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?
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 [...]
Once a year we make these New Years resolutions. Why January 1? Who knows? New Years day just seems to add a little oomph to our motivation. Perhaps it’s the freshness of a new year. Or maybe it’s just the compulsiveness of not wanting to ruin a perfect streak—after all you’ve been “doing this perfectly [...]
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 [...]