Monthly archives: July, 2019

Post Traumatic Growth

You read the title correctly.  It’s not a typo.  I did not mean to say Post Traumatic Stress  nor Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  You’ve been lied to regarding the effects of trauma.    Trauma survivors are far from fragile and damaged.  Yes, something traumatic happened to you, but it’s not who you are.  It doesn’t have …

Suicide

Brandi, one of my cyber gurus at Think Tank Designs, sent me an email encouraging me to pen a blog post on suicide.  My hand wavered over the delete key as it’s not a topic I’d normally address.  However, as the day wore on, my thoughts kept circling back.     Before I knew it my innate …

Beauty Will Save the World

“Beauty will save the world.”  This bold statement was penned by Fyodor Dostoevskh, the dynamic Russian author.  Preposterous?  Hyperbole?  A pipe dream?  Maybe, yet…  Acts of beauty quicken our collective soul.  The university student, unarmed, vulnerable, blocking the line of tanks in Tiananmen Square.  Such acts of beauty become seared onto our collective soul.  As …