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 […]
What do you do when there’s only two choices and neither one is safe? Or more bluntly, do I have the courage to make a bad decision? Indecisive could describe George Washington’s early military career. By all accounts he wasn’t sure he wanted the job in the first place. Leading a largely untrained and undisciplined […]
- Decision Making and Bias: The George Washington Story Part 2
- The Courage to Risk Making a Bad Decision: The George Washington Story Part 1
- Looking Motivated?
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 […]
Have you ever been excited about a clever new diet, only to have it fail? Have you seen someone promise, through tears, that they would never drink again? Or perhaps you’ve had a female friend that swears to you that she will never go back to that man that is hurting her? It’s perplexing when […]
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 […]