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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 Three Faces of Happiness

Perhaps not much is known about happiness.  Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge, has only a brief article on it.  Actually it’s almost exactly as long as the wiki article on gecko lizards (don’t ask).  So apparently we know just about as much about happiness as we do geckos–(and yet we chase happiness so much […]



Desire in Behavior Change

This is a guest post by Brenden Hanks, MD. “I want to change, but…” The phrase is said so often its meaning is almost lost, yet it speaks to the dilemma we often find ourselves in. We earnestly desire to improve our thoughts, actions, and minds but struggle to sustain any meaningful change. “You have […]


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A Committee of Myself

The committee members are all assembled.  It’s Friday and the morning is leaning into the afternoon, the refuse of lengthy deliberations scattered around the room.  A decision has to be made.  As the chairperson, you make a final request for opinions on the issue at hand: will it be a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’? “It […]