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 […]
The heel of my shoe fell off today and at that moment I realized how the feeling of shame had changed in my life. Flashback to the fifth grade. In an ever-present effort to live within a $600/month income, my parents discovered a way to buy cheaper tennis shoes than the Keds at K-Mart. They […]
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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 […]
Sometimes domestic violence or “Intimate partner violence” (IPV) seems like an unbeatable phenomenon. Abused and abuser are bound together by a force stronger than pain or hope. Police officers and social workers are rendered powerless by this mysterious attachment. Arrests and well-intended referrals end with a defense of the abuser and a return home. It’s […]
The more we have invested in something, the harder it is to change. One of the toughest barriers to good decision-making is the issue of “sunk costs”. You might see this phenomenon in: …an old car that’s just good enough to hold on to, but always troubling you with random costly repairs. …a relationship that’s […]