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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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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 […]

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There’s Something New Besides the Shoe

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 […]



How to Persuade Skeptical People

How can you persuade people when it seems like everyone is so skeptical?  In a previous article, I discussed the idea that trust is going out of style. Like the little boy who cried “wolf”, we’ve been mislead so many times by someone falsely shouting “truth” that we may never hear the truth when it’s […]


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Changing Your Decision: Sunk Costs

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 […]