Preparedness, Impact, and Coping: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy Dr. Ani Kalayjian When one helps another BOTH become stronger While the media was obsessively warning people about the importance of getting ready for Hurricane Sandy, I observed mixed behaviors around me. This was going to be a category 1 hurricane, a 300-mile-long swath of devastation packing 90 mph winds starting from Virginia and stretching… Continue reading >>


Exploration with Survivors of Ottoman Turkish of Armenians: Examining relationships of long-term mass trauma, PTSD, physical symptoms and meaning in life. This research is in data analysis phase.

Natural Disasters

A. Six-month follow up to the tsunami in Sri Lanka:  Community resiliency and meaning recovery. B. Staying Afloat: The case of volunteers of the Mental Health Project C. Impact of the hurricanes Katrina and Rita:  Coping with post disaster recovery. D. Hurricane Andrew in Florida, one year follow-up. This is in the data analysis phase.… Continue reading >>

Spirituality Quotient

The importance of spirituality receives overwhelming public affirmation as to its importance but it has historically neglected in education, nursing, and psychotherapy. The importance of Emotional Intelligence or EQ has been long established; spiritual needs have not been systematically examined and studied. In this study, 200 participants from north eastern US were surveyed to examine… Continue reading >>

Feminism Survey

Harold Takooshian, PhD Fordham University Ani Sanentz Kalayjian, PhD Fairleigh Dickinson University Few nations so early and fully recognized the legal equality of a women and men as did the U.S.S. R in 1917. Still, the voluminous research on soviet women shows a mixed picture. Despite de jure egalitarianism, soviet women increasingly bemoan their de… Continue reading >>

Good intentions are no longer enough. I wanted to support humanity in my own way. Meaningful World was a natural way for me to help the victims of tsunami.

So many systems have failed us and as we transition from failed models, attitudes and behaviors that are polarizing, destructive and failing all around us I could not just sit back, be overwhelmed and do nothing… I am doing something with Meaningful World.

Meaningful World cultivates well-being, relatedness, a deep awareness and understanding how to elevate some of the world's suffering. Our choices impact all living systems and I choose to be an agent of good.