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?
This summer the movie “Moneyball” drew crowds of baseball fans and swooning Brad Pitt-ites alike, with impressive reviews and box-office success. Moneyball is a change story with that irresistible theme of “one man against the system”. In this movie Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) risks everything he has on a controversial approach to picking a baseball […]
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 […]
On Halloween, 1938 the voice of Orson Welles voice came across the airwaves marauding as a newscaster. Beginning with the words, “We interrupt this broadcast…” he told the story of a Martian invasion in progress. Widespread panic was followed by widespread anger when the hoax was discovered. Many attempted to sue for “mental anguish” and […]