Relationship Joy

Relationships often become mundane. After the sparkles of dating wear off, the mundane of life can settle in. Rather than longing for the magic of the early stages of the relationship, look for ways to find joy in the mundane. There is always something to celebrate if you are on … Read More

The Leader’s Toolbox: Introversion/Extroversion

Dr. Dickinson is a guest blogger over at Plywood People. Here is a taste – Have you ever wondered, “Why does Charlie needs his space?” or “Why can’t Myrtle stop talking to people?” Have you noticed that some people tend to live in the details, while others are drawn to … Read More

Follow the Leader… Dr. D’s Guest Blog

Dr. Dickinson is a guest blogger over at Plywood People. Here is a taste – I was working a conference this spring, and one of my roles was to make sure that 9,000 college students walked out of the venue, picked up a boxed lunch, and had a place to … Read More

Coping with Trauma

In the aftermath of the recent natural disasters in the south, we are going to do a series of posts on dealing with crisis and trauma.   Coping with Traumatic Stress There are things you can do to help yourself if you have suffered traumatic stress as a result of … Read More

PTSD

In the aftermath of the recent natural disasters in the south, we are going to do a series of posts on dealing with crisis and trauma.   What is PTSD? PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is similar to a stress reaction and, in fact, many people who … Read More

Traumatic Stress

In the aftermath of the recent natural disasters in the south, we are going to do a series of posts on dealing with crisis and trauma.   What is a Traumatic Stress Reaction? People who experience or witness horrible events such as school shootings, combat, rape, torture, natural disasters, accidents … Read More

Trauma – General Information

Disasters are often unexpected, sudden, and overwhelming. In some cases, there are no outwardly visible signs of physical injury, but there is nonetheless a serious emotional toll. It is common for people who have experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normal responses to these abnormal events … Read More

Joy in the mundane

I’ve found myself talking to my clients lately about finding joy in the mundane. Think about all the things that we do on a daily basis that are mundane – laundry, email, commuting, homework, brushing your teeth. It is easy to become frustrated, numb, or disconnected in the mundane. However, … Read More

Don’t miss your life…

Americans as a whole are challenged by being fully “present.” We tend to value quantity over quality. We find ourself looking for more before we have fully embraced what we have. We often settle for skimming the surface of something…say Twitter, Facebook, or emails…instead of seeking to fully understanding. Rather … Read More