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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 […]

Change Stories

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Image and Self-Image

The peculiar history of the Teddy Bear began with a hunting expedition involving President Theodore Roosevelt.  Roosevelt was well known for his success as a hunter, but happened to be failing at this widely publicized event.  Out of concern for his image, his guides actually captured a bear and tied it to a tree so […]

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Moneyball Changes the Game

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 […]

Motivation

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Motivation is Always 100%

 It can be helpful to think of motivation is as a zero-sum game.  That is to say that we are always 100% motivated, no matter what we are doing.  The guy that is getting good grades in math is no more motivated than the guy living in his pajamas and playing video games all day.  […]

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The Scavenger Hunt of Life

Do you remember scavenger hunts?  People in a race against time to complete a bizarre list?  Where you have to find a red shoe, obtain a business card from a policeman, or try to get a stranger to kiss you?  In the end, the winner is left with nothing but the glory of victory and  […]