. Their similarities and differences unfold as they explore surf culture, gender, race, and the impact of the sea.

from Special Programming

“When his body was discovered and our family made the decision to go back to Tibet together to recover his remains and put him to rest, it brought all that [trauma] back to the surface…

‘Torn’: Son learns to process trauma by making a film about his mountaineer dad who died in Himalayas

“When his body was discovered and our family made the decision to go back to Tibet together to recover his remains and put him to rest, it brought all that [trauma] back to the surface…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand