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Growth After Trauma or Loss Part 2

In a recent article on Post-Traumatic Growth I discussed the affect of trauma on personal growth. Outcomes of trauma include such things as deeper relationships, spiritual development, more personal strength, new opportunities, and a greater appreciation for life in general.  So how does that happen? Stages of Post-Traumatic Growth   Part 1: “Shattered” When tragedy […]

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Turning Points

The eraser tears at the page, worn thin from a hundred false starts.  Despite hours alone, perfect silence and brilliant mind, the math still eludes him.  This rabbit hole runs deep. Winter has passed twice already in this room. Such isolation could make a sane mind fly off its rails.  But only a mind so […]

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The Power of Our Assumptions

There may be no greater power in our lives than the power of our assumptions. Our assumptions form a fence around us in a way that both comforts us and limits our potential. ASSUMPTIONS AND MOODS Once life presents us with the raw material of our experiences, our assumptions form an assembly line that produces […]


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You Don’t Need More Motivation: Self-Determination Theory Part 1

A person can spend a lifetime trying to become “more motivated” without ever realizing that it’s not the amount of motivation that matters—it’s the type.  Usually when people talk about needing to be more motivated, they are talking about emotional motivation. Consider these statements:  “I feel so unmotivated right now.” “That speech was so motivating!” […]


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Twins and the Freedom of Choice

How much of our life is controlled by our genes?  The story of Jim Springer and Jim Lewis has been told in many places–Time, People, and more recently, National Geographic. These are twins that were separated from each other at birth only to be re-united later in life.  What makes “The Jims” remarkable is that […]